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Book Festival Marks April for the Italian American Writers Association

(Apr 04, 2012)

The newly designed April newsletter of IAWA, The Italian American Writers Association, is now available at http://iawa.net/april2012.pdf. IAWA's April newsletter is filled with events for writers and readers, news of new books and other publications, workshops and courses, writers' resources and opportunities, and much more.  On Friday, April 13, IAWA, in collaboration with  Giuseppe Perricone of the Modern Language and Literatures Department of Fordham University launches a "Sagra Del Libro" (Book Festival)  from 6 to 9 pm in the South Lounge of Fordham University's Lincoln Center Campus, 113 West 60th Street (corner of Columbus Avenue) on the Mezzanine Floor. Admission is free to all. In past years on a Sunday in May most bookstores remained open in Italy to support and promote its writers. This initiative was called "Celebrazione dei Libri" (Book Celebration). Sagra Del Libro continues the spirit of this movement.
     All IAWA members are invited to showcase their published books which can be ordered but not sold at this event. There is no charge for individual authors but they must be members of IAWA. Non members wishing to participate must join IAWA first. Tables will be set up for the display of books and promotional materials, and authors will be available to speak with attendees and sign books. Also lively presentations or readings by the authors will make for a fascinating evening of celebrating our Italian American writers. Light refreshments will be served.
       IAWA authors wishing to participate in this event should contact Gil Fagiani immediately at fagianella@aol.com. Authors who are not yet members and who wish to join IAWA, please take this opportunity to join. Membership categories are: Student ($20), Senior ($20), Regular ($30), Associate ($100-249), Patron ($250- 499), Founder ($500-1,000) and Benefactor ($1,000+). Payments and donations can be made through Paypal at www.iawa.net.