IAWA’s Open Reading Series Featuring Nancy Caronia & Edvige Giunta – September 12, 2015

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, SEPTEMBER 12, 2015 @ 5:45 PM

WHERE: @ Cornelia St. Café @ 29 Cornelia St. off Bleeker

WHO: Nancy Caronia is a Lecturer in the Honors Program at University of Rhode Island, where she teaches contemporary literature, composition, and creative writing. Caronia’s creative writing has most recently appeared in Animal, New Delta Review, Lowestoft Chronicles, biostories,and The Missing Slate .  Her scholarship appears in peer-reviewed journals, including  AEQ ,  Italian American Review , and  Essays on Italian American Literature and Culture . She is co-editor of  Personal Effects: Essays on Memoir, Culture, and Teaching in the Work of Louise DeSalvo (co-edited with Edvige Giunta) and wrote the introduction for the reprint of Louise DeSalvo’s Casting Off (Bordighera Press, 2014).

Edvige Giunta is Professor of English at New Jersey City University, where she teaches memoir and other literature and writing courses. She is the author of Writing with an Accent: Contemporary Italian American Women Authors and Dire l’indicibile . She is co-editor of The Milk of Almonds: Italian American Women Writers on Food and Culture (coedited with Louise DeSalvo); Italian American Writers on New Jersey (coedited with Maria Mazziotti Gillan and Jennifer Gillan); Teaching Italian American Literature, Film, and Popular Culture (co-edited with Kathleen Zamboni. McCormick); Embroidered Stories: Interpreting Women’s Domestic Needlework from the Italian Diaspora (co-edited with Joseph Sciorra); and Personal Effects: Essays on Memoir, Culture, and Teaching in the Work of Louise DeSalvo (co-edited with Nancy Caronia).

COVER: $8 includes complimentary drink.

CONTACT: www.corneliastreetcafe.com; or 212-989-9319.

DIRECTIONS: By Subway, A, B, C, D, E, F, and M to West 4th St. or 1 to Christopher St.-Sheridan Square

Info for Readings at Sidewalk Cafe:

CONTACTwww.sidewalkny.com; or 212-473-7373.

Events kick off with Open Mic readings of five minutes.

DIRECTIONS: By Subway, F to Second Avenue or #6 to Bleecker Street. (more)

Literary Manhattan lists IAWA among the Top 42 spoken word poetry events good for dancing around a fire: http://www.literarymanhattan.org/42-spoken-word-poetry-events-good-for-dancing-around-a-fire/

Upcoming 2015 Readings:

Oct. 10: Maria Mazziotti Gillan and Michael Palma @ Sidewalk Café

Nov.14: Bob Agnoli and Tommy Fucaloro @Cornelia St. Café

Dec. 12: Premiere of Student Partners Night @Sidewalk Café

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