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Italian American Writers Association Literary Series

Event Type: Poetry Reading
Event Date and Time:
5:45 PM - 7:45 PM

Italian American Writers Association (IAWA) hold its literary series every second Saturday of the month. Event kicks off with Open Mic readings followed by two featured writers: Suzanne Petito-Egielski will read from her debut novel, Nelson’s Castle: A Bronte Fairy Tale (Amuninni Press, 2013), based on stories about her grandmother’s hometown. Her second novel, Miss Iceland of 1955, will be published in 2015. She is a former language teacher and genealogical researcher. Born in Brooklyn and raised in Queens, Petito-Egielski received a B.A. from CUNY’s Queens College and a Master’s degree in French Literature from New York University. She is at work on her third novel, The Dowry: A Sant’Angelo dei Lombardi Fairy Tale.

Michael Trocchia is the author of The Fatherlands (Monkey Puzzle Press, Feb. 2014), a series of short fiction and prose poems on origins and estrangement. His work has appeared in such journals as Asheville Poetry Review, Baltimore Review, The Boiler, Camera Obscura, Mid-American Review, Open Letters Monthly, and Tar River Poetry. A finalist for the Marsh Hawk Press Poetry Prize, he won the Prick of the Spindle's Fiction Competition. His upcoming poetry collection, Unfounded, will appear in early 2015.

Cornelia Street Café
29 Cornelia Street
New York, NY 10014
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Amy Barone
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