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The Italian Book Club


The Italian Book Club


The Italian Book Club, presented by Enrica Maria Ferrara, will explore 3 books by contemporary Italian authors.
Unlike most Book Clubs which take place monthly, the Italian Book Club will meet more frequently with the discussion on each book spread out over two meetings.

During the first meeting, the facilitator of the Book Club will introduce the book and give some information about its author. Then, each participant will have the chance to read aloud selected passages of the book. During the reading, aspects of the book’s grammar, its language structures and its lexicon will be highlighted and explained by the facilitator, and participants will be encouraged to ask questions about the passages that they have found more challenging to read.

During the second meeting, each participant will be encouraged to discuss the book and the facilitator will guide the conversation by asking questions about the book’s characters, plot, message as well as its style and the overall enjoyment of the reading experience.

Please note that for this course an advanced level of Italian is required.

The Club consists of 6 Meetings of 2 hours each, for a total of 12 hours.

Classes will have a minimum of 6 and a maximum of 16 participants and will be online for this term.

New participants - €150
5% discount for former participants and current students

The Book Club will meet on Wednesday evenings from 6.30pm to 8.30pm, from 29th September to 15th Dicember.

Programme - Autumn Term 2021

29 September, 13 October:
Domenico Starnone, Confidenza, Torino, Einaudi, 2019

3 November, 17 November:
Federica Sgaggio, L'eredità dei vivi, Padova, Marsilio, 2020

1 December, 15 December:

Simona Baldelli, Alfonsina e la strada, Palermo, Sellerio editore, 2021





Italian Institute of Culture