For the first time, the Italian American Writers Association (IAWA) and Bordighera Press will share Table 1245 at the Associated Writing Programs (AWP) Conference in Philadelphia, March 23-26. IAWA will host a Reading at the off-site venue, A Novel Idea on Passyunk, Philadelphia, PA on Friday, March 25. The event will be facilitated by authors and poets Kathy Curto, Jennifer Martelli, Julia Lisella and Maria Lisella and will be livestreamed on Instagram anovelideaphilly/
Book Signings will take place at Table 1245: Thursday, 3/24 MaryAnn L. Miller, 9 a.m.; Chloe Yelena Miller, 10 a.m.; Jennifer Militello, 2 p.m.; Patricia Dunn, 3 p.m.; Friday, 3/25, Janine Certo, 2 p.m.; Jennifer Martelli, 3 p.m.; and on Saturday, 3/26, Maria Giura, 10 a.m. Additionally, Julie Forgione will be representing Idea Press.
The late Professor Robert Viscusi of Brooklyn College initiated the Italian American Writers Association in 1989 in response to the Yusuf Hawkins murder in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn, as the media focused exclusively on the most racist aspect of Italian Americans. By1991, he and poet Vittoria Repetto began a monthly reading series that continues today in New York and Boston. Among its members are several Academy of American Poet fellows, award-winning writers, readers, editors, publishers, agents, translators, teachers, and scholars. The three rules of IAWA: Read each other, Write or be written, Buy our books, and we have added, Review our books. iawa.net
About Bordighera Press
Bordighera publishes italianità in North America from literary works to scholarship on migration and Italian diasporas, including: Crossings, Fuori Collana, Italian, Robert Viscusi Essay Series, Saggistica, VIA Folios and the semi-annual literary journal VIA-Voices in Italian Americana, and sponsors The Lauria/Frasca Poetry prize, open to poets of Italian descent writing poetry in English. The Lauria/Frasca Poetry prize promotes the poetry of the Italian diaspora and is open to poets of Italian descent writing poetry in English. Founded by Fred Gardaphé, Paolo Giordano, and Anthony Julian Tamburri in 1989, Nicholas Grosso is the Managing Editor. Bordighera authors have been recognized by the National Endowment for the Arts, American Association of University Women, Rockefeller Foundation, Association of Writer’s and Writing Program, American Book Award, Academy of American Poets, PEN America, and Poet Laureate Emeritus of New York State. bordigherapress.org
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