22nd Annual Week of Italian Language in the World
DACIA MARAINI in conversation with Sara Marinelli around the theme Italian Language and the Youth.
Italian Cultural Institute @INNOVIT, 710 Sansome St, San Francisco
Dacia Maraini‘s work focuses on women’s issues, and she has written numerous plays and novels. She has won awards for her work, including the Formentor Prize for L’età del malessere (1963); the Premio Fregene for Isolina (1985); the Premio Campiello and Book of the Year Award for La lunga vita di Marianna Ucrìa (1990); and the Premio Strega for Buio (1999). In 2013, Irish Braschi’s biographical documentary I Was Born Travelling told the story of her life, focusing in particular on her imprisonment in a concentration camp in Japan during World War II and the journeys she made around the world with her partner Alberto Moravia and close friends Pier Paolo Pasolini and Maria Callas. In 2020 she adheres to Empathism.
Sara Marinelli is a writer and an educator. She is a Lecturer in Comparative Literature and Culture at the University of San Francisco, and a Teaching Artist at the San Francisco Opera. Her writing in English is published in New American Writing, Blue Mesa Review, Pummarol, Sparkle and Blink; her work in Italian appears in Nazione Indiana, Leggendaria, Alias, il Manifesto. She recently created and produced the audio-documentary “Letters to Italy,” an eighth-part series exploring the impact of Covid-19 on Italian immigrants in the Bay Area, and their relationship to Italy in a time of crisis and forced separation.