September 3, 2012

IAWA poetry and prose at Cornelia St. Cafe 9/8

  Saturday, September 8, 2012
5:45 PM – 7:45 PM
Poetry and Prose Features
 plus Open Mike

Cornelia St. Café, 29 Cornelia Street,

$8 minimum includes one drink.
Come in time to sign up at 5:45 pm.
Bring poetry Bring prose Bring script Bring a friend
5 minute time limit for open mike

Featured Readers:
Francesca Marguerite Maxime
& Frank Perero

Francesca Marguerite Maxime, a broadcast journalist, will read from her first 
poetry collection, Rooted, which will be published by New York Quarterly Books 
in October. Her work has appeared in such literary journals as Lips and The 
Paterson Literary Review.  She was awarded Honorable Mention for her poem, 
“Christmas Cards,” in the 2012 Allen Ginsberg Poetry Competition.  Her writing 
is inspired by her multicultural background as an Italian-Haitian-Dominican 
Maxime recently joined global news network Ebru-TV as a full-time anchor. She 
formerly worked as a reporter for WPIX-TV.  Raised outside Boston, Maxime 
graduated from Harvard with a degree in English literature and studied poetry at 
SUNY Binghamton with Maria Mazziotti Gillan.  She resides in Brooklyn and often 
hosts fundraising events for animal rescue and other charities in the city.

 Frank Perero, a writer and balladeer, will publish his first collection of 
poems, Drive through the Night, in December.  The title poem and others were 
recently published by Dublin-based Seven Tower Press in the anthology, Census 3.  
Perero has written songs for such prominent Irish singers and musicians as 
Damien Dempsey.  His poetry has appeared in various literary journals and 
Hyatt's corporate newsletters. A Queens native, Perero is campaign director for 
former New York City Council Member Allan Jennings’ Congressional run.  He holds 
a degree in Creative Writing from Queens College and a Master’s Degree from St. 
John's University.

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