IAWA New York Literary Series June 2023

Three Rules of IAWA plus 1:
Read each other, Write or be written, Buy our books,
Review each other

IAWA New York

@ Jefferson Market Library
425 6th Ave, near 9th St., 1st Floor

Willa Cather Room adjacent to Children’s Reading Room

Please wait in lobby to enter.

Featuring: Rosanna Staffa & Gabriella Belfiglio & Open Mic

Saturday, June 10 @ 2:30 Sign up in LOBBY; 4:45 pm end

Rosanna Staffa will read from her debut novel The War Ends At Four  (Regal House Publishing, 2023). An Italian-born, award-winning author, she received a McKnight Advancement Grant, a Jerome Fellowship, and won The Southampton Review nonfiction prize in 2022 with Holy, was also nominated among Notable Essays and Literary Nonfiction 2022. Her short story Animals with Wings was included in the Best Small Fiction 2021; her work received Honorable Mention for The Tiferet Journal Award in 2019 and a Pushcart nomination. A Hedgebrook Alumna, her work has appeared in many journals including: The Sun, The Best New Writers Vol. 16, Gargoyle, and Brevity Blog among many others.


Gabriella M. Belfiglio is an Italian-American, queer artist and political activist in Brooklyn, NY.  She is a winner of the W.B. Yeats award and a Saltonstall fellow.   Belfiglio teaches self-defense, martial arts, and conflict resolution, to all ages throughout the five boroughs.  Her work has been published in many anthologies and journals including The Centrifugal Eye, Folio, Avanti Popolo, Poetic Voices without Borders, Lambda Literary Review, and The Paterson Review. She is part of the poet trio, The Ferlinghetti Girls, with Paola Corso and Phyllis Capello.