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Upcoming IAWA Readings and Special Events

Upcoming IAWA Readings and Special Events

IAWA . (May 20, 2011)

The Three Rules of IAWA:
Read Each Other, Write or Be Written, Buy Our Books


Thursday, May 26. Premiere of IAWA’s Ethnic Encounter Series,
co-sponsored by

Reading by Italian American and Latino Writers.
Participants include Li Yun Alvarado, Gil Fagiani, Marisa Frasca, and Jose' Gonzalez.
6 pm to 8pm at Cornelia Street Café, 29 Cornelia Street, Manhattan, $7 minimum includes one free drink, 212-989-9319.

Sunday, May 22nd @ 2pm –
The Fox Chase Reading Series

presents The Featured Poets Reading at Ryerss Museum and Library, 7370 Central Avenue, Philadelphia, Pa. 19111.
Join us for the poetry of Gil Fagiani and Maria Lisella followed by an open mic

Saturday, May 21st at 7pm Book Launch

Susan Scutti is launching her new book, The Commute from Third Room Press
on at Tribes Gallery, 285 East Third Street (Between Ave C & D), 2nd  Avenue
Also reading are poets Elizabeth Harrington and Michael Carter.
The Commute:

Wednesday, May 18th
at POETS HOUSE Canzoniere Intergenerazionale: An intergenerational celebration of Italian American poets & book launch party. 

An intergenerational lineup of diverse and powerful voices from the Italian American literary
community.Spanning multiple generations, this event features Maria Lisella, Gil Fagiani, Paola Corso, Amy Barone, Barbara Hoffman, Nicholas Matros, Marisa Frasca, Kristina Gramlich, Anthony Buccino, Susan Scutti and Robert Viscusi. Hosted by Angelo Zeolla, this event is also a celebration and launch of Michael Cirelli’s controversial new poetry collection, Everyone Loves The Situation, that explores Guido culture (and loss of culture), and flips the cultural zeitgeist, MTV’s Jersey Shore, on its gelled and sprayed head. Book signing to follow. 
Poets House (10 River Terrace); Admission is free. 7 to 9 PM

Saturday, May 14th, 5:45 p.m. to 7:45 p.m.
IAWA Featured Readers: Emari DiGiorgio and Luigi Monteferrante

Luigi Monteferrante, a Canadian writer and composer based in Italy, is currently
on tour promoting his latest work. From poetry to song, and experimental music,
he's enjoyed airplay on Radio Studio 8 (Washington), Canada's CBC 3, Fleet FM
(NZ). Since his residency at STEIM, Amsterdam's prestigious experimental music
center, August 2009, Luigi has been writing for the stage, with a musical and
several plays. His short stories have appeared twice in Chicago Quarterly Review
and recently in Happy and Taylor Trust. Monteferrante’s poetry can be seen in
Quills Canadian Poetry, Fractions, Neon, Forma Fluens, Poesia/Indiana Bay, Motel
58, Word Slaw, poetryfriends, kudos, Sonar 4, Poet’s Ink Review, The Battered
Suitcase/Vagabondage Press, Twisted Tongue, Danse Macabre, Language & Culture,
Kritya, Burst Now, Yellow Mama  greenbeard, Glass Poetry Journal, Wow, Orbis,
Faraway Journal, riverbabble, Blueprint Review, Unheard Magazine, Toucan,
Accenti,  Sex & Murder, among others.
Visit www.luigi.monteferrante.

Emari DiGiorgio teaches at The Richard Stockton College of NJ and is a NJ State
Council on the Arts Poet-in-the-Schools. She is the recipient of a Vermont
Studio Center Residency, a New Jersey State Council on the Arts Poetry
Fellowship, and the Ellen La Forge Memorial Poetry Prize. Her poems have
appeared or are forthcoming in Feminist Studies, US 1 Worksheets, The Marlboro
Review, The Grolier Poetry Annual, So to Speak, The Georgetown Review, Buffalo
Carp, Whiskey Island, The Barn Owl Review, HerMark 2009, Switched-on Gutenberg,
and the Paterson Literary Review.

The reading takes place Saturday, May 14th, 5:45 p.m. to 7:45 p.m., at the
Cornelia St. Café, 29 Cornelia Street, Manhattan, 212-989-9319. The evening
starts with Open Mike readings of five minutes each. Since 1991, the
organization has given voice to writers through its Open Reading series at
Cornelia St. Café every month. IAWA is a 501© (3) not-for-profit corporation;
donations are tax deductible.

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