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...

The Italian American Writers Association Presents its 28th Anniversary Reading Series SATURDAY, JUNE 29 @ NYPL Mulberry St.  features  Bordighera Book Boost x2:  Maria Giura and Maria Terrone Maria Giura is the author of What My Father Taught Me, (Bordighera Press), which was recently named a finalist for the Paterson Book Prize. Her second book, a...

Saturday April 27 2019 from 14:00 to 16:00 EDT. NYPL Mulberry Street Library, 10 Jersey St, New York 10012. Be Part of Versetto Libero. Translation Experience with Laura Caparrotti and Dave Johnson. At the IAWA event, Italian artists and Free Verse poets will recite poems in their original version followed by the Italian translations. The audience...

Saturday April 27, 2-4 PM EDT. Mulberry Street Public Library, 10 Jersey Street, New York, NY (Corner of Mulberry and Prince Streets, near Lafayette Street, one block south of East Houston Street. Wheelchair accessible). Featuring Versetto Libretto or Free Verse. Translation Experience with Laura Caparrotti and Dave Johnson. At the IAWA event, Ital...

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,...

WHERE: @ Sidewalk Café 94 Ave. A & 6th St. - WHEN:  Saturday, October 13, 2018 @ 5:30 – 7:30 pm WHO: Elizabeth Primamore’s latest publication is Shady Women: Three Short Plays, published by Upper Hand Press. Her most recent play, The Professor and Michael Field, was a semifinalist for the Eugene O’Neill National Playwrights Conference. She is a rec...