It is with great excitement that we announce the launch of the first Reading Lab of the EU-READ&ART project!
The event will take place in the charming city of Soverato, in the south of Italy, organized by Jump association, which formulated a creative version of the lab making it become a Literature City Game: an international literary and multilingual workshop that is going to involve 29 teachers of different nationalities (Ireland, Spain, Portugal, Romania, and North Macedonia ) and young local people, divided into teams. A first phase of the game will be itinerant among the streets of the touristic town of Soverato, on the Calabrian Ionic coast, and will be based on sensory and reading inputs and inspirations, that include excerpts from classic books of European literature, starting from which the facilitators, passionate readers and literary connoisseurs, will animate the participants by stimulating creative storytelling.
The tour in the city lasts about two hours, ending at one of the most suggestive beaches in the city center, called “Lazzarella”, where the second part of the event will take place, at dusk. The local writer Eliana Iorfida will read the incipit of her most famous book, “Il figlio del mare” (The son of the sea) and the facilitators will make a simultaneous multilingual theatrical translation, engaging participants who will be immersed in a multi-sensorial experience, held in a touching natural landscape, lulled by the sound of the waves of the sea.
We are looking forward to meeting the participants and sharing this event that, in line with the EU-READ&ART project’s aims, is intended to foster passion for reading, support new authors to be discovered and read, and facilitate the opportunity for socialization through culture.