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26th Anniversary Readings & Special Events

26th Anniversary Readings & Special Events

IAWA . (July 3, 2017)

IAWA promotes Italian American literature by encouraging the writing, reading, publication, distribution, translation, and study of writing by Italian American authors.



The Italian American Writers Association is celebrating its 26th 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.


Next IAWA Events & Readings


JULY 8: IAWA co-founder Peter Carravetta

& Author and Actress Marianne Leone

JULY 30, SUNDAY: IAWA @ NYC Poetry Festival on Governor’s Island on The White Horse Stage @ 12:30


AUGUST: Ferragosto/Vacation


SEPTEMBER 9: Celebrating Pirandello with a dramatic reading by

Margherita Peluso & John Martello

@ Cornelia St. Cafe

SEPTEMBER 17: Brooklyn Book Festival

with Bordighera Press


OCTOBER 14: Poet Maria Mazziotti Gillan and Author Camilla Trinchieri

@ Sidewalk Cafe

NOVEMBER 11: Novelist Louisa Ermelino and

Playwright Elizabeth Primamore @Cornelia St. Cafe

DECEMBER 9: Emerging Voices 3rd Edition 

@ Sidewalk Cafe

Keith Chiappone, Meghan Flaherty, Laura Marie Marciano

Thanks to Edvige Giunta and Peter Covino


Cornelia St. Cafe

COVER: $10 includes complimentary drink.

CONTACT:; or 212-989-9319.

DIRECTIONS:  A, B, C, D, E, F, and M to West 4th St. or 1 to Christopher St.-Sheridan Sq.


Sidewalk Cafe

COVER: $8 includes beverage CONTACT:; 212-473-7373 DIRECTIONS: By Subway, F to Second Avenue or #6 to Astor Place



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