IAWA New York Literary Series May 2024

Three rules of IAWA:

Read Each Other, Write or Be Written, Buy Each Other’s Books! And review each other!

IAWA New York Presents

From Coast to Coast:

Natalie Serianni & Mark Rotella

Saturday, May 11, 2024 (on Zoom)

6-8 PM EST; Open Mic begins at 6—“doors” close at 6:15

Admission is free; registration required

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Natalie Serianni is a Philly-born, Seattle-based writer, professor, and mother of two. Her personal essays and creative nonfiction have been featured at HuffPost, Insider, Brevity, ParentMap, Motherwell, Literary Mama, The Keepthings, Barely South Review, and the Manifest-Station, among other parenting publications and literary journals. She’s been interviewed by National Geographic, Crosscut, and Care.com. Her essay, “Subtle Shifts,” was included in the recent anthology, “The Pandemic MidLife Crisis: GenX Women on the Brink.” She teaches composition at a two-year college, and personal essay writing at Hugo House. She is at work on a manuscript about midlife parenting and long-held grief. Connect with her at natalieserianni.com and on Instagram @natserianni.

Mark Rotella is the Director of the Joseph and Elda Coccia Institute for the Italian Experience in America and teaches creative writing at Montclair State University. Rotella is the author of Stolen Figs: And Other Adventures in Calabria and Amore: The Story of Italian American Song. He also wrote the introduction for the 2006 reissue of Carlo Levi’s classic 1945 memoir, Christ Stopped at Eboli.
He has published nearly four dozen articles in a wide array of outlets including The New York Times, New York Times Book Review, La Voce di New York, The L.A. Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, Minneapolis Star Tribune, Vanity Fair, Saveur Magazine, and NPR.org and has appeared on various radio and television programs.

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