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 Welcomes Tellers of Tales and Political Passions
WHERE: @ Cornelia St. Café @ 29 Cornelia St. off Bleecker
WHEN: Saturday May 14, 2016 @ 5:45 – 7:45 pm
WHO: Joe Giordano and LuLu LoLo Pascale
Joe Giordano’s novel, Birds of Passage, An Italian Immigrant Coming of Age Story, was published by Harvard Square Editions October 2015. Giordano’s stories have appeared in more than seventy magazines including Bartleby Snopes, The Monarch Review, decomP, and The Summerset Review. His novel, Birds of Passage, An Italian Immigrant Coming of Age Story, was published by Harvard Square Editions October 2015. Giordano was born in Brooklyn. He and his wife, Jane, have lived in Greece, Brazil, Belgium and Netherlands. They now live in Texas with their little shih tzu, Sophia. http://joe-giordano.com/
LuLu LoLo Pascale is a New York based playwright/actor, international performance artist, historian, and activist. LuLu has written and performed eight one-person plays Off-Broadway. Her passion for historical research and social justice, and the struggle of women in New York City’s past, exemplified by subjects such as the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire and the lesbian lover of murder victim Kitty Genovese have inspired her work. She is is currently researching the correspondence of the East Harlem Congressman Vito Marcantonio while her socially engaged performance project, “Where are the Women?” highlights the lack of monuments honoring women in New York City. www.lululolo.com
COVER: $9 includes complimentary drink.
DIRECTIONS: Trains: A, B, C, D, E, F, and M to West 4th St. or 1 to Christopher St.-Sheridan Sq.
BLOG: italian american writers café @i-italy.org
June 11: Lawyers Write — Tony Iovino + Stephanie Laterza @Sidewalk Café
July 9: Joel Allegretti and Mark Rotella of Publishers’ Weekly @Cornelia St. Café
August 13: Joey Nicoletti and Nicole Santalucia @Sidewalk Café
September 10: Gil Fagiani and Frank Lentricchia @Cornelia St. Café
October 8: Embroidered Stories -Edvige Giunta and Joseph Sciorra @Sidewalk Café
November 12: Chuck Joy and Jennifer Militello @Cornelia St. Café
IAWA promotes Italian American literature by encouraging the writing, reading, publication, distribution, translation, and study of writing by Italian American authors.
Circolo Literario, Online Poetry Circle
Initiated in 2014 by Gil Fagiani and Nick Matros. Members are welcomed to join this online poetry workshop. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org