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IAWA Presents Readings by Rosalind Palermo Stevenson and Phyllis Carito on Saturday, September 11, 2010

IAWA Presents Readings by Rosalind Palermo Stevenson and Phyllis Carito on Saturday, September 11, 2010

IAWA . (September 10, 2010)
Barely a Whisper, Carito's chapbook published by Finishing Line Press

New York, NY- On Saturday, September, 2010 the Italian American Writers Association (IAWA) continues to celebrate its 19th Anniversary with award-winning author Rosalind Palermo Stevenson whose novella, Insect Dreams has also been published in the anthologies: Poe’s Children (Random House/Doubleday, edited by Peter Straub); and, Trampoline (Small Beer Press, edited by Kelly Link) and Phyllis Carito whose chapbook, barely a whisper was recently published by Finishing Line Press.


    Rosalind Palermo Stevenson’s novella Insect Dreams published by Rain Mountain Press was the first in its Contemporary Novella Individual Book series.

    Recently, her short story -- The Guest appeared in the anthology of Italian American writing, Wild Dreams: The Best of Italian Americana. The Guest was also selected as Italian Americana’s best story of 2005. A dramatic reading of The Guest was presented at IAWA in February 2009, and it was the winner of the IAWA Anne and Henry Paolucci fiction prize.
    Her short fiction and prose poems have appeared in numerous literary journals including: Web Conjunctions, Italian Americana, Skidrow Penthouse, First Intensity, Spinning Jenny, River City, and Washington Square. Her work has also received several Pushcart nominations. She lives in New York City.   
Phyllis Carito teaches Creative Writing at SUNY Columbia-Greene Community College, Hudson, NY. She is an MAW graduate from Manhattanville College, Purchase NY. Her work has been published in Inkwell and Returning Woman, Voices in Italian Americana and The Independent.
Her chapbook,  barely a whisper reflects the journey of a woman finding her voice: first it is the voice is of the girl, the young woman, and then the older woman’s efforts to understand a woman’s place in relationships.
    The reading takes place Saturday, September 11, 2010, 5:45 p.m. to 7:45 p.m., at the Cornelia St. Café, 29 Cornelia Street, NYC, (212-989-9319). The evening starts with Open Mic readings of five minutes each. IAWA is a 501(3)©not-for-profit corporation. Since 1991, the organization has given voice to writers through its Open Reading series at Cornelia St. Café every month. For membership information, visit

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