IAWA New York City Literary Series May 2019

SATURDAY, MAY 18 @ NYPL Mulberry St. 
featuring 
Double Book Boost: 
 
Kathy Curto and 
Mike Fiorito
Kathy Curto teaches at The Writing Institute/Sarah Lawrence College and Montclair State University. She is the author of Not for Nothing-Glimpses into a Jersey Girlhood . She serves on the faculty of the Joe Papaleo Writers’ Workshop in Cetara, Italy and lives in the Hudson Valley with her husband and their four children.
Mike Fiorito’s book Call Me Guido was just published by Ovunque Siamo Press in 2019. His two short story collections Hallucinating Huxley and Freud’s Haberdashery Habits & Other Stories were published by Alien Buddha Press in 2018.  His writings have appeared in Ovunque Siamo, Narratively, Mad Swirl, Pif Magazine, Longshot Island, Beautiful Losers, The Honest Ulsterman, Chagrin River Review, The New Engagement and other publications.He  is currently a guest editor for Mad Swirl Magazine.  His work has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize.
All Readings begin with an Open Mic, followed by two features and book sales and signings.
Hosted by Peter Marra
WHERE: Mulberry Street Public Library
10 Jersey Street, New York, NY
Corner of Mulberry and Prince Streets,
near Lafayette Street, one block south of East Houston Street
Wheelchair accessible
WHEN: 2-4 PM
Three rules of IAWA: Read each other; Write or be Written; Buy our Books; 
and new rule, Review each other!
 
June 22 @NYPL Mulberry St. 
Book Boost:
Joe Giordano and Maria Lisella
 
June 29@ NYPL Mulberry St. 
Tales of Two Maria’s
Bordighera Book Boost x2:
Maria Terrone and Maria Giura
 
July 27, 28
IAWA at New York City Poetry Festival
Governor’s Island
Hosted by Peter Marra
 
July 13 @ NYPL Mulberry St. 
Book Boost x2:
Sara Fruner, Bitter Bites from Sugar Hills
and 
Marisa Labozzetta, Thieves Never Steal in the Rain. 
 
September 14 @ NYPL Mulberry St. 
National Translation Month
Romance is in the Air and on Our Lips
Claudia Serea and TBA
 
October 12 @ NYPL Mulberry St.
Book Boost:
Marisa Frasca, Wild Fennel and 
Francesco Paolo Tanzj from Molise, Italy
 
November 9 @ NYPL Mulberry St.
Book Boost:
Barbara Crooker and Maria Mazziotti Gillan
 
December 14 @ NYPL Mulberry St.
Zoe Trischka and TBA

NEW + NOTEWORTHY
 IAWA’s Boston Series
 @ I AM Books 189 North Street Boston, MA
Hosted by Authors, Julia Lisella and Jennifer Martelli

IAWA New York City Literary Series April 2019

Be Part of Versetto Libretto’s Translation Project at this Reading

APRIL 27 @ NYPL Mulberry St. 

featuring Versetto Libretto or Free Verse

Translation Experience with Laura Caparrotti and Dave Johnson

At the IAWA event, Italian artists and Free Verse poets will recite poems in their original version followed by the Italian translations.

The audience is invited to participate by bringing a short poem that will be translated.

Laura Caparrotti (Kairos Italy Theater) Since 2014, In Scena! Italian Theater Festival NY has brought Italian artists to the Free Verse Poetry Workshops in the South Bronx to collaborate. Hosted in the heart of the waiting room of the NYC Department of Probation, the Italian artists translate poems written by the Free Verse participants, which include probation clients, their families, the staff, and community members. The Italian artists perform the poems together with their authors. In 2018, this experience became a book, Versetto Libero: a celebration, published by Kairos Italy Theater. The collection features poems, stories, photos that bear witness to four years of pure love and shared art, culture, and life.

Dave Johnson is the author of the play, Baptized To The Bone (Dramatists Books), a book of poems, Marble Shoot (Hummingbird Press/Wake Forest University), and the editor of an anthology of poems, Movin’ (Scholastic/Orchard Books). Johnson is a Lecturer at Yale University, a Visiting Faculty member of the MFA Program at The New School University, and an Instructor at The Cooper Union School of Art. He teaches extensively in public libraries and with Poets House, in the nationwide Poetry in The Branches Public Library Initiative. Dave appeared as guest artist for The Manhattan Borough President’s inauguration 2006 at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. And appointed by the NYC Mayor’s Office, Johnson is currently serving as Poet in Residence for The Department of Probation of New York City.

