IAWA’s Open Reading Series Featuring Joel Allegretti & Annie Lanzillotto–February 11, 2017

The Italian American Writers Association is celebrating its 26th Anniversary. Since 1991, IAWA has given voice to writers through its literary series every 2nd Saturday of the month. Readings begin with an Open Mic: IAWA-East is held even months at Sidewalk Café and IAWA-West continues at Cornelia Street Café on odd months. Visit and join us at iawa.net

IAWA: Features Prolific Authors and Performance Artist:

Joel Allegretti and Annie Lanzillotto

WHERE: Sidewalk Café, 94 Avenue A (6th Street) East Village, NYC 10009

WHEN: Saturday, February 11, 2017 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

WHO: Joel Allegretti is the author of five collections of poetry and a novella, Our Dolphin (Thrice Publishing, 2016). His sixth collection, Platypus, is forthcoming from NYQ Books. He is the editor of Rabbit Ears: TV Poems (NYQ Books, 2015), an anthology The Boston Globe called, “a smart exploration of the many, many meanings of TV.” Rain Taxi wrote, “With its diversity of content and poetic form, Rabbit Ears feels more rich and eclectic than any other poetry anthology on the market.”

Annie Rachele Lanzillotto’s memoir, ‘L’ is for Lion (SUNY Press), was a finalist for the Lambda Literary Award.  Her debut poetry collection is titled Schistsong (Bordighera Press, 2015).  Lanzillotto narrated both audiobooks, which are available on Audible.com.  Listen to her new blues album, Swampjuice.

Hosting: Bob Agnoli, IAWA Board Member and author of Edge.

COVER: $8 includes beverage.

CONTACT: www.sidewalkny.com; 212-473-7373.

DIRECTIONS: By Subway, F to Second Avenue or #6 to Astor Place

IAWA: iawa.net; newsletter@iawa.net

BLOG: italian american writers café @i-italy.org

FACEBOOK: www.facebook.com/italianamericanwritersassociation

Upcoming Readings

March 11: Marisa Labozzetta and Tim Tomlinson @ Cornelia St. Café

APRIL 8: Stephen Massimilla and Judith Vollmer @ Sidewalk Café

MAY 13: Mark Chiusano and Paul Salisini @ Cornelia St. Café

JUNE 10: Olivia Kate Cerrone and Nino Provenzano/bilingual @ Sidewalk Café

Our Mission: IAWA promotes Italian American literature by encouraging the writing, reading, publication, distribution, translation, and study of writing by Italian American authors.. The three rules of IAWA: Read One Another, Write or Be Written, and Buy Our Books.