It will take place from 10 to 15 November the edition, completely online, of Bookcity Milan, the initiative wanted by the Municipality of Milan and the BookCity Milan Association and supported by the AIE (Italian Publishers Association), in collaboration with the AIB (Italian Library Association) and the ALI (Italian Booksellers Association) which has theaim to put at the center of a series of widespread events on the urban territory the book, the reading and readers, as engines and protagonists of the city’s identity and its transformations in past, present and future history.
If, in fact, in past years, all the events took place in the urban area in various public and private venues with the aim, among others, of making the city of Milan known as a promoter of culture and supporter of reading, this year the rich program will take place completely online and will therefore be open to everyone, even those who do not live in Milan.
The event is divided into three days (plus one dedicated to schools), during which meetings, presentations, dialogues, readings aloud, exhibitions, shows, seminars are promoted on new reading practices, starting from old, new and brand new books, from public and private historical collections and libraries, from reading practices as an individual but also collective event.
The program it is full of events for everyone, with particular attention to the offer for children who are the absolute protagonists of a series of interesting initiatives accessible from anywhere online.
This is the big news for 2020 which, due to Covid, makes an event ‘national’ otherwise intended only for the local population.
In particular we point out:
THE EMPEROR’S NEW CLOTHES
A reinterpretation of Andersen’s fable in which an actress animates the characters of the Danish author making a child the protagonist of the story, who in the end will be able to unmask the lie by affirming the truth.
THE MAGIC OF KAMISHIBAI
Three readings for the little ones who make use of the ancient Japanese theatrical technique to offer the little ones three fairy tales, revisited in a modern key.
MAPS OF MY EMOTIONS
A laboratory that looks like an unprecedented and very original itinerary among maps full of imagination and wants to be a stimulus for children to explore their emotions.
WRITE YOUR STORY WITH GIORGIO FONTANA AND THE BIG FACTORY OF WORDS
A writing workshop for aspiring writers and authors during which the little ones are asked to continue a story, starting with an opening given by Giorgio Fontana.
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