March 6, 2009

Carol Bonomo Albright & Christine Palamidessi, 3/14

Carol Bonomo Albright & Christine Palamidessi

Saturday, March 14 - 5:45 pm – 7:45pm.

Poetry and Prose Feature plus Open Reading
Cornelia St. Café, 29 Cornelia St., Manhattan
$7 minimum includes one drink
Come in time to sign up at 5:45 pm.

Bring poetry Bring prose Bring script Bring a friend

Featured Readers:

Carol Bonomo Albright is editor of Italian Americana. She recently edited Wild Dreams: The Best of Italian Americana which contains the best stories, memoirs and poems that Italian Americana published in its 33-year history in 25 volumes with authors such as John Ciardi, Mary Jo Salter, Jay Parini, Christine Palamidessi Moore, John Fante, Joseph Papaleo, and Jerre Mangione. She teaches Italian American Studies at Harvard University Extension School. She is co-editor of an annotated edition of Joseph Rocchietti's works, written in 1835-l845; co-editor of Italian Immigrants Go West; series editor of Italian American Autobiographies; author of “Washington Square” in Our Roots are Deep with Passion; and has published essays in The Dream Book: Writings by Italian American Women; Voices of the Daughters; Social Pluralism and Literary History; and in the Journal of American Ethnic History, LIT, and MELUS. She is a recipient of a Danforth Foundation university-to-community outreach grant.

Christine Palamidessi Moore has published two novels The Virgin Knows and The Fiddle Case. Her short stories and non-fiction have appeared in anthologies, as well as in magazines as diverse as Andy Warhol's Interview, La Dante, The New York Times, and New Woman. She is senior editor of the academic journal, Italian Americana, recipient of the Pirandello Society's i Migliori as well as winner of a Barbara Demming Award for Women writers. Her memoir “Grandmothers” is engraved on a granite monolith at the Jackson Square subway stop in Boston. She has taught writing at Boston University for 12 years. In 2007, Christine traveled through India with Project Pencil, distributing pencils and writing materials to poor children.

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