For the first time, the Italian American Writers Association (IAWA) and Bordighera Press will share Table 1245 at the Associated Writing Programs (AWP) Conference in Philadelphia, March 23-26. IAWA will host a Reading at the off-site venue, A Novel Idea on Passyunk, Philadelphia, PA on Friday, March 25. The event will be facilitated by authors and...

Sunday January 30, 2022. 6 pm edt. Celebrate IAWA's 31st year of nonstop, monthly literary readings bringing audiences together with authors they need to know ... Admission free. Register www.iawa.net. Doors close 6:15pm We start with an Open Mic, followed by features and a Q&A with the authors: Matt Cariello and Gail DiMaggio. Matt Cariello’s late...

GIOVANNA RICCIO and LENNY DELLAROCCA. Saturday, October 30th, 2021 (on Zoom). 6-8 PM EST; Open Mic begins at 6-doors “close” at 6:15! Admission is free; registration is required. Register in advance for this meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZArd-usrTwuH92ORVgs_0qRLb8RnqSNTXrh After registering, you will receive a confirmation emai...

Members of the Italian American Women's Association (IAWA) of Erie stepped up over the weekend to host a food drive that benefited the Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest Pennsylvania.  Boxes, bags and other items that were collected by members of IAWA were dropped off Monday to the Second Harvest Food Bank. The group collected non-perishables an...

A few days ago, during the inauguration of the new President of the United States in Washington DC, there was a moment when the whole world rediscovered, if ever there was a need, the power of poetry. It was when 22 years old Amanda Gorman, the first person to be named National Youth Poet Laureate, delivered her beautiful poem "The Hill We Climb"....

The Academy of American Poets (AAP) has selected Maria Lisella, as a 2020 Poet Laureate Fellow; The 23 Fellows each receive $50,000 for a combined total of $1.1 million. The awards are given to honor poets of literary merit appointed to serve in civic positions and to enable them to undertake meaningful projects that engage their fellow residents w...

It is with profound sadness that I write to inform you of the death of our dear friend Robert Viscusi, Professor Emeritus of Brooklyn College. He died this morning at Lennox Hill Hospital after a valiant battle with cancer. He is survived by his beloved wife, Nancy, and two children, Victoria and Robert. For those of us who knew Bob well, we knew a...

I AM Books, an independent, dyanmic and diminutive bookstore with an Italian focus in Boston’s North End neighborhood is hosting the second edition of IDEA Boston, a two-day festival celebrating Italian books, art, ideas and culture that will take place at the Dante Alighieri Cultural Center 41 Hampshire St., Cambridge, MA 02139, Friday, Nov. 1 and...

Saturday, Sept. 14, 2-4PM. Mulberry Street Public Library, 10 Jersey Street, New York, NY (Corner of Mulberry and Prince Streets, near Lafayette Street, one block south of Houston Street). Wheelchair accessible. Q+ A with authors will follow the reading. IAWA [Italian American Writers Association] National Translation Month. Open Mic followed by Fe...

Saturday, July 27th. 11:00 am. The White Horse - 567 Hudson St, New York, NY 10014 IAWA: Italian American Writers Association. Julie Forgione is working on two collections: one of short stories and another of poetry. Mike Fiorito’s book Call Me Guido was just published by Ovunque Siamo Press in 2019. Maria Lisella’s Thieves in the Family was publis...