Italian American Writers Association Literary Reading (www.iawa.net). Since 1991, IAWA has given voice to writers through its literary series every second Saturday of the month. IAWA East is held even months at Sidewalk Café and IAWA West continues at Cornelia Street Café on odd months.
WHEN: Saturday, March 14th, 5:45-7:45pm — Event kicks off with Open Mic readings of five minutes.
WHERE: Cornelia Street Café at 29 Cornelia Street, West Village, NYC-10014
WHO: Amy Barone’s new chapbook, Kamikaze Dance, was recently released by Finishing Line Press. She was recognized as a finalist in the publisher’s New Women’s Voices Chapbook Competition. Her poetry has appeared in CityLitRag, First Literary Review-East, Gradiva, Impolite Conversation (UK), Maintenant, Philadelphia Poets and The Rutherford Red Wheelbarrow, among other publications. Her first chapbook, Views from the Driveway, was published by Foothills Publishing in 2008. Barone spent five years as Italian correspondent in Milan for Women’s Wear Daily and Advertising Age. She is a board member of the Italian American Writers Association (IAWA) and helps organize and promote IAWA’s monthly readings held second Saturdays in New York City. She is a professional member of PEN America Center and belongs to the Brevitas online poetry community. A native of Bryn Mawr, PA, Barone lives in New York City.
Albert Tacconelli has a new poetry collection, Perhaps Fly, from Bordighera Press. He has also published chapbooks: Two Countries One Heart, The Laurenzi Poems, Short Stack, and That One Pure Time. His writing has appeared in such publications as Paterson Literary Review, Philadelphia Poets, Endicott Review, Mad Poets Review, VIA and Avanti Popolo: Italian-Americans Writers Sailing Beyond Columbus. His paintings and prints are included in the permanent collection of contemporary art at Passaic County Community College and he has exhibited at The Philadelphia Sketch Club, Mariani Italian American Museum and Institute, and Galleria Artemisia. Tacconelli won Honorable Mention in Ohio Poetry Association’s Summer Solstice Contest, was runner up in Philadelphia Poets First Annual John And Rose Petracca & Family Award, and received the Allen Ginsberg Poetry Contest Editor’s Choice and Honorable Mention awards. He lives in Wynnewood, PA.
DIRECTIONS: By Subway, A, B, C, D, E, F, and M to West 4th St. or 1 to Christopher St.-Sheridan Square
April 11: Anthony D’Aries and Julia Lisella @Sidewalk Café
May 9: Gil Fagiani and Stephen Siciliano @Cornelia St. Café
June 13: George Guida and Susan Balik @Sidewalk Café
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