Thursday, December 1, 2022

Italian American Writers association’s 27th Anniversary Readings & Special Events

The Italian American Writers Association is celebrating its 27th 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-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 Features Authors Joanna Clapps Herman
and Joseph Salvatore
WHERE: Cornelia St. Café @ 29 Cornelia St. off Bleecker
                   Named among USA Today’s 10 Best Live Music venues
WHEN:  Saturday, January 13, 2018 @ 5:45 – 7:45 pm

Joanna Clapps Herman’s forthcoming memoir called How To Build an Italian: Six Rules will be published in fall of 2018. Her books include No Longer and Not Yet (2014), a collection of short stories, about families on The Upper West Side of Manhattan and a memoir, The Anarchist Bastard (2011) which begins, “I often say that I was born in 1944 but raised in the 15th Century because although I was born in Waterbury, CT, in a New England factory town, in post-WWII, I grew up in a large southern Italian family where the rules were absolute, and customs antiquated.” She is co-editor of two anthologies, Our Roots are Deep with Passion (2006) and Wild Dreams (2008). She has published widely in literary journals as a poet, a fiction writer and an essayist.


Joseph Salvatore is the author of the story collection To Assume A Pleasing Shape (BOA Editions, 2011) and the co-author of the college textbook Understanding English Grammar (Pearson, 2015). He is the Books Editor at The Brooklyn Rail and a frequent contributor to The New York Times Book Review.  His fiction has appeared in The Collagist, Dossier Journal, Epiphany, H.O.W. Journal, New York Tyrant, Open City, Post Road, Rain Taxi, Salt Hill, Sleeping Fish, and Willow Springs, among others.  He is an associate professor of writing and literature at The New School in New York City, where he founded the literary journal LIT.  @jasalvatore    

COVER: $10 includes complimentary drink.  
DIRECTIONS:  A, B, C, D, E, F, and M to West 4th St. or 1 to Christopher St.-Sheridan Sq.
IAWA Newsletter:
Our Mission
IAWA promotes Italian American literature by encouraging the writing, reading, publication, distribution, translation, and study of writing by 
Italian American authors.
Next Readings in 2018
February 10: Poets Mary Giamo and Angelo Verga @ Sidewalk Cafe
March 10TBA @ Cornelia St. Cafe
April 14: Maria Fama and Annie Lanzillotto @ Sidewalk Cafe


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