A weekend in the name of Legend Festival: cultural protagonist in Empoli

A weekend not to be missed in the name of culture, understood as reading, but also as meeting and sharing, thanks to the 2022 edition of the Leggenda Festival, a festival for reading and listening for children, teenagers, families and adults, organized by Empoli municipality. It opened its doors on Thursday, May 5, 2022 and continues until Sunday, May 8, 2022, with many events to be experienced.

Looking at today, Friday, May 6, 2022, among the initiatives we highlight: Legendary Boys in livestreaming on the festival’s social channels, will interview authors Viviana Mazza and Kibra Sebhat from 6 p.m. 15.00 based on the book published by Mondadori 2022, ‘I say no to racism. 10 words to understand the world “; Marco Magnone, meeting for adults, ‘How a story is born. How to bring children closer to narrative writing’, Augustine’s Last Supper at 5 p.m.
Kl. 18.30 place for reading about the war by Antonio Ferrara and Marianna Cappelli, in the Palazzo delle Esposizioni and for the National Night of the Classical High School from 18.30 to 22.30 on the Chiostro degli Agostiniani and on the Piazza Farinata degli Uberti.

On Saturday, May 7, 2022, the ‘Round Table’ at the Augustinians’ Cenacle will take place at 10 with Marianna Cappelli, Ludovica Cima, Antonio Ferrara and Filippo Mittino highlighted. The theme: ‘Taking care of the stories’.
At 5 pm, the interviews with the legendary boys return, who will discuss with the author Barbara Fiorio based on the book ‘La Banda degli Dei’, published by Rizzoli 2022. Always at the same time Saturday afternoon, in the library, a meeting dedicated to adults with Antonio Ferrara and Filippo Mittino, presentation of the book ‘Scherzare col fuoco. In school and education without being burned ‘, Enaudi 2022.

Sunday, May 8, 2022, the last legendary day, at 11 a.m. to report Stella Nosella and Candia Castellani, in the Coop Members Area of ​​the * Commercial Center, which will involve children, in a workshop entitled ‘A Tutu for Tok’, which starts from the book ‘Il Tok dance’, Sabir 2021. In the afternoon, again for children, Luisa Carretti and Lucrezia Tomberli do a workshop based on the book ‘Who Knows’, Story Cucite, 2021.

Do not miss two special events for adults: presentation of ‘La Sostituta’, Becco Giallo, 2022, May 7, 2922, at. 18.30, at Cenacolo degli Agostiniani, with Chiara Gregori and Alessandra Puppo, introduced by Paolo Hendel and the event ending, Sunday, May 8, 2022, on “PCI’s sentimental story” and illustrations of “Stories and Love of Anarchy” with Sergio Staino. On stage, in addition to the author, the mayor of Empolis and the singer-songwriter Alessio Lega, known in songwriting and several times present at the Tenco revue in Sanremo, will be present and intervene, who will perform some songs during the evening. Not only.
An exhibition of Sergio Staino’s original works will be created during the legend festival, which can be visited during opening hours at the large book exhibition market set up by La Rinascita bookstore in ‘Palazzo’, from Thursday to Sunday 10.00 to 13.00 and 15.00 -24 (Sunday closes at 20).

LEGEND ALSO MAKES SCHOOL – During the legendary weekend, a group of young journalists from the editorial staff of Il Nuovo Magazine from Rome arrive to do an internship at the festival. Why legend? To live and breathe the air of a festival that talks about reading but also about listening and giving the children an experience of working in the field, taking ‘notes’ with pen and notebook, interviewing some of the main characters of the event and then returning to editors and write articles about the event. This is the first input to their initiative. The second is to visit the city of Empoli and its historic center.

For information, reservations and to know the festival’s locations, click on https://www.leggendafestival.it/ .

All initiatives will take place in full compliance with the applicable anti-Covid rules: In order to participate in events taking place indoors, it is still the duty to wear FFP2 masks until 15 June 2022, the green passport is not required .

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Published May 6, 2022

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