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IAWA Features: Embroidered Stories from the Italian Diaspora at Sidewalk Cafe on Saturday, October 8, 2016

IAWA Features: Embroidered Stories from the Italian Diaspora at Sidewalk Cafe on Saturday, October 8, 2016

IAWA . (September 30, 2016)
Of Embroidered Stories, Adriana Trigiani writes: “This collection is a treasure of all that is sacred and dear, the unsung women in our lives who made the world more beautiful with their talents.”

The Italian American Writers Association is celebrating its 25th Anniversary. Since 1991, IAWA has given voice to writers through its literary series every 2nd Saturday of the month. Readings begin with an Open Mic: IAWA-East is held even months at Sidewalk Café and IAWA-West continues at Cornelia Street Café on odd months. Visit and join us at


WHERE: Sidewalk Café, 94 Avenue A (6th Street) East Village, NYC-10009

WHEN:  Saturday, October 8, 2016 @  5:30 - 7:30 pm

WHO: Edited by Edvige Giunta and Joseph Sciorra, Embroidered Stories (University Press of Mississippi, 2014) is a collection of work that interprets Italian women’s needlework, a cultural touchstone as powerful as pasta and Neapolitan music. The collection is an interdisciplinary collection of creative work by 37 authors ranging from memoir, poetry and visula arts. 
About the Editors: Edvige Giunta is professor of English at New Jersey City University. She is the author of Writing with an Accent: Contemporary Italian American Women Authors, and coeditor of The Milk of Almonds: Italian American Women Writers on Food and Culture, Italian American Writers on New Jersey, and Teaching Italian American Literature, Film, and Popular Culture. Joseph Sciorra  is the associate director for Academic and Cultural Programs at the John D. Calandra Italian American Institute, Queens College. He is editor of the journal Italian American Review and the book Italian Folk: Vernacular Culture in Italian-American Lives. Sciorra's recent work, Built with Faith: Italian American Imagination and Catholic Material Culture in New York City (University of Tennessee Press, 2015). was recently awarded The Italian American Studies Association's 2016 Book Award. 
Joining the editors will be three contributorsPaola Corso, Joanna Clapps Herman and Marisa Frasca.

COVER: $8 includes beverage.; or 212-473-7373.
DIRECTIONS: By Subway, F to Second Avenue or #6 to Astor Place
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BLOG: italian american writers café
Next Readings
November 12: Chuck Joy and Jennifer Militello @Cornelia St. Café
December 10: Emerging Authors
organized by Edvige Giunta, IAWA Academic Liaison
Our Mission
IAWA promotes Italian American literature by encouraging the writing, reading, publication, distribution, translation, and study of writing by Italian American authors.
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I'm interested in IAWA but

I'm interested in IAWA but unsure how I can become a meaningful member. Sent fee weeks ago and haven't heard anything since. What am I missing.

Trying to be an Italian American writer in my later years. Believe I can make a contribution.

Any guidance?