When: Saturday, October 21, 2017 – 6 p.m.

Where: I AM Books, 189 North St., Boston, MA 02113

On October 21, several poets and authors will celebrate Italian American Heritage Month along with I AM Books during this special event in collaboration with the Italian American Writers Association and Bordighera Press.

Olivia Kate Cerrone is the author of The Hunger Saint (Bordighera Press), named a 2017 Fiction Bestseller by SPD Books and a 2014 “Conference Choice Award” winner from the SDSU Writers’ Conference. Here Pushcart nominated work has received the Jack Dyer Prize from the Crab Orchard Review, the Mason’s Road Literary Award, and first place in Italian Americana’s annual literary contest.

Julia Lisella’s poetry collections include Always (2014), Terrain (2007) and Love Song Hiroshima (2004), a chapbook. Her poems appear in such journals as Alaska Quarterly Review, Ocean State Review, Valparaiso, VIA: Voices in Italian Americana, and elsewhere. She is associate professor of English at Regis College in Weston, Massachusetts.

Jennifer Martelli is the author of The Uncanny Valley, Apostrophe, and After Bird. Her work has appeared in Thrush, [Pank], Glass Poetry Journal, and Tinderbox Poetry Journal. Jennifer Martelli is the recipient of the Massachusetts Cultural Council Grant in Poetry and is the co-curator for The Mom Egg VOX Folio.

Carla Panciera’s poetry collections are: One of the Cimalores (Cider Press) and No Day, No Dusk, No Love (Bordighera). Her short story collection, Bewildered, received AWP’s 2013 Grace Paley Short Fiction Award. Here work appears in such journals as The New England Review, Nimrod, The Chattahoochee Review, Painted Bride, and Carolina Quarterly.