19 AUGUST - 6.30 p.m. - CHIESA SS. PIETRO E PAOLO
STRAGE DI PENTEDATTILO
by Pasquale Flachi
Through consultation of a rare book kept ella Biblioteca De Nava in R.C., the author chronicles the massacre as transcribed by an anonymous chronicler of the time. New truths emerge, new characters that the author, through consultation of archival sources from the 1600s, was able to find. Also a socio-economic-religious reconstruction of the time.
Pasquale Flachi born and raised in Pentedattilo, a lawyer by profession, his love for his country and its history led him to study unpublished documents inherent in the Pentedattilo massacre preserved in various archives in Reggio Calabria. He spends most of his time in his native home in Pentedattilo.
20 AUGUST - 7.00 p.m. - PIAZZA SS. PIETRO E PAOLO
Amore mio infinito
by Aldo Nove
How to talk about love after pop and television. The desperate and daring love of childhood. The inexorably ravaged love of time. The formidable memory of the first kiss. The newfound love of maturity. The moving tale of a love (of many loves), which is also a fierce and ironic portrait of Italy from the 1970s to the 1990s, when everything changed forever.
Aldo Nove (pseudonym of Antonio Centanin) was born in 1967 in Viggiù, in the province of Varese, and lives in Milan. He holds a degree in Moral Philosophy. He made his debut at a very young age with the poetry collection Tornando nel tuo sangue, edited by Milo De Angelis. In Einaudi's white series he published In the galaxies today as today. Covers (2001, with Raul Montanari and Tiziano Scarpa), Maria (2007), A Pattern of Constellations (2010), Farewell My Novecento (2014) and Poemetti della sera (2020). His fiction books include Woobinda (1996, edited by Nanni Balestrini), Amore mio infinito (2000), La vita oscena (2011), from which Renato De Maria's film of the same name was made, and Tutta la luce del mondo (2014). He also published I tarocchi, with Mimmo Paladino (Treccani Institute 2017), and Franco Battiato (2020). Fire on Babylon! is his largest volume of poetry. Published by Crocetti in 2003, it collects Aldo Nove's first two books and some early texts composed from 1984 to 1996.
20 AUGUST - 7.30 p.m. - PIAZZA SS. PIETRO E PAOLO
Le sacche della rana
Poemetto su Pier Paolo Pasolini
by Michele Caccamo
It is not a biography. Pier was fragile had he gone too high he would have broken he told him to stop because he had to go home that if they didn't see him come back his plants would die suddenly, the sea that night was rolling he was cold the fishermen said he was overloaded with rage.
Michele Caccamo Poet translated and published in more than ten languages. His works include: Trapped, The Mechanics of Bread, The Soul and Chastisement, The Delivery of the Sovereign, When (Castelvecchi); With Hands Loaded with Roses, The Clinical Sign of Alda, The Pale Dwellers. Chronicles from the Pandemic, Lamentations Before Love and Threads of Copper and Love (Elliot)
Pipinara di Ludovico De Martino (14’, 2017)
Che cosa sono le nuvole di Pier Paolo Pasolini (20’, 1968)
Intervista inedita a Virgilio Fantuzzi su Pier Paolo Pasolini
21 AUGUST - 7.00 p.m. - SCALINATA SANTA BARBARA
Storie di vita tra Melito e Roghudi
di Giuseppe Toscano
Città del Sole Edizioni
When I was proposed by the editors of City of the Sun to write a foreword for this new book by Peppe Toscano, they played it easy, since they are well acquainted with the rough, primitive, radical emotions that Melito, my inner California, arouses in me.
task of civil society, of which our author Peppe Toscano is a pillar, is to provide the community of Melito with the tools to make the Grecanica Area the California of Southern Italy. Utopia? Perhaps. But in the words of a noble father of our nation, Leo Valiani: "Without utopia, what is politics but a sordid profession?"
Giuseppe Toscano was born in Melito di Porto Salvo. He worked in Reggio Calabria at the Court of Appeal, UNEP, as a bailiff. He is president of the Pro Pentedattilo onlus association. He lives in Melito's Old Country, the heart of an absent and distracted Melito. He writes as a testimony to his civic commitment and to keep the stories of an entire community in the Grecanica area from falling into oblivion.
21 AUGUST - 7.30 p.m. - BIBLIOTECA DELLE DONNE
Autobiografia di mio padre
by Gloria Vocaturo
An intimate, emotional, moving novel. In "Autobiography of My Father," Gloria Vocaturo addresses the fundamental values of life: family, death, spirituality. Reading, one breathes in eternity: the "Soliloquies" serve as connectional elements between what happens, life, and its spiritual meaning; they represent the inner voice that, post-mortem, remains indelible. The father becomes immortal. Very effective, in the story, is the constant dialectic between his earthly presence-his weaknesses, his very Italianate melancholy-and his persistence in the Elsewhere.
Gloria Vocaturo, from Rome, has lived in Naples for twenty-five years. A political science graduate, she has two poetic works to her credit, "It's Only Part of Me" and "Hope." She is also featured in numerous anthologies. "Autobiography of My Father" is her fiction debut.