IAWA’s Open Reading Series–Saturday, March 12, 2016–Featuring Diane Block & John Hennessy

The Italian American Writers Association will celebrate its 25th Anniversary in 2016. Since 1991, IAWA has given voice to writers through its literary series every second Saturday of the months. 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 Presents the Ides of March in a Good Way!

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

WHEN:  March 12, 2016 (Saturday)    5:45 – 7:45 pm

WHO: Diane Block is a professional classical violinist who received her training at the Manhattan School of Music, with a Master’s Degree in Violin Performance in 1980. There, she developed an interest in Romantic and Modern Poetry, an interest she shared with musician friends at monthly musical and poetry salons. Eight of her poems were recently published in the prestigious European on-line literary journal Levure Littéraire No. 9. Block and cellist Terry Batts comprise the violin/cello Duo Gemini Journey, often accompanied by Fred Simpson on percussion performing at Cornelia St. Café and other venues in NYC and Long Island. 

John Hennessy is the author of two collections, Coney Island Pilgrims and Bridge and Tunnel, and his poems appear in many journals and anthologies, including Best American Poetry 2013, The Believer, Poetry, Fulcrum, Harvard Review, The New Republic,The Huffington Post, Best New Poets 2005, and The Yale Review. Hennessy went to Princeton University on a Cane Scholarship, and he received graduate degrees from the University of Texas at Austin and the University of Arkansas. In 2007-2008 he held the Resident Fellowship in Poetry at the Amy Clampitt House. Hennessy is the poetry editor of The Common, a new print magazine based at Amherst College, and teaches at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

COVER: $9 includes complimentary drink.  

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

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