The Seven Deadly Sins are the theme of the fourth edition of Le Conversazioni, scrittori a confronto to be held in Capri from June 26 to July 5, 2009, organized by Dazzle Communication together with Fondazione Marilena Ferrari-FMR.
Founded by Antonio Monda and Davide Azzolini, the cycle of literary encounters with leading English language authors, will be hosted, as in the past, in the small Tragara Square in Capri.
Following past reflections on the concept of identity, the relationship between word and image, and the theme of memory, the seven writers invited to Capri, to each consider and analyze one of the Seven Deadly Sins through an open dialogue involving the audience, are:
Fri. June 26: Jay McInerney on Pride
Sat. June 27: Aravind Adiga on Wrath and a Surprise Guest on Envy
Sun. June 28: Salman Rushdie on Sloth
Fri. July 3: Patti Smith on Lust
Sat. July 4: David Sedaris on Greed
Sun. July 5: George Saunders on Gluttony
The meetings will, as always, be documented in a booklet featuring original writings by the invited authors in a dual language edition - English and Italian. This year’s edition is dedicated to the memory of David Foster Wallace and – thanks to the David Foster Wallace Literary Trust - the original excerpt the author presented during the 2006 festival will be republished.
Le Conversazioni are organized by Dazzle Communication working since 2000 in communications and the production of cultural events, and the Fondazione Marilena Ferrari-FMR, founded in 2007 to promote a new era of beauty inspired by the Renaissance approach, together with the support of the Ministero per i Beni e le Attività Culturali, Città di Capri, the Gioco del Lotto-Lottomatica, and La Repubblica.
Le Conversazioni take place in Piazzetta Tragara, Capri, on two successive weekends, from Friday to Sunday at 7pm. Admission is free and a consecutive translation of the meetings will be provided.
Additionally, in New York, May 13, 2009 will see the beginning of a new cycle of Le Conversazioni entited Le Conversazioni FMR, dialoghi sulla bellezza, launched with the support of Fondazione Marilena Ferrari-FMR, and in collaboration with the Morgan Library and Museum. This new series of events will focus on the role of beauty, and leading figures in the art world will be invited to compare ideas on this theme in different venues throughout the world. At the first appointment, the Italian architect Renzo Piano and the American sculptor Mark di Suvero will discuss, together with Antonio Monda, the differing and sometimes surprising relationships between their respective forms of expression, the concept of beauty and the inspiration that is the basis of their work.
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