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IAWAns Make Jersey Debut, Wed., March 10

IAWAns Make Jersey Debut, Wed., March 10

IAWA . (March 4, 2010)

Please join Gil Fagiani and Maria Lisella, co-curators for the Italian American Writers Association readings for their New Jersey debut with The William Carlos Williams Poetry Cooperative at The Williams Center in Rutherford, New Jersey on Wed., March 10 @ 7 pm. Visit


Gil Fagiani will be reading from the newly released A Blanquito in El Barrio [Rain Mountain Press], which is set in East Harlem in the 1960s, along with excerpts from the soon-to-be-published Chianti in Connecticut [Bordighera Press, 2010] and other works both new and old.

Fagiani, whose work was recently cited by Bob Holman on as among the most compelling reads for 2009, will also read from his other collections that include Rooks (Rain Mountain Press, 2007), Grandpa’s Wine (Poets Wear Prada, 2008),  and Serfs of Psychiatry (Finishing Line Press, pending 2010).
Maria Lisella will read from her Pushcart-Prize nominated works in Amore on Hope Street [Finishing Line Press] and Two Naked Feet [Poets Wear Prada] as well as her new work.
Both readers have been widely published in various literary journals and they co-curate the Italian American Writers Association ( readings, the longest running literary series at Cornelia St. Café, on the second Saturday of every month [5:45-7:45].

Date: Wednesday, March 10, 2010
Time: 7 pm
Location: Williams Center
One (1) Williams Plaza on Park Avenue, Rutherford, NJ
[One block up from the Rutherford train station]
Phone: 201-939-8600
Directions: From Port Authority, take Bus 190 to Rutherford at Platform #223 in the Port Authority. All buses stop at the Rutherford Train Station at the traffic circle. From there, walk up Park Ave one block on the left to the Williams Center at 1 Williams Plaza (on the left just after you pass the Glen Road).

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