Hosted by Camilla Trinchieri

WHERE: Mulberry Street Public Library

10 Jersey Street, New York, NY

Corner of Mulberry and Prince Streets,

near Lafayette Street, one block south of East Houston Street

Wheelchair accessible

WHEN: 2-4 PM

Three rules of IAWA: Read each other; Write or be Written; Buy our Books; 

and new rule, Review each other!

 

May 18 @ NYPL Mulberry St. 

Book Boost x2:

Kathy Curto and Mike Fiorito

June 22 @NYPL Mulberry St. 

Book Boost:

Joe Giordano and Maria Lisella

July 27, 28

IAWA at New York City Poetry Festival

Governor’s Island

Hosted by Peter Marra

June 29@ NYPL Mulberry St. 

Tales of Two Maria’s

Bordighera Book Boost x2:

Maria Terrone and Maria Giura

July 13 @ NYPL Mulberry St. 

Book Boost x2:

Susan Gerardi Bello and 

Marisa Labozzetta, Thieves Never Steal in the Rain. 

September 14 @ NYPL Mulberry St. 

National Translation Month

Romance is in the Air and on Our Lips

Claudia Serea and TBA

October 12 @ NYPL Mulberry St.

Book Boost:

Marisa Frasca, Wild Fennel and TBA

November 9 @ NYPL Mulberry St.

Book Boost:

Barbara Crooker and Maria Mazziotti Gillan

December 14 @ NYPL Mulberry St.

Zoe Trischka and TBA


NEW + NOTEWORTHY
 IAWA’s Boston Series

 @ I AM Books 189 North Street Boston, MA

Hosted by Authors, Julia Lisella and Jennifer Martelli

https://www.iambooksboston.com/calendar/

IAWA Boston Literary Series March 2019

IAWA Boston Literary Series at I AM Books

189 NORTH STREET, BOSTON

Saturday March 30, 2019; 6pm to 8pm

Open mic signups 5:45!

FEATURING LAURA KLINKON AND MICHAEL PALMA:

a night of translations and original poetry

 Laura Klinkon’s poetry collections include Trying to Find You, Kitchen Abrasives, and Looking Askance. Her translation of Edna St.Vincent Millay’s sonnets, The Silent Lyre/La Lira Silente was published in 2018. Born in Sicily, she has worked in Washington, D.C., New York, and Rochester, N.Y. as an editor, writer, and translator.

Michael Palma’s poetry collections include A Fortune in Gold and Begin in Gladness. He has published eighteen translations of modern Italian poets and a fully rhymed translation of Dante’s Inferno (reprinted as a Norton Critical Edition). His most recent book is Faithful in My Fashion: Essays on the Translation

IAWA New York City Literary Series March 2019

Three rules of IAWA: Read each other; Write or be Written; Buy our Books; 
and new rule, Review each other!
 
IAWA’s Literary Readings have moved to the NYPL Mulberry St. Branch
in the heart of Little Italy
 
Readings are scheduled 2-4 pm
March 23 @ NYPL Mulberry St. 
featuring Italiani per caso, Italians by Chance 
Bernard Block and Rosalie Calabrese
 
Bernard Block, born and raised in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn, hosts the Series “From Whitman to Ginsberg.”  Almost 40 poems have been published in the European literary journal, Levure Littéraire #8, #9 and #12.  His poetry collection Am I My Brother’s Keeper? (Dark Light Publishing) is available on Amazon.
 
Rosalie Calabrese is a native New Yorker and management consultant for the arts whose poems have appeared in Cosmopolitan, Poetry New Zealand, The New York Times, Critical Sociology, Psychoanalytic Perspectives and many other publications, including anthologies and on the Web. Her sixth chapbook, Remembering Chris was published by Poets Wear Prada.
WHERE: Mulberry Street Public Library
10 Jersey Street, New York, NY
Corner of Mulberry and Prince Streets,
near Lafayette Street, one block south of East Houston Street
Wheelchair accessible
WHEN: 2-4 PM
 
April 27 @ NYPL Mulberry St. 
Laura Caparotti, Versetto Libero, Free Verse Project
Three Readers, Two Languages
Audience Participation
Hosted by Camilla Trinchieri
 
May 18 @ NYPL Mulberry St. 
Book Boost x2:
Kathy Curto and Mike Fiorito
 
June 22 @NYPL Mulberry St. 
Book Boost:
Joe Giordano and Maria Lisella
 
July 27, 28
IAWA at New York City Poetry Festival
Governor’s Island
Hosted by Peter Marra
 
June 29@ NYPL Mulberry St. 
Tales of Two Maria’s
Bordighera Book Boost x2:
Maria Terrone and Maria Giura
 
July 13 @ NYPL Mulberry St. 
Book Boost x2:
Susan Gerardi Bello and 
Marisa Labozzetta, Thieves Never Steal in the Rain. 
 
