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IAWA New York Resumes 2nd Saturdays
March 11, 2023 @ 2:30 PM @ Jefferson Market Library
425 6th Ave, near 9th St.
Willa Cather Room
Nick Matros & Frank Perero
& Open Mic
Saturday, March 11 @ 2:30 [sign up in LOBBY]-4:45 pm
Please wait in the lobby or Adult reading rooms until the room is open.
Adults are not allowed to be in the Children’s room.
Nick Matros is currently at work on a project tentatively titled Kidnapped by Communists: or How I learned to speak Italian. His poetry has appeared in Italian Americana, Feile-Festa, Avanti Popolo, Sweet Lemons 2, and many other publications.
He teaches Italian and Spanish language in Suffolk County, NY and has served as an IAWA board member. He earned a BFA in dramatic writing from NYU and an MA in Italian literature from Middlebury College.
Frank Perero will read from his inaugural collection Drive Through the Night (Page Publishing, 2022), some of which appeared in The Third Seven Towers Anthology. His poetry is based on the balladeer tradition of Robert W Service and epic ballads as The Village Blacksmith and The Highwayman. He earned a BA in creative writing at Queens College and a Masters in Rehabilitation Counseling from St. John’s University. Recently, he has worked in local politics.
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