IAWA Features Gil Fagiani and NYTimes Best Selling Author Wally Lamb Sat., Sept. 10, 2016 at Cornelia St. Cafe
Wally Lamb is the author of five New York Times' bestselling novels: Wishin’ and Hopin’, The Hour I First Believed, I Know This Much is True, She's Come Undone, and most recently, We Are Water. Lamb also edited Couldn’t Keep It to Myself and I’ll Fly Away, two volumes of essays from students in his writing workshop at York Correctional Institution, a women’s prison in Connecticut, where he has been a volunteer facilitator for the past 16 years. Lamb’s forthcoming sixth work of fiction, I’ll Take You There, will appear in November in both hardcover and digital form. The digital e-book will feature text, audio, music, and film. www.wallylamb.net
Gil Fagiani has published five books of poetry the most recent of which is Logos (Guernica Editions, 2015). Other collections include: Stone Walls, and Chianti in Connecticut published by Bordighera Press, A Blanquito in El Barrio, and Rooks published by Rain Mountain Press; and three chapbooks, Crossing 116th Street, Grandpa’s Wine, and Serfs of Psychiatry.
Fagiani co-curates the Italian American Writers’ Association’s monthly reading series, co-founded the Vito Marcantonio Forum, and is an associate editor of Feile-Festa: A Literary Arts Magazine. He directed a residential treatment program for recovering alcoholics and drug addicts in downtown Brooklyn for 21 years. In February 2014, he was the subject of The New York Times' article by David Gonzalez, “A Poet Mines Memories of Drug Addiction.”
COVER: $10 includes complimentary drink.
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