IAWA-East Welcomes Memoirist Anthony D’Aries and Poet Julia Lisella on Saturday, April 11, 2015 at Sidewalk Cafe
Julia Lisella is the author of three collections of poetry: Always (WordTech, 2014), Terrain (WordTech, 2007), and Love Song Hiroshima (Finishing Line Press, 2004), a chapbook. She holds an MA in creative writing from New York University and a PhD from Tufts University. Her poems have been widely anthologized and appear most recently in Alaska Quarterly Review, Ocean State Review, VIA: Voices in Italian Americana, and on line at Antiphon, Literary Mama, Pebble Lake Review and other sites. She has received residencies from the Millay, Dorset and MacDowell Colonies for the arts and has held several grants from the Massachusetts Cultural Council. She's Associate Professor and chair of English at Regis College in Weston, Massachusetts, where she teaches courses in American literature, women's writing, and poetry. Her scholarship focuses on American women modernists. She grew up in Queens, New York, and makes her home in Medford, Massachusetts.
The Italian American Writers Association (www.iawa.net) Literary Readings is the longest running literary series at Cornelia St. Cafe. Since 1991, IAWA has given voice to writers through its literary series every second Saturday of the month. IAWA East is held even months at Sidewalk Café and IAWA West continues at Cornelia Street Café on odd months.
Event kicks off with Open Mic readings of five minutes.
Press Contact: Amy Barone, IAWA Board Member Phone: (646) 942-4972 Email: [email protected]
May 9: Gil Fagiani and Stephen Siciliano @ Cornelia St. Café
June 13: Susan Lembo Balik and George Guida @ Sidewalk Café
July 11: Joseph Luzzi and Fred Misurella @ Cornelia St. Café
August 8: Louisa Calio and Carole Giagrande @ Sidewalk Café
Sept. 12: Nancy Caronia and Edvige Giunta @Cornelia St. Café
Oct. 10: Maria Mazziotti Gillan and Michael Palma @ Sidewalk Café
Nov.14: Bob Agnoli and Tommy Fucaloro @Cornelia St. Café
Dec. 12: Premiere of Student Partners Night @Sidewalk Café
CONTACT: Sidewalk Cafe; 212-473-7373; www.sidewalkny.com