Hope to see you at Maria Lisella’s talk and reading: “Women’s Writing: Never Done,” Monday, April 11th, 2016 at 5:30 pm, Rm. 316, Marillac Hall.
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Celebrating National Poetry Month 2016
Monday, April 11, 2016, 5:30-7:00 pm
Room 316, Marillac Hall, Queens Campus
“Women’s Writing: Never Done”
Maria Lisella, Queens Poet Laureate,
will talk about writing as a poet, journalist, essayist, and curator
Native New Yorker, and Queens born and bred, Maria Lisella is the sixth winner in the competition for Queens Poet Laureate, 2015-2018, and the first Italian American. She is the author of the collection, Thieves in the Family (NYQ Books), and the two chapbooks, Amore on Hope Street (Finishing Line Press) and Two Naked Feet (Poets Wear Prada). Her work has appeared in The New York Quarterly, The Paterson Literary Review, Feile Festa, Voices in Italian Americana, First Literary Review-East, and New Verse News, and will appear in the forthcoming anthology, The Traveler’s Vade Mecum, published by Red Hen Press. She is a charter member of Brevitas, an online poetry circle that stages the Festival of the Short Poem, annually, at the Bowery Poetry Club, and publishes a selection. She is on the Board of the Italian American Writers Association and co-curates its readings, the longest running literary series in Greenwich Village. Additionally, she is the Vice President of the educational organization, the Vito Marcantonio Forum. As an award-winning travel writer and editor, she has visited 60 countries and is currently a New York Expert for USA Today, and heads the social media committee for the New York Travel Writers Association.