The Women Writers of the Caffe Cino, 1959-1968
Magie Dominic was one of the original performers at the Caffe Cino, and like many, worked in a multiple of capacities. During its 10 year existence, Joe Cino, owner of the Caffe Cino, produced the work of hundreds of new writers, many of whom went on to win a multitude of awards -including Pulitzers, Tonys, Academy Awards and Obies. The Caffe Cino was the incubator. Among the many writers whose work was presented at the Caffe, sixteen women poets and playwrights presented their work there. Although their work spanned 1959-1968, the full existence of the Caffe, their collective contribution to the Caffe Cino’s history has gone basically unnoticed. On Thursday, March 16th at 6pm Magie Dominic will present the very first program to focus on the work of these sixteen women writers. In celebration of Women’s History Month, the evening itself will be history making as it will be the first time that the story of these women writers will be brought together. The Caffe Cino recently received National Historic Landmark Status.
Presented at Jefferson Market Library, 425 Avenue of the Americas,
New York, NY 10011, in the first floor Willa Cather Room. No registration required.