IAWA NYC Literary Series Presents October 2019

October 12, 2019

Maria Frasca and Nadina LaSpina

Marisa Frasca is the author of two poetry collections: Via Incanto and Wild Fennel (Bordighera Press).  Her poems and translations have been widely published in literary journals and anthologies, among them: The Stillwater Review; The Missouri Review; Italian Americana; Making Mirrors: Writing/Righting for and by refugees Anthology; From everywhere a little Anthology.  Frasca holds an MFA in poetry from Drew University and currently serves on the Advisory Board of Arba Sicula, a non- profit that preserves, promotes and disseminates the Sicilian language and literature.  Born in Vittoria, Italy, Frasca resides in Manhasset, New York.

Nadina LaSpina came to the U.S. from Sicily at age 13. She is a disability rights activist, arrested countless times for civil disobedience; an educator, who taught Italian at NYU and at Fordham, and Disability Studies at the New School; and the author of Such a Pretty Girl, a memoir and her first book (New Village Press, partner of NYU Press).  LaSpina has had many articles, essays, and stories in publications such as Ragged Edge (a disability paper), New Politics (a socialist journal), And Then (a literary magazine) She won second prize in the annual contest sponsored by the Women’s National Book Association’s Bookwoman.

WHERE: Mulberry Street Public Library

10 Jersey Street, New York, NY

Corner of Mulberry and Prince Streets,

near Lafayette Street, one block south of East Houston Street

R train to Prince; D and F to Broadway-Lafayette

Wheelchair accessible

WHEN: 2-4 PM

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