IAWA’s 25th Anniversary Events

25th Anniversary Events

Sagra del Libro 

The Italian American Book Festival


Friday, February 26, 2016

6 PM to 10 PM

The Lt. Joseph Petrosino Lodge (OSIA), in collaboration with IAWA – The Italian American Writers Association, is hosting a “Sagra Del Libro.”

WHAT: In past years on a Sunday in May most bookstores remained open in Italy to support and promote its writers. This initiative was called “Celebrazione dei Libri” (Celebration of Books). Our Sagra Del Libro continues in the spirit of that movement by celebrating our Italian-American literary culture.

WHERE: At the Lodge Hall at 113 Baxter Street in Manhattan’s Little Italy.

DIRECTIONS: By subway, J, N, Q, Z to Canal Street (212) 226-6427

WHO: All writers, publishers, literary event organizers and artists are invited to display their promotional materials and sell their books and services at this event. Tables will be set up for displays, books and promotional materials, and authors will be available to speak with attendees and sign books. Lively presentations or readings by the authors will make for a fascinating evening of celebrating our Italian-American writers.

HOW to Participate: Contact either Bob Agnoli at 917-816-9916 or Gil Fagiani at fagianella@aol.com to reserve a spot or for additional information. Free to all. A charge of $5.00 for individual authors and publishers will reserve a spot and participate. Payment should be by check  made out to the Lt. Joseph Petrosino Lodge and mailed to Robert Agnoli, 175 Pinehurst Ave., Apt. 1F, New York, NY 10033. 

Next Readings

March 12: Diane Block and John Hennessy @ Cornelia St. Cafe – For details and reader bios, see post below.

April 9: Wendy Galgan and Tony Gloeggler @ Sidewalk Cafe

May 14: Rachel Guido DeVries and Joseph Giordano @Cornelia St. Café