IAWA Literary Series NYC Presents May 2018

27th Anniversary Readings & Special Events

The Italian American Writers Association is celebrating its 27th Anniversary. Since 1991, IAWA has given voice to writers through its literary series every 2nd Saturday of the month. Readings begin with an Open Mic: IAWA-East is held odd months at Sidewalk Café and IAWA-West continues at Cornelia Street Café on even months.

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 IAWA Features Red Wheelbarrow Poet John Barrale and Novelist Tiziana Rinaldi Castro 

on Saturday, May 12, 2018

WHERE: Cornelia St. Cafe, 29 Cornelia St., NYC

WHEN:  Saturday, May 12, 2018 5:45 – 7:45 pm

WHO: Tiziana Rinaldi Castro is a writer, Ancient Greek Literature professor, and Transformational Life Coach.

In Italy she has published three novels—Come della rosa (2017),  Due cose amare e una dolce (2007), and  Il lungo ritorno (2001) and a poetry book: Dai Morti (1992). Stateside, she has contributed to the anthology Embroidered Stories, (2014). She is a frequent op-ed writer for the Italian newspapers Il Venerdì di Repubblica, Alias, Il Manifesto, and Il Reportage.

In March of this year, John Barrale’s “Poems for the Camel” won the 2018 Cosmographia Chapbook prize. His poems and flash fiction has been published in many online and print publications, most recently, in Unrorean, East Meets West—American Writers Review, Icon, Narrative Northeast, Pidgeonholes, Passager, Sensations Magazine, Molotov Cocktail, NILVX, and The Esthetic Apostle. Along with five other “Gang of Five” members, John hosts and curates The Red Wheelbarrow reading series in Rutherford, NJ.

 Hosting: IAWA Board member, Nick Matros

COVER:  $10 includes complimentary drink.

CONTACT: www.corneliastreetcafe.com; or 212-989-9319.

DIRECTIONS:  A, B, C, D, E, F, and M to West 4th St. or 1 to Christopher St.-Sheridan Sq.

WEBSITE: iawa.net Web Mistress: Christina Bruni

IAWA Newsletter: newsletter@iawa.net

FACEBOOK: www.facebook.com/italianamericanwritersassociation

Feel free to send links to book reviews of Italian American authors’ books to Annie Lanzillotto 

who will post the links to our Facebook

 Our Mission: 

IAWA promotes Italian American literature by encouraging the writing, reading, publication, distribution, translation, and study of writing by Italian American authors.. The three rules of IAWA:

Read One Another, Write or Be Written, and Buy Our Books


Next Readings 

 June 9: Amy Barone and Joey Nicoletti @ Sidewalk


Gordon Gilbert and Susan Weiman @ Cornelia St.