Lit Crawl Boston 2021 Lit Crawl Boston 2021

Two Italian Gals Walk Into a Bookstore: Creating a Community for Italian American Writers in Boston


Before the pandemic, Boston’s Italian American Writers Association hosted lively open mics, featured readers, and annual salons at I Am Books in Boston's North End, creating a real community for IA writers and lovers of Italian culture. They welcomed both new and established writers to their monthly readings. In March 2020, without skipping a beat, IAWA Boston moved to an online format, joining forces with their sister organization, IAWA New York, over Zoom, but they are looking forward to more live events in Boston soon.


Come hear the hosts of Boston’s Italian American Writers Association Reading Series, Julia Lisella and Jennifer Martelli, exchange poems round-robin style. Before the pandemic, they hosted lively open mics, featured readers, and annual salons at I Am Books in Boston's North End, creating a real community for Italian American writers and lovers of Italian culture. They welcomed both new and established writers to their monthly readings. In March 2020, without skipping a beat, they moved to an online format, joining forces with their sister organization, IAWA New York, over Zoom, but they are looking forward to live events in Boston soon. You can be part of it! Join in a fun game to help discover IAWA’s next live home!  

$15; includes complimentary snacks (drinks available for purchase); pre-registration required