Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Maria Gillan Reading for the Italian American Writers Association

IAWA New York & Boston presents a virtual poetry reading with Maria Mazziotti Gillan and Annie Lanzillotto on Saturday, September 25th at 6PM EST.

You can hear the featured readers and join the open mic which begins at 6 pm. The virtual "doors" will close” at 6:15. 

To register in advance for this meeting:
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Maria Mazziotti Gillan is the winner of the 2014 George Garrett Award for Outstanding Community Service in Literature from AWP, the 2011 Barnes & Noble Writers for Writers Award from Poets & Writers, and the 2008 American Book Award for her book, All That Lies Between Us. She is the Founder/Executive Director of the Poetry Center at Passaic County Community College, editor of the Paterson Literary Review, and Professor Emerita in creative writing at Binghamton University—SUNY. She has published 23 books, including her latest book, When the Stars Were Visible (Stephen F. Austin University Press, April, 2021). Visit her website at
Annie Rachele Lanzillotto is a poet, memoirist, and performance artist; author of the books: “Hard Candy: Caregiving, Mourning and Stage Light,” and “Pitch, Roll, Yaw” (Guernica World Editions), “L is for Lion: an italian bronx butch freedom memoir” (SUNY Press, Finalist for the Lambda Literary Foundation Award), and “Schistsong,” (Bordighera Press). She’s performed throughout the USA, and in Italy at Napoli Citta Libro—Napoli, Fondazione Sassi—Matera, Queer Film Fest—Palermo, Associazione Lette di Sera—Potenza.

Maria Mazziotti Gillan's new poetry collection is When the Stars Were Still Visible (2021). Other recent publications are the poetry and photography collection, Paterson Light and Shadow and the poetry collections What Blooms in Winter and The Girls in the Chartreuse Jackets which pairs her poems with her paintings. Maria's artist's website is and her poetry website is

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