Hope to see you this Sunday, October 21st at the next Read650 event. The theme is “Hoildays” and I will be reading “The Turkey Shoot” a Thanksgiving story from my childhood.
It’s been awhile since I publicly read my short story “Crazy Joe” but the Italian American Writers Association 2nd Saturday open mic event at the Sidewalk Cafe on October 13th seemed like a good time to share how I learned to play Black Jack from Crazy Joe Gallo.
Join me next Saturday, October 13th at the Sidewalk Cafe on Avenue A in NYC for the IAWA (Italian American Writers Association) open mic. See you at 5:30pm.
Hard to tell but that’s me up on stage, returnign to my both my Italian and Greenwich Village roots, reading a story about growing up in Angelina’s Restaurant, at the IAWA (Italian American Writers Association) Saturday open mic at Cornelia Street Cafe.
I am so fortunate to have been selected as a featured reader at the
650 event at New Rochelle Public Library,
where I read, “Angelina’s Restaurant was my Playground.”
I am a featured storyteller at…
The Best of 650 • 650 joins the fun at this year’s New Rochelle ArtsFest with a one-hour show featuring a roster of talented Westchester County writers. Join us to hear some of the finest five-minute spoken word essays of the year, and stick around for the wine and cheese reception to follow. This event is free and open to the public. SHOW DATE: 2:00 PM Sunday, October 8, 2017 • Pelham Art Center
Angela Derecas Taylor’s collection of stories and memories are set in and around her family’s Italian restaurant, founded in 1936 in Greenwich Village. At turns heartwarming and horrifying, comical and catastrophic, Just a Waitress: An Italian Opera introduces four generations of strong-willed Italian women plus a host of family members, colorful locals, criminals, hangers-on, and one frighteningly jealous cat. Angela’s candid accounts of her upbringing and experiences entertain while celebrating family, perseverance, survival, independence – and making one’s own way in the world.
“Vivid descriptions, flavorful dialogue and a dessert-like final sentence. I loved the story (and thanks for reminding me about Zito’s bread).”
— James Tobin, Author, Willamsburgh, VA