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IAWA New York and Boston Present March 2021

PLEASE JOIN US for another Italian Night! 

IAWA invites you to a reading to hear the work of Paola Corso and Joe Giordano

Saturday, March 27  6:00 PM (EST) / 5:00 PM (CST) 
Admission Free


After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing a link for joining the meeting.

doors close at 6:15 EST to keep our meeting secure!

IAWA New York and Boston Present February 2021


Saturday, February 27th, 2021 (on Zoom)

6-8 PM; Open Mic begins at 6-doors “close” at 6:15.

Admission is free; registration is required.

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Rita Ciresi is author of the novels Bring Back My Body to MePink Slip, Blue Italianand Remind Me Again Why I Married You, the story collections Sometimes I Dream in Italian and Mother Rocket, and two award-winning collections of flash fiction (Female Education and Second Wife).  She is professor of English at the University of South Florida in Tampa.

Brian Fanelli is the author of Waiting for the Dead to Speak (NYQ Books), winner of the Devil’s Kitchen Poetry Prize and All that Remains (Unbound Content). Brian’s poetry has been featured on “The Writer’s Almanac” and Verse Daily and published in The Los Angeles Times, Paterson Literary ReviewMain Street Rag, and elsewhere. An assistant professor of English at Lackawanna College, Fanelli also writes about horror film for Signal Horizon MagazineHorror Homeroom, and the Schuylkill Valley Journal.

IAWA New York and Boston Present January 2021




IAWA Literary Reading Series Featuring

Christine Casson & Kailey Tedesco

Saturday January 30, 2021  (on Zoom)

6-8 PM; Open Mic begins at 6 – doors “close” at 6:15!

Admission is free; registration is required

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Christine Casson is the author of After the First World, poems. She is at work on a book of non-fiction titled, Trauma, Memory, Identityand on a study of the poetic sequence titled, Sequence and Time Signature: A Study in Poetic Orchestration.  Her second book of poems, Needle’s Eye, is forthcoming from Salmon Poetry in 2021. She is Scholar- / Writer-in-Residence at Emerson College.  

Kailey Tedesco is the author of She Used to be on a Milk Carton (April Gloaming Publishing), Lizzie, Speak, and FOREVERHAUS (both White Stag Publishing). She is a senior editor for Luna Luna Magazine, and she teaches literature and writing in Bethlehem, PA.

IAWA New York and Boston Present December 2020

IAWA New York and Boston present:

Joey Nicoletti & Domenica Ruta

Saturday, December 19, 2020  (on Zoom)

6-8 PM; Open Mic begins at 6 and doors “close” at 6:15.

Admission is free; registration is required via Zoom:


Domenica Ruta is the New York Times bestselling author of With or Without You, a memoir, and Last Day, a novel named one of the 100 best books of 2019 by the New York Times. Her short fiction has appeared or is forthcoming in the Boston Review, Indiana Review, and Epoch. Her essays have been published in 9th Letter, New York Magazine, and elsewhere. She lives in New York City with her family.

Joey Nicoletti is the author of four poetry books and chapbooks, most recently Boombox Serenade (BlazeVOX, 2019), and Counterfeit Moon (NightBallet, 2016). His Pushcart-Prize nominated work has appeared in Ovunque Siamo, Aethlon, The Adroit, Voices in Italian Americana and others. He teaches at SUNY Buffalo State College.

IAWA Literary Series Presents November 2020


Mary Bonina and B. Amore

Saturday November 28, 2020

IAWA Literary Series Zoom Event

Open Mic 6:00-7:00 p.m. Featured Readers 7:00-8:00 p.m.

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B. Amore’s first poetry collection is Journeys on the Wheel (Bordighera Press). Other books include An Italian American Odyssey: Through Ellis Island and BeyondArt by Mexican Farmworkers in Vermont, Carving Out a Dream. Awards include Fulbright and Mellon Fellowships, and the Lifeline-filo della vita exhibit at Ellis Island.

Mary Bonina is a Virginia Center for the Creative Arts fellow. Published books include My Father’s Eyes: A Memoir, and two poetry collections:  CLEAR EYE TEA and LIVING PROOF. Her essays appear in print or online in Worcester Review, Poets and WritersAdelaide, and Ovunque Siamo.  She holds an MFA from Warren Wilson College.

IAWA Literary Series Presents October 2020



Vincent Panella and Cindy Herbert-Bruschi Adams

Saturday October 24th @ 6 PM

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Cynthia Herbert-Bruschi Adams’ most recent book is Italian Spices: A Memoir. She co-authored the  textbook Therapeutic Communication, which is still widely used in health care education.  She is a Professor Emerita of  University of Connecticut and a recently retired psychologist in private practice.

Vincent Panella is the author of The Other Side, Growing up Italian in America. His novel, Cutter’s Island, received a ForeWord award, and he is a Pushcart nominee in short fiction. Of his story collection, Lost Hearts, Primo magazine said, “. . . it calls to be included in every Italian-American’s library.”  His latest novel, Sicilian Dreams, is his fourth published book.