The gardens of Castel S. Angelo host Letture d’Estate, a programme of “summer readings along the river and among the trees”, with free cultural events and children’s activities each day from 10.00 until 01.30. Dedicated to books and reading, the programme includes more than 850 events including meetings, readings, music, games, performances and film screenings. The festival will also raise funds for Peter Pan Onlus, the Rome charitable association which provides support for families with children suffering from cancer, whose volunteers will be on hand to oversee games ranging from chess to table-tennis. For details see Letture d’Estate website.
In celebration of the Giornate Europee del Patrimonio, the Bogliasco Foundation hosts a guided tour of the magnificent garden of the Villa dei Pini with co-founder and landscape architect Gianni Biaggi de Blasys. The event will also feature readings from texts by Iranian visual artist Farhad Ostovani (BF ’08, ’13) on memories of the gardens of his youth in Tehran.
Join translators Sole Anatrone, Martha Cooley, and Antonio Romani and guest editor Alta L. Price for a bilingual reading from the September issue of Words Without Borders. The participants will read new translations of work by Giampiero Neri and Laila Wadia and discuss how the forces of migration, immigration, emigration, and flight are affecting the Italian peninsula and its (often multilingual) writers.
The event is free and open to the public. Seating is first-come, first-served.
Location: Adelphi University Manhattan Center, One Hudson Square, 75 Varick Street, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10013
Co-presented by Adelphi University’s MFA program, Words Without Borders, and The Bridge Series.