The city of readers

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Address: Via Ricasoli, 66 -50122 , Florence

Date: Saturday 16 October 2021


Events organized by Associazione Wimbledon APS, free admission subject to availability

The city of readers: the new cycle of literary meetings is underway

at the Academy of Fine Arts in Florence

Three appointments scheduled for October, among the guests the actress Laura Torrisi (16/10), the writer and radio speaker Sara Gazzini (16/10), the author Alan Pauls (19/10) and the singer-songwriter Piero Pelù (23/10)

The actress Laura Torrisi and the author and radio speaker Sara Gazzini with the four-handed book "PS Scrivimi Semper" , the Argentine novelist Alan Pauls with his latest work "The ghost half" and the singer-songwriter Piero Pelù in the new guise as a narrator with "Splits the infinite" : these are the guests of the new cycle of literary meetings with the authors signed " The city of readers " at the headquarters of the Academy of Fine Arts in Florence (via Ricasoli 66). Three appointments scheduled for the month of October for the initiative organized by the Wimbledon APS Association , in collaboration with the Academy of Fine Arts of Florence (free admission subject to availability).

The first, Saturday 16 at 17.00, will be in the company of Laura Torrisi , known for her collaborations with Francesco Nuti and Leonardo Pieraccioni, and the voice of Radio2 Sara Gazzini , who will tell the public " PS Write me always " (Mondadori), the story of a correspondence friendship in times of lockdown, in dialogue with the journalist Eva Edili and the editor Luca Briasco , with readings by the actor Fabrizio Pinzauti . The book was born during the pandemic : Laura and Sara, the authors, cannot meet as they have been doing for years. In order not to lose sight of their relationship, to continue to feel close, they start a long exchange of e-mails . Letter after letter the protagonists learn to love their scars , to forgive themselves, not to be afraid of being happy for real. The meeting is entered in the Book of Florence Party path by Sara Menichetti, a project of The city of readers in collaboration with Feltrinelli bookshop in Florence.

It continues on Tuesday 19 October at 6.00 pm : Alan Pauls , one of the most authoritative contemporary Argentine authors, journalist and critic, who will talk about his latest work “ La half à fantasma ” (SUR) together with the writer Lilith Moscon . The book tells the story of Savoy, fifty years old and a monotonous life, and Carla is young and thoughtless. When the two meet, the effects are unstoppable, but after a week of intimacy she leaves, leaving behind an enigmatic gift. With a magnetic and enveloping writing, which welcomes every uncertainty, rethinking and hesitation of a protagonist struggling with a long-distance love, Pauls offers an ironic novel with an unexpected ending. Between travels around the world, runs, swims and delusions on Skype, “La half a ghost” tells a story we never stop believing: the one according to which, somewhere, there is something - someone - made to measure for our desires.

Saturday 23 October , 4.00 pm , it will be the turn of Piero Pelù che will present his new book “ Spacca the infinito ” (Giunti Editore). In these pages, the rocker, the activist, the singer of "El Diablo", gets off the stage, turns off the spotlight and invites you to travel together, with the courage to open the door of memory and venture to where it all began. Next to him appears an enterprising, original boy, full of questions. In the dialogue between man and child, Italian history is crossed - from the trenches of the First World War to the years of Fascism, from those of the Cold War to the disorientation of our days - and that of a boy full of dreams, who in one basement on the Lungarno began to believe in himself and has gone far ever since.

The events have been designed and organized to allow them to be enjoyed in full health safety. All events are free admission (subject to availability and reservation is not needed) and will be a guaranteed compliance with anti Covid measures. In case of maximum capacity the entrance verr à closed to maintain the safety of meeting environments.

At the entrance you will be prompted for a generality and a phone number (which will be a Wimbledon by the APS kept on file for fifteen days and used only for health security); if the regulations in force do not indicate otherwise, during the stay at the events you will have to wear a mask and keep the distance from other guests.

In accordance with applicable governmental regulations, provided for all places of Italian culture (ref. Decree of 23 July 2021), to access the activity a cultural de The city à readers, it is compulsory to staff the Green Pass accompanied by a valid identity of a document. The provisions do not apply to children et à under 12 and those with specific medical certification.



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