Friday, April 13, 2012
6:00 to 9:00 pm
Lincoln Center Campus, South Lounge
113 West 60th Street, Mezzanine.
Past years on a Sunday in May, bookstores remained open in
Italy to support and promote its writers. This initiative
was called "Celebrazione dei Libri" (Book Celebration). To
continue the spirit of this movement the Italian American
Writers Association and
Dr. Giuseppe Perriconeis are sponsoring
Sagra Del Libro in New York City.
was founded in 1991 to promote,nurture and enhance Italian
American expression. It encourages the writing, reading,
publication, distribution, translation, and study of Italian
American culture. Its aim: create a public forum where the
full range of new Italian American literature can be seen
brings glory to this special, genuine community. Bravo to
its readers and writers for honoring its four rules:
I: Express the organization’s practical philosophy. 2:Read
one another. 3: Write or be written.
4: Buy our books.
its 20th year, the Italian Academy
and its founder Prof. Robert
Viscusi(Broeklundian Professor and Executive Officer: Wolfe
Institute for the Humanities, Brooklyn College)
with the prestigious
At the Carnegie Hall presentation, rewarded excellence in
promoting Italian and Italian-American Culture flourished.
IAWA members: writers, editors, publishers,
agents, translators, teachers, scholars, poets, novelists,
historians, journalists, social scientists, readers of every
description and those interested in the progress of Italian
American scribes applauded.
Sagra Book Festival Committee is chaired by
Dr. Emelise Aleandri. Artistic Director of Frizzi & Lazzi,
The Olde Time Italian- American Music and Theatre Company.
Joining her are
Board members: Robert Agnoli, Jessica Femiani and Gil
on the board include: Marisa Frasca, Peter Patinella, James
Periconi, Amy Barone, Maria Lisella, Nick Matros, Lisa
Paolucci and Michael Cirelli.
Writers Association Newsletter .It keeps
the international literary community informed of Italian
American writing fetes.
Past events included: multilingual readings
(Italian/Dialect/English), the Ethnic Encounters series,
Italian-American Book Fairs, Italian American poets and
writers, literary workshops, performances, lectures and
seminars, new book presentations, publications and a wide
variety of readings. The immensely successful open mike
reading series, co-hosted by Gil Fagiani and Maria Lisella,
at the Cornelia Street Café, 29 Cornelia Street, on the
second Saturday of every month, has soared in popularity
over the last twenty years. Two new readers are featured
guests each month and the rest of the evening is open to
IAWA information and events contact:
Dr. Robert Viscusi, President.