IAWA-West Welcomes Canadian author Caterina Edwards and Fred Misurella on Saturday, July 11, 2015 @ Cornelia St. Cafe
Canadian-based Caterina Edwards’ newest novel and sixth book, The Sicilian Wife, was published in April, 2015. Her nonfiction book, Finding Rosa : A Mother With Alzheimer’s/A Daughter’s Search for the Past, a collection of stories, The Island of the Nightingales and several personal essays won major awards, while another novel, a play, and two novellas also received praise and critical attention.
Her work is the subject of Edwards: Essays on Her Works, a collection by critics from Canada, the United States, and Italy, was the first book published by Guernica in its series on Canadian writers. In all her writing, Edwards explores the collision of multiple selves and cultures, private memory and public history, here and there. She is a long-term member of the Association of Italian Canadian Writers. www.caterinaedwards.com
Fred Misurella has published two novels, Only Sons, and Arrangement in Black and White; Lies to Live By: Stories; Short Time, a novella; and Understanding Milan Kundera: Public Events, Private Affairs (a critical study of Kundera's work). His stories and non-fiction have appeared in Partisan Review, Salmagundi, Kansas Quarterly, Voices in Italian Americana, L'Atelier du roman (in France), The Christian Science Monitor, The Village Voice, and The New York Times Book Review. His essays on Primo Levi appear in The Legacy of Primo Levi and Answering Auschwitz.
Misurella has taught journalism, writing, and Italian-American Literature at East Stroudsburg University in Pennsylvania, and has read from his work at various venues in the U.S. and at international conferences of the Italian-American Studies Association (IASA). He currently serves as Treasurer of the IASA and has recently been appointed editor of VIA (Voices in Italian Americana). www.FredMisurella.com
COVER: $8 includes complimentary drink.
CONTACT: www.corneliastreetcafe.com; or 212-989-9319.
DIRECTIONS: By Subway, A, B, C, D, E, F, and M to West 4th St. or 1 to Christopher St.-Sheridan Square
Info for Readings at Sidewalk Cafe:
CONTACT: www.sidewalkny.com; or 212-473-7373.
Events kick off with Open Mic readings of five minutes.
DIRECTIONS: By Subway, F to Second Avenue or #6 to Bleecker Street. (more)
Contacts: www.iawa.net, www.corneliastreetcafe.com or www.sidewalkny.com