September 14 @ NYPL Mulberry St. 
National Translation Month
Romance is in the Air and on Our Lips
Claudia Serea and TBA
 
October 12 @ NYPL Mulberry St.
Book Boost:
Marisa Frasca, Wild Fennel and TBA
 
November 9 @ NYPL Mulberry St.
Book Boost:
Barbara Crooker and Maria Mazziotti Gillan
 
December 14 @ NYPL Mulberry St.
Zoe Trischka and TBA

NEW + NOTEWORTHY
 IAWA’s Boston Series
 @ I AM Books 189 North Street Boston, MA
Hosted by Authors, Julia Lisella and Jennifer Martelli

IAWA Boston Literary Series Presents February 2019

Presents

IAWA in Boston at I AM Books 189 NORTH STREET, BOSTON

Saturday February 23, 2019

6pm to 8pm Open mic signups 5:45!

 FEATURING JOEY NICOLETTI AND JOSEPH TORRA

Joey Nicoletti is the author of three poetry collections, most recently Thundersnow, and five chapbooks, including Capicola Slang. His Pushcart Prize-nominated work has appeared in The Rumpus, Ovunque Siamo, Aethlon, Voices in Italian Americana. Joey teaches at SUNY Buffalo State College.

Joseph Torra’s books include: My Ground Trilogy, They Say, What It Takes, What’s So Funny, The Bystander’s Scrapbook  (Fiction); Call Me Waiter (Memoir); Keep Watching the Sky, After the Chinese, Time Being (Poetry); he has edited the poetry of Stephen Jonas, and literary journals lift magazine, and Let the Bucket Down.

IAWA New York City Literary Series Presents February Update

With the closing of Cornelia St. Cafe, IAWA will be exploring other venues for our literary reading. Check website for venues & time changes at iawa.net

28th Anniversary Readings & Special Events

The Italian American Writers Association is celebrating its 28th Anniversary. Since 1991, IAWA has given voice to writers through its literary series every 2nd Saturday of the month. 

Readings begin with an Open Mic followed by two Features and Book Signings.

IAWA Features

Love, Lust, Eros & Talks on the Wild Side with Camilla Crespi and Peter Marra 

on Saturday, February 23rd

WHERE: New York Public Library Mulberry St. Branch

10 Jersey Street, New York, NY

Corner of Mulberry and Prince Streets,

near Lafayette Street, one block south of East Houston Street

Wheelchair accessible

WHEN:  Saturday, February 23rd @ 2-4 PM

LOVE, LUST EROS & TALKS ON THE WILD SIDE

WHO: Camilla Trinchieri, eager to try something new, wrote the e-book, Desire,Inc., an erotic novel written under the name of Zoe Zarani. Under the pseudonym Camilla Crespi, she has published seven novels in “The Trouble With” mystery series. The Breakfast Club Murder was published in 2014. As Camilla Trinchieri she has published, The Price of Silence (2007-Soho Press) and Seeking Alice (2016-SUNY Press). Both have been translated and published in Italy. www.camillatrinchieri.com

Peter Marra’s writings explore addiction, love, sex and secrets. Author of 4 poetry books and over 300 poems, his latest poetry collection is Random Crucifixions: Obsessions, Dolls and Maniac Cameras (Hammer & anvil Books). A hyper-surrrealistic giallo novel, A Naked Kiss from a Broken Doll, is due out in 2019.

CONTRIBUTION: $3

FUTURE DATES at this venue: July 13, September 15, November 9

CONTACT:

IAWA: iawa.net

Facebook: www.facebook.com/italianamericanwritersassociation

 

Next IAWA Events & Readings

March 23 @ NYPL Mulberry St. Branch

featuring Italiano per caso, Italian by Chance

Bernard Block and Rosalie Calabrese

NEW + NOTEWORTHY IAWA’s Boston Series

 @ I AM Books 189 North Street Boston, MA

Hosted by Authors, Julia Lisella and Jennifer Martelli

https://www.iambooksboston.com/calendar/

 Our Mission

IAWA promotes Italian American literature by encouraging the writing, reading, publication, distribution, translation, and study of writing by Italian American authors.

IAWA Boston Literary Series Presents January 2019

Presents: IAWA in Boston at I AM Books

189 NORTH STREET, BOSTON

Saturday January 26, 2019

6pm to 8pm

Open mic signups 5:45!

