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IAWA-EAST Literary Series to Feature First-Ever Open Mic Mini Marathon Saturday, August 10, 2013 from 3:30-5:30 pm

IAWA-EAST Literary Series to Feature First-Ever Open Mic Mini Marathon Saturday, August 10, 2013 from 3:30-5:30 pm

IAWA . (August 9, 2013)

The three rules of IAWA: Read each other, Write or be Written, Buy our Books!



 WHERE: Sidewalk Café, 94 Avenue A & 6th Street. Sidewalk has fostered a creative environment for nearly 30 years.

From August 6 to 16, Sidewalk Café is hosting the 28th annual Anti-Folk Festival, which has served as an incubator for a range of indie musicians, including Regina Spektor and the Moldy Peaches.  This month IAWA’s reading starts at a special time slot to accommodate the Anti-Folk Festival.

 WHO: YOU-come and read your best piece of the year – any genre: poem, flash fiction, non-fiction.

WHAT: Italian American Writers Association Literary Reading (  Since 1991, IAWA has given voice to writers through its Open Reading series on the 2nd Saturdays of the month. NOTE: IAWA-East launched at Sidewalk Café in April and takes place on the even months: August 10, October 12, December 14. IAWA West continues at Cornelia Street Café on odd months.


TIME: 3:30-5:30 PM. NOTE: special time to allow for Anti-Folk Festival’s start at 6 PM

COVER: $8, includes complimentary drink


CONTACT: or 212-473-7373

DIRECTIONS: F train to Second Ave., or No. 6 to Astor Place



Sept. 14:  Daniela Gioseffi, Jo Gattuso Hendin @ Cornelia Street Café

Sept. 21: IAWA Reading @ Feast of San Gennaro, 2-4 PM @ Mulberry St./NYPublic Library

Oct. 12: Bob Viscusi, Maria Fama @ Sidewalk Cafe

Nov. 9: John Trause, Peter Covino @ Cornelia Street Cafe

Dec. 14: Gerry LaFemina, TBA @ Sidewalk Cafe


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Maria Lisella, IAWA Board Member and Co-curator

Phone: (718) 777-1178

Email:  [email protected]


Amy Barone, IAWA Board Member

Phone:  (646) 942-4972

Email:  [email protected]

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