Italian American Writers Association Literary Series Presents

IAWA Celebrates its 26th Anniversary
with the
3rd Edition of 
New Voices in Italian America
WHERE: Sidewalk Café, 94 Avenue A (6th Street) East Village, NYC-10009

WHEN:  Saturday, December 9, 2017 @ 5:30 – 7:30 pm
WHO: Native to Bayonne and a graduate from NJCU, Keith Chiappone started the art and literature magazine Instigatorzine, which featured new writers and artists. Keith currently teaches 8th grade language arts in Piscataway. He also plays guitar, sings, and plays harmonica as a singer-songwriter. Keith lives with his wife, Olivia and daughter, Sylvia, in Middlesex, NJ.
Meghan Flaherty is a creative writing student at New Jersey City University. She won the 2016 Walter Glospie Prize from the Academy of American Poets and in 2017 and received an honorable mention. In 2017 she received Honorable Mention for the Kathy Potter Writing Award for her memoir. She co-edits Paths, the literary journal of New Jersey City University. With the help of her mentor, Edvige Giunta, she is working on a thesis, a memoir about the racialization of her ancestors and mothering across racial lines.
Laura Marie Marciano is a poet, performer, and educator. She is the founder of the visual poetics collective gemstone readings and the author of Mall Brat (CCM 2016).  She has an MFA from Brooklyn College and is a PhD candidate at URI under the direction of Peter Covino. She lives on the Internet.

Thanks to Edvige Giunta and Peter Covino for sponsoring these features. Each year IAWA dedicates its December reading to 
new voices in the IA literary community. 
COVER: $8 includes beverage 
DIRECTIONS: By Subway, F to Second Avenue or #6 to Astor Place
IAWA: IAWA Newsletter: Edited by Christina Bruni
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