When: Tue, April 30, 2019, Time: 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM CDT - Where: Instituto Cervantes, 31 W Ohio, Chicago, IL. Many historic Italian singer-songwriters, or cantautori, wrote some of their most famous songs referencing, in a more or less explicit way, great books of world literature. Such artists as Vecchioni, Guccini, De Gregori, De André, and Baglio...

Saturday April 6 2019, from 18:00 to 19:30 EDT. I Am Books, 189 North St, Boston, MA 02113. “Cardillo’s . . . latest book is a sweeping historical epic and a sensitively observed exploration of the passionate friendship between Colonna and Michelangelo. Ambitious in scope, the narrative covers 1500 to 1547, shifting between their relationship and C...

March 23 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm. I AM BOOKS, 189 NORTH STREET, BOSTON, MA 02113. Gaetano Cipolla is a retired professor of Italian and Chairman of the Department of Modern Foreign Languages at St. John’s University in New York City. Cipolla has written numerous scholarly articles on Dante, Petrarch, Tasso, Pirandello, Calvino and others. Some of his e...

Saturday February 23 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM. I AM BOOKS - 189 NORTH STREET - BOSTON, MA 02113. The Italian American Writers Association in Boston presents “A literary reading and open mic,” beginning at 6 p.m. (sign ups at 5:45). The evening will be hosted by Jennifer Martelli. Featured authors: Joey Nicoletti is the author of three poetry collections,...

January 15 - 6 p.m. IAM Books - 189 North St, Boston 02113. Leonardo Luccone – Remembering Boston’s Great Molasses Flood. Sugary-sweet molasses turned deadly on January 15, 1919, when a holding tank burst and sent 2.3 million gallons of the sticky liquid sweeping through the streets of Boston. The source of what became known as the “Great Molasses...

Saturday, January 12 2019, from 18:00 to 20:00 EST. I Am Books, 189 North St, Boston, MA 02113. Celebrating the Literary Work and Legacy of Louise DeSalvo. With the following guests: Mary Cappello, author of "Night Bloom and Life Breaks in: A Mood Almanack". Nancy Caronia coeditor of "Personal Effects: Essays on Memoir, Teaching, and Culture in the...

IAWA in Boston at I AM Books (189 NORTH STREET, BOSTON MA) Saturday December 8, 2018; 6pm to 8pm. Open mic signup 5:45! Featuring Lisa DeSiro and Camilla Trinchieri. Lisa DeSiro is the author of Labor (Nixes Mate, 2018) and Grief Dreams (White Knuckle Press, 2017). Her poems have appeared in various journals and anthologies, and have been set to mu...

Saturday December 1 2018 from 18:00 to 19:30 EST. I Am Books, 189 North St, Boston, MA 02113. Tickets here. Eric Dregni is the author of 18 books including Never Trust a Thin Cook, Vikings in the Attic, In Cod We Trust, Midwest Marvels, Follies of Science, and Weird Minnesota. He is a professor of English, journalism and Italian at Concordia Univer...

This past weekend, I Am Books, an independent Italian American bookstore in the North End of Boston, the city’s historic Italian immigrant neighborhood, hosted its first Idea festival, “an Italian-inspired festival of books, authors, and culture”, according to its website. I Am Books is the first bookstore Italian American bookstore in the US, open...

Saturday, November 17, 2018. 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM EST. I AM Books, 189 North Street, Boston, MA 02113. The Drivers are a new Boston-based formation with a repertoire of Italian and international jazz standards. Come listen to Gershwin, Jobim, Mina, Gino Paoli, Bruno Martino and more. Featuring the voice of Barbara Balistreri (played with Giacomo Sferl...