Created and organised by Fbs Eventi, the first edition of the “Firenze Libro Aperto“ book festival will open at the Fortezza da Basso next Friday. The exhibition slogan – “Le parole non bastano più” (Words are no longer enough) – marks the main topic of this event, which sees the participation of around one hundred publishing houses, with special attention devoted to the independent and emerging ones and kids and children’s literature, with some events also dedicated to parents and to sector professionals.
Next to the exhibiting section, the festival will also feature exhibitions, concerts and workshops. The main attractions of the festival will be the meetings with famous writers and authors: Joe R.Landsale, Tahar Ben Jelloun, Diego De Silva, Carlo Lucarelli, Marco Vichi, Andrea De Carlo and Federico Palmaroli. Matteo Salvini – leader of the Lega Nord political party – is also expected to the attend the event on Friday, February 17, at 11.00 a.m., after the opening ceremony.
Among the various initiatives, make sure you do not miss the one featuring Italian singer and writer Vinicio Capossela on Saturday 18th February at 6.00 p.m. Capossela will start his Italian theatre tour on 27th February, and on this occasion he will offer a tribute to Amedeo Modigliani, the heartbreaking ballad dedicated to the love story of the famous painter from Leghorn, which he wrote in 1991. Sunday at 4.00 p.m., Serena Dandini will present her book “Avremo sempre Parigi. Passeggiate sentimentali in disordine alfabetico”. Among the various sections of the festival, there will also be an area devoted to book illustrators and comic book artists curated by the International School of Comics.
Check out the full programme on: su www.firenzelibroaperto.it