Basilica of Maxentius and Rome’s Libraries Host the Literature Festival’s 2019 Edition this Summer
For the 18th consecutive year, the words of the most remarkable literary talents will reverberate through the Roman Forum. Since 2002, the International Literature Festival of Rome has invited 300 Italian and international authors whose prose and poetry has emblazoned the contemporary literary scene. Every year, a new theme inspires the guest authors to write and share an unpublished, specially composed work for the event. This year’s topic, “Il Domani dei Classici” will explore over eight evenings when a contemporary text becomes a classic. Among the names that will alternate on the stage: Alberto Manguel, Chiara Gamberale, Valerio Massimo Manfredi, Alicia Giménez-Bartlett and Roberto Saviano. Check out their website for the full program!
June 4 – 27
Basilica di Massenzio
Via dei Fori Imperiali
Entry from 8.30pm
Readings start at 9pm
Free entry (first-come-first-serve tickets from 8pm)