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IAWA Presents Nancy Caronia and Edvige Giunta on Saturday, September 12, @ Cornelia St. Cafe

IAWA Presents Nancy Caronia and Edvige Giunta on Saturday, September 12, @ Cornelia St. Cafe

IAWA . (August 15, 2015)
Writes Sandra Mortola Gilbert, author of The Culinary Imagination: "... Personal Effects is both a brilliant tribute to a powerful scholar-memoirist and a significant contribution to Italian-American studies and cultural studies more generally. It is a collection to savor!"

The Italian American Writers Association (iawa) presents two Italian American scholars -- Nancy Caronia and Edvige Giunta -- on Saturday, September 12 at Cornelia St. Café, 29 Cornelia St., Greenwich Village. Open Mic followed by features.


Nancy Caronia and Edvige Giunta have recently collaborated on Personal Effects: Essays on Memoir, Teaching, and Culture in the Work of Louise DeSalvo. They are scholars, teachers, and writers themselves of memoir and creative non-fiction.

Nancy Caronia is a Lecturer in the Honors Program at University of Rhode Island, where she teaches contemporary literature, composition, and creative writing. Caronia's creative writing has most recently appeared in Animal,  New Delta Review,  Lowestoft Chroniclesbiostories , and The Missing Slate. Her scholarship appears in peer-reviewed journals, including  AEQ,  Italian American Review, and Essays on Italian American Literature and Culture (Bordighera Press, 2012). She and Edvige Giunta co-edited Personal Effects: Essays on Memoir, Culture, and Teaching in the Work of Louise DeSalvo (Fordham University Press, 2015). Caronia  wrote the introduction for the recent reprint of Louise DeSalvo's Casting Off (Bordighera Press, 2014). 
Edvige Giunta is Professor of English at New Jersey City University, where she teaches memoir and other literature and writing courses. She is the author of Writing with an Accent: Contemporary Italian American Women Authors and Dire l'indicibile. She has co-edited several anthologies including: The Milk of Almonds: Italian American Women Writers on Food and Culture with Louise DeSalvo; Italian American Writers on New Jersey with Maria Mazziotti Gillan and Jennifer Gillan; Teaching Italian American Literature, Film, and Popular Culture with Kathleen Zamboni McCormick; Embroidered Stories: Interpreting Women’s Domestic Needlework from the Italian Diaspora with Joseph Sciorra; and Personal Effects: Essays on Memoir, Culture, and Teaching in the Work of Louise DeSalvo (Fordham University Press) with Nancy Caronia.
Literary Manhattan lists IAWA among the Top 42 spoken word poetry revnts good for dancing around a fire
COVER: $8 includes complimentary drink.  
CONTACT:; or 212-989-9319.
DIRECTIONS: By Subway, A, B, C, D, E, F, and M to West 4th St. or 1 to Christopher St.-Sheridan Square
Info for Readings at Sidewalk Cafe:
CONTACT:; or 212-473-7373.
Events kick off with Open Mic readings of five minutes.
DIRECTIONS: By Subway, F to Second Avenue or #6 to Bleecker Street. (more)
Upcoming 2015 Readings:

Oct. 10: Maria Mazziotti Gillan and Michael Palma @ Sidewalk Café
Nov.14: Bob Agnoli and Tommy Fucaloro @Cornelia St. Café
Dec. 12: Premiere of Student Partners Night @Sidewalk Café

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