IAWA’s Open Reading Series Featuring Suzanne Petito-Egielski and Michael Trocchia – November 8, 2014

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, November 8, 5:45-7:45 pm

WHERE: Cornelia Street Café at 29 Cornelia Street, West Village, NYC-10014

WHO:   Suzanne Petito-Egielski will read from her debut novel, Nelson’s Castle: A Bronte Fairy Tale (Amuninni Press, 2013), based on stories about her grandmother’s hometown.  Her second novel, Miss Iceland of 1955, will be published in 2015.  She is a former language teacher and genealogical researcher. Born in Brooklyn and raised in Queens, Petito-Egielski received a B.A. from CUNY’s Queens College and a Master’s degree in French Literature from New York University. She is at work on her third novel, The Dowry: A Sant’Angelo dei Lombardi Fairy Tale.

Michael Trocchia is the author of The Fatherlands (Monkey Puzzle Press, Feb. 2014), a series of short fiction and prose poems on origins and estrangement.  His work has appeared in such journals as Asheville Poetry Review, Baltimore Review, The Boiler, Camera Obscura, Mid-American Review, Open Letters Monthly, and Tar River Poetry. A finalist for the Marsh Hawk Press Poetry Prize, he won the Prick of the Spindle’s Fiction Competition. His upcoming poetry collection, Unfounded, will appear in early 2015.

Event kicks off with Open Mic readings of five minutes.


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

Next Readings

Dec. 13: Richard Vetere and Antonio D’Alfonso @Sidewalk Café

Jan. 17**3rd SAT: Frank Messina and TBA@ Cornelia Street Café

Feb. 14: Peter Caravetta and TBA @Sidewalk Café

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

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