Books and writers have always fascinated me since I was a child, as soon as I could read and write. These days I'm experiencing a full immersion of meetings with writers and discussions of books which makes me proud and happy. The atmosphere is rather familiar and intimate, the location stunning and the people I met interesting or even inspiring. Nothing of the speculation over literature, culture and publishing we see in other literary festivals.
Fieramente il libro is an event at its second edition in my home town, among the organizers two dear friends of mine, whom I must thank for the energy and the enthusiasm they put in everything they do and, of course, for inviting me to be part of the event as a member of the reading jury. I've read the 3 books finalists in the Narrative section and tomorrow I'll have to choose the one I liked best.
Yesterday TrainDogs and Fabio Palombo gave start to a weekend of special encounters: beautiful words and awesome music in a show called, Abracadabra. Fabio Palombo read his stories of men and women in little less than 11 lines, which he used to post on facebook at firsr. They are an extraordinary example of how words can do magic.