IAWA’s Open Reading Series Featuring Peter Carravetta & Marisa Frasca – February 14, 2015

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, February 14, 5:30 pm -7:30 pm

WHERE: Sidewalk Café at 94 Avenue A (6th Street), East Village, NYC-10014

WHO:   Peter Carravetta, the D’Amato Professor of Italian Studies at SUNY/Stony Brook, is a philosopher, cultural critic, translator, and poet. One of the founders of IAWA, he has written six books of criticism, and edited several journals and anthologies. Carravetta is the author of eight books of poetry, five in Italian, including delle voci (Anterem, 1980) and L’infinito (Campanotto, 2013); and three in English: Existenz (Adams Press, 1976), The Sun and Other Things (Guernica, 1997), and The Other Lives (Guernica, 2013.) Additionally, he contributed to the recently published Poets of the Italian Diaspora (Fordham University Press, 2014), a bilingual anthology covering poetry from 1870-1970.

Marisa Frasca is the author of Via Incanto: Poems from the Darkroom, published by Bordighera Press. Her poems and translations have appeared in literary journals and anthologies, including 5AM, Voices in Italian Americana, Arba Sicula, Philadelphia Poets, Adanna Journal, and Embroidered Stories Anthology. Frasca was a Riggio Scholar at The New School of Writing where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree, and she holds an MFA in poetry from Drew University. Born in Vittoria, Italy, Frasca lives in Manhattan and Long Island’s North Fork.

Event kicks off with Open Mic readings of five minutes.

COVER: $8 includes complimentary drink.  CONTACT: www.sidewalkny.com; or 212-473-7373.

DIRECTIONS: By Subway, F to Second Avenue or #6 to Bleecker Street

Future Readings

Mar 14:  Amy Barone and Al Tacconelli @Cornelia Street Café

April 11: Julia Lisella  and Anthony D’Aries @Sidewalk Café

May 9:  Gil Fagiani and Stephen Siciliano @Cornelia St. Café

June 13: Susan Balik and George Guida @ Sidewalk Café

July 11: Fred Misurella and Joseph Luzzi @ Cornelia St. Café

Contacts: www.iawa.net, www.corneliastreetcafe.com or www.sidewalkny.com

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