Wednesday, March 29, 2017
At the Crossroads, Tonight
The 10th Incroci di Civiltà literary festival kicked off tonight with a spirited discussion about the purposes of literature--and whether there's anything wrong with telling a "good story"--among the authors Michael Chabon, Vikram Seth and Abraham B. Yehosua. These three appeared at the Goldoni Theater as last-minute fill-ins for Nobel Prize winner Orhan Pamuk, who was called away from his scheduled appearance here by private matters in his native country of Turkey.
Chabon, Seth, and Yehoshua will each appear separately over the next three days of the festival in his previously scheduled spot, along with the festival's usual impressive array of writers from around the world. A full schedule is available here: http://www.unive.it/pag/11127/. Tickets are free, but advance reservations are required, and most of this year's events are fully booked--although if you show up at the event site 15 minutes before its scheduled start, places do sometimes become available because of cancellations.