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Italian American Writers Association March Newsletter Now Available

(Mar 05, 2014)

The new March 2014 newsletter of the Italian American Writers Association is now avaialble at www.iawa.net. It's filled with news of writers and readers and redings, awards, new publications, resources, and opportunities.Kicking off March is IAWA's acclaimed Reading and Open Mic evening: Saturday, March 8, 2014, 5:45 PM – 7:45 PM at the Cornelia Street Cafe in New York City.

Keynote readings will be by Christopher Castellani and Maria Labozzetta.

Christopher Castellani is the author of three novels published by Algonquin Books: All This Talk of Love, The Saint of Lost Things, and A Kiss from Maddalena, winner of the Massachusetts Book Award. He is a contributor to numerous books on writing, including Naming the World: And Other Exercises for the Fiction Writer (Random House) and Mentors, Muses and Monsters: 30 Writers on the People Who Changed Their Lives (Free Press) He is the artistic director of Grub Street literary magazine and teaches at Warren Wilson College’and the Bread Loaf Writers Conference. 

Marisa Labozzetta’s latest novel, Sometimes It Snows in America, was an Eric Hoffer Award Finalist for 2013. Her short story, "Forecast for a Sunny Day," won the Watchung Arts Center Award for Short Fiction in 2010. She was a finalist for the 2009 John Gardner Fiction Award and a Pushcart Prize nominee for her collection of short stories, At the Copa, which also won the Rio Grande Writers’ fiction contest and was a finalist in Playboy’s Victoria Chen Haider Memorial Literary Award for Fiction.

If you are interested in participating in IAWA event planning, please contact Robert Agnoli at Rdiangelica@aol.com. We welcome your involvement!

Cornelia Street Café
29 Cornelia Street, Manhattan

Upcoming IAWA Readings

April 12: Mark Saba and Joey Nicoletti @ Sidewalk Cafe
May 10: Fred Misurella and Frank Lentricchia @ Cornelia St. Cafe
June 8: Maria Terrone and Paola Corso @ Sidewalk Cafe