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21 June 2023 - 25 June 2023

Passaggi Festival 2023

Overview

The 11th edition of the Passaggi Festival, an Italian summer event dedicated to books, will take place in Fano (PU) from 21st to 25th June 2023, chaired by Nando dalla Chiesa and directed by Giovanni Belfiori.

It will consist of five days of meetings between readers and authors, where events will run from morning to midnight, all free to access.

As always, the heart of the event is non-fiction stories, but in 2023 there will also be extra book reviews, dedicated to poetry and graphic novels.

The festival’s simple and engaging set up consists of the public meeting authors, who present their latest literary works.  

Book presentations take place in about ten locations in the historic centre and along the seafront of Fano, and each venue hosts book reviews of different genres, from children’s non-fiction to economics, from philosophy to art history, from digital technology to science. There are two main stages, the one in Piazza XX Settembre, with over a thousand seats, and the Pincio, with around 600 seats.

In addition to books, which are the focus of the festival, other cultural events will be scheduled including children’s workshops, art exhibitions, science talks, dinners with authors, guided tours, and writing courses.

The highlight is always the festival prizes being awarded:

The Passaggi Award is the festival prize, awarded since the first edition. Over the years, it has been awarded to distinguished personalities from Italy, from Sergio Zavoli to Liliana Segre. 

The “Andrea Barbato” Journalism Award - In agreement with the Barbato family, since its second edition, Passaggi has presented a journalist award since the second edition, named after the unforgettable Rai 3 journalist. Both Italian and foreign journalists are recognised. Corrado Stajano, Corrado Augias, Piero Angela and Riccardo Iacona are among those who have received the award.

The “Fuori Passaggi” Prize - This is the “youngest” prize of the festival. It was born out of a desire to seek different views, narratives and languages, and it speaks to a young audience about small and big issues that affect the present day, with a light-hearted and ironic touch. Cesare Cremonini (2021) and Carlotta Vagnoli (2022) won the first two editions.

The “Franco Fortini” International Literary Prize - This prestigious poetry prize has been awarded in Fano from 2022. The group of finalist poets are introduced at an evening event during which the winner is announced. In 2022, the Fortini Prize was awarded to the poet Massimo Palma.

the “Una Lettura fra le Nuvole” Prize - The prize is reserved for graphic novels and is sponsored in cooperation with La Lettura - Corriere della Sera and Renco. In 2022, the prize was awarded to Chiara Croce (aka Fumettinitristini). 

Hours

Find out the dates and times of the event on the official website

 

Tickets

All events are free of charge

 

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Tickets

All events are free of charge

 

Fano

61032 Fano PU, Italia

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