"The city of readers"

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Address Via Lisbona, 2 - , Pontassieve

Date: Friday 18 June 2021


The project "The city of readers" starts from Pontassieve:
review dedicated to books and reading

"Pontassieve of the readers", p rotagonists of the two days, 18 and 19 June:

Francesca Melandri, Igiaba Scego, Massimo Carlotto, Laura Imai Messina, Franco Arminio

Florence, June 17, 2021 - The project " The city of readers ", the event dedicated to books and literature, starts from Pontassieve with " Pontassieve of the readers ", a double appointment, on June 18 and 19 in Piazza Vittorio Emanuele II , for the first widespread edition of the event.

The review , which sees in the motto " Reading changes everything " the essence of the event, because reading always sets new horizons, is conceived and curated by the Wimbledon Cultural Association , with the direction of Gabriele Ametrano , the collaboration and contribution of the CR Firenze Foundation and the Bardini and Peyron Monumental Parks Foundation and the support of Unicoop Firenze and IED Firenze - European Institute of Design .

It starts on Friday 18 , at 5:30 pm, with Literary Landscapes , a project, curated by Serena Jaff and Francesca Ciappi, created to introduce the places of the city to those who participate in the festival conducted by specialized guides and an author of the program . The appointment includes a visit to Palazzo Sansoni Trombetta accompanied by readings of the stories of the heroine women, portrayed by Francesco Guerrazzi in The Siege of Florence .

The events continue, at 18:00, with Francesca Melandri and her Sangue Giusto (Bompiani), where the writer's gaze crosses the twentieth century and its contradictions to tell the heart of our identity. On this occasion the author will talk to Igiaba Scego . Then, at 7.00 pm, with Massimo Carlotto with E comes another winter (Rizzoli), a novel about deep Italy written by the master of noir, which reveals the secrets of double lives and the unconfessable ferocity of good people. Leading the meeting Monica Marini and Carlo Boni .

Saturday 19 , at 17:00, space for the youngest with Io Leggo! moment dedicated to children and young people aged 6 to 11 years. The event, curated by Teresa Porcella in collaboration with the Scioglilibro Association, focuses on the reading accompanied by the live drawing of A story without cliché (Clichy Editions), a text born from the pen of Davide Cal ì and with illustrations by Anna Aparicio Catal à . We continue, at 5.30 pm, with a new meeting with literary landscapes and a visit to Palazzo Sansoni Trombetta accompanied by readings of the stories of heroine women, portrayed by Francesco Guerrazzi in The Siege of Florence .

At the center of the day, at 18:00, Laura Imai Messina and The hidden lives of colors (Einaudi): book after book, the author proposes her unique vision on Japan which has, as its central theme, the power of love between two unforgettable, opposite figures, tied in a double thread by a knot of wonder that is just waiting to manifest itself.

The two days ends, at 19:00, with Franco Arminio and Letter to those who were not there (Bompiani), where the writer, starting from the 1980 earthquake in his Irpinia, recites a rosary of memory to tell us about our country who trembles, sinks and never seems to learn from his own frailties, and who, however, never stops moving forward.

"A pride for our Administration, that 'Pontassieve dei Lettere' is the first appointment of the project The city of Readers for this year" - say the Mayor Monica Marini and the Deputy Mayor Carlo Boni - "The very fact that Pontassieve has a councilorship for the 'promotion of reading', testifies how important this aspect is for us in the life of our territory. From this year Pontassieve is recognized as a City that Laws and boasts a municipal library that can be considered the beating heart of cultural activities, with around 30,000 loans a year and initiatives designed to bring adults and children closer to reading.

For this reason, being, with 'Pontassieve dei Lettere', among the nine municipalities that host the festivals of the La Città dei Lettere project is truly a great satisfaction and once again we want to thank the organizers of the festival, in particular the director Gabriele Ametrano, for having wanted Pontassieve to become part of this project. We are confident that the people of Pontassiev will respond with enthusiasm to the possibility of meeting some of the most appreciated contemporary Italian authors, in the central square of our capital, the heart of that cultural activity which, after such a difficult year, we are resuming with the Pontassieve dei Lettere festival, which also starts the rich program that the Municipality is setting up for this summer and which we are completing these days. "

The event was designed and organized to allow its use in complete safety . All appointments are free (subject to availability - no reservation required) and compliance with anti-Covid measures will be guaranteed.

After Pontassieve, the literary review, which actively participates and shares the values of the Pact of Reading of the Tuscany Region and the municipalities of the territory for literary promotion, continues in eight other Tuscan stages until September, while maintaining its heart in Florence , at Villa Bardini.

In addition to being one of the first plastic free Italian literary events, "The city of readers" is tinged with green with the "Forest of Readers" project created in collaboration with Treedom , which aims to reduce CO2 production.

"The city of readers" is part of the Piazza Dante project. #Festivalinrete that unites forty-four Italian cultural in-depth festivals. Supported by the National Committee for Dante's celebrations established by Mibact, Piazza Dante. #Festivalinrete is one of the most important initiatives that in 2021 will pay tribute to Dante Alighieri on the occasion of the seven hundredth anniversary of his death.

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The magazine "The city of readers" doubles its editorial capacity and on 20 July comes out in bookstores with the first paper issue. Articles and insights by the authors and friends of "The city of readers" who animated the various editions of the literary review. Stories of reading experiences, tips and anecdotes , all to browse. The new project accompanies the online publications of the magazine, which continues to offer unpublished works by numerous Italian writers.

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The campaign to support the festival and related projects continues on the Produzioni dal basso platform. "The city of readers" will also support, with part of the funds raised , two projects in the field of solidarity and health: the international one of Busajo Onlus , with its work of education and starting the work of street children in Soddo, Ethiopia, and the scientific research and health activities of Geca Onlus - Youth and Arrhythmic Heart Onlus - for all those suffering from genetic cardiomyopathies that can lead to sudden death. A support of great value that touches the boys closely , but also great athletes such as Davide Astori. Just remembering the Fiorentina player, three years after his death, Wimbledon wants to sensitize all its public to good practices.


The meetings were designed and organized to allow them to be enjoyed in full health safety. All appointments are free (subject to availability and without reservation) and compliance with anti-Covid measures will be guaranteed. The maximum capacity for each event will be regulated according to the health safety regulations in force and with respect for the health of all participants. In case of maximum capacity, the entrance will be closed to maintain the safety of the meeting rooms. The public must strictly follow the indications of the organizers: at the entrance they will be asked for their personal details and a telephone number (which will be kept in the archive by the Wimbledon APS Association for fifteen days and used only for health safety matters); if the current regulations do not indicate otherwise, during the stay at the events you must wear a mask and keep the distance from other guests.

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