 

FEATURING KATHY CURTO AND DANIELLE JONES

 

Kathy Curto is the author of Not for Nothing-Glimpses into a Jersey Girlhood. She teaches at The Writing Institute/Sarah Lawrence College and Montclair State University and also serves on the faculty of the Joe Papaleo Writers’ Workshop in Cetara, Italy.

 

Danielle Jones is a poet and assistant director of the Writers House at Merrimack College. She is the recipient of the 2014 Rona Jaffe Foundation Writer’s Award. Italian American (on her mother’s side), she lived in Abruzzo where she became a licensed interpreter.

 

IAWA New York City Literary Series Presents January 2019

With the closing of Cornelia St. Cafe, IAWA will be exploring other venues for our literary reading.

Check website for venue changes. iawa.net

 

28th Anniversary Readings & Special Events

 

The Italian American Writers Association is celebrating its 28th Anniversary. Since 1991, IAWA has given voice to writers through its literary series every 2nd Saturday of the month. Readings begin with an Open Mic.

 

IAWA Features Julie Forgione and Jennifer Martelli at NYPL Mulberry St. Branch

WHERE: New York Public Library Mulberry St. Branch

10 Jersey Street, New York, NY

Corner of Mulberry and Prince Streets,

near Lafayette Street, one block south of East Houston Street

Wheelchair accessible

FUTURE DATES at this venue: July 13, September 15, November 9

WHEN:  Saturday, Jan. 12 @ 2-4 PM

WHO: 

Julie Forgione is working on two collections: one of short stories and another of poetry. A professional writing consultant at the Fashion Institute of Technology and an ESL teacher, she has a background in painting and fine art. She makes an annual sojourn to Italy each year to keep her Italian flowing and is a regular at IAWA readings.

Jennifer Martelli is the author of The Uncanny Valley (Big Table Publishing Company, 2016) and My Tarantella (Bordighera Press, 2018), as well as the chapbook, After Bird from Grey Book Press. She is the recipient of the Massachusetts Cultural Council Grant in Poetry and poetry editor for The Mom Egg Review.

CONTRIBUTION: $3

CONTACT: https://www.nypl.org/events/programs/2018/01/12/literary-reading-italian-american-writers-association-featuring-julie

IAWA: iawa.net IAWA Facebook: www.facebook.com/italianamericanwritersassociation

 

Next IAWA Events & Readings

Feb. 9 @ Sidewalk Cafe

Love, Lust, Eros or Talks on the Wild Side

 featuring Peter Marra and Camillia Trinchieri

NEW + NOTEWORTHY IAWA’s Boston Series

 @ I AM Books 189 North Street Boston, MA

Hosted by Authors, Julia Lisella and Jennifer Martelli

https://www.iambooksboston.com/calendar/

 

Our Mission

IAWA promotes Italian American literature by encouraging the writing, reading, publication, distribution, translation, and study of writing by Italian American authors.

Happy Holidays!
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 Old Faces in New Places: IAWA in 2019
We would like to thank you for sharing your work and your support for the past 27 years and look forward to listening, learning and promoting your work in the future.
The three rules of IAWA: 
Read each other, Write or be Written, Buy our Books
 
NEWS: 
This year saw the expansion of IAWA’s monthly literary series to Boston co-hosted by Jennifer C. Martelli and Julia Lisella at I AM Bookstore in the North End.As many of you may have heard, our venerable venue and home for the past 20 years in New York City, the Cornelia St. Cafe, will close its doors on Jan. 2, 2019. However, our 2nd Saturday reading series will continue and celebrate its 28th anniversary at nearby venues. 

 
We are still looking for venues for the 
March and May readings – suggestions welcomed.
For updates, please visit iawa.net
 

NYPL Mulberry Branch will co-host 
FUTURE DATES:
January 12, July 13, September 15, November 9
WHEN: 2-4 PM

LOCATION: 
Mulberry Street Public Library
10 Jersey Street, New York, NY
CONTRIBUTION: $3 
Corner of Mulberry and Prince Streets,
near Lafayette Street, one block south of East Houston Street
Wheelchair accessible
Subways: R, W – Prince Street
B, D, F, M – Broadway-Lafayette St.
One note: Appreciate volunteers to arrive at 1:30 to
set up chairs…many thanks, looking forward to a new IAWA
in a very old place, a former chocolate factory.
Sidewalk Cafe will co-host 
FUTURE DATES:
February 9, April 13, June 8, October 13, December 14
WHEN: 5:30-7:30 PM
LOCATION:
Sidewalk Cafe
94 Avenue A & 6th St.
COVER: $8 includes complimentary drink.
Subways: #6 – Astor Place
R, N, W – 8th St., F – 2nd Ave., L – First Ave.
IAWA: iawa.net