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Incroci di civiltà 2016 - The world literature representatives meet in Venice

The international literature festival ‘Incroci di Civilta’, which will take place in Venice, has reached its ninth edition. It is promoted by Ca’ Foscari University of Venice and the municipality of Venice (with the support of the Hotel Saturnia & International).

From Wednesday, March 30 to Saturday, April 2, the lagoon city will host 26 contemporary writers who come from all over the world, in order to meet their readers in a series of unmissable meetings. These 28 different countries will represent the opportunity to discover other points of view and opinions about themes concerning not only literature, but also topical issues. It will be a sort of meeting between different worlds which will aim of sharing and creating new ideas.

An intense series of unmissable events will start from March, 30 with the French Lebanese writer Amin Maalouf, who will open the ninth edition of the festival at the Goldoni Theatre. On Wednesday, March 31 the ‘Querini Stampalia’ foundation will host the Vietnamese writer Linda Le (from 10 a.m.) and the Syrian writer Khaled Khalifa (from 11.30 a.m.), while at 6 p.m. at the ‘Auditorium Santa Margherita’ will be the turn of the American writer Garth Risk Hallberg, author of the novel ‘City on fire’, that has become a literary success set in in the 1970's New York.

On Friday, April 1, several events will take place at the ‘Auditorium Santa Margherita’, starting with the Chinese writer A Yi (at 9.30 am), following with Radka Denemarkova (at 2.30 p.m.), a famous Czech writer, playwright and essayist.

The closing day, April 2, will be opened by the writer Ann-Marie MacDonald (at 10 a.m.) at the ‘Santa Margherita Auditorium’, while at 6.30 p.m. the festival will be closed by Paco Ignacio Taibo II, the award-winning Mexican journalist and writer.

The complete festival program is available at

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