VMF AUTHOR SERIES presents
Wednesday, May 18th 2016, 5:00-6:45 PM
Prof. Gerald Meyer will chair a discussion of ITALIAN AMERICAN RADICAL CULTURE, 1890-1940, by Marcella Bencivenni. Italian/English bilingual readings of Arturo Giovanitti’s poetry by VMF members: Gil Fagiani, Maria Lisella, & Roberto Ragone.
Where: NYPL Mulberry St. Branch, 10 Jersey St., NY, corner of Mulberry & Prince Sts., one block south of Houston St.
Books available for purchase.
Free admission, light refreshments served
VMF AUTHOR SERIES
This event is co-hosted with Italian American Writers Association (IAWA)
The Vito Marcantonio Forum (VMF) is an educational organization dedicated to preserving the history of the radical political tradition of East Harlem, the cultural backdrop of Italian Harlem and El Barrio and increasing awareness of the American Labor Party that Marcantonio led for years; and the critical role of the Left that rallied to Marcantonio.
The Italian American Writers Association will celebrate its 25th Anniversary in 2016. Since 1991, IAWA has given voice to writers through its literary series every second Saturday of the months. Readings begin with an Open Mic: IAWA-East is held even months at Sidewalk Café and IAWA-West continues at Cornelia Street Café on odd months.
BLOG: italian american writers café http://newsite.iitaly.org/