Colm Tóibín at Rome's international literature festival

5 July. Award-winning Irish novelist Colm Tóibín will read his new writings at the Letterature – Festival Internazionale di Roma, alongside five other international writers at the Basilica di Massenzio in the Roman Forum on the evening of Wednesday 5 July.

The popular annual festival celebrates the written word with a host of internationally acclaimed authors who are invited to write a text inspired by a chosen theme, which this year is Scrittori/Lettori: I banditi delle parole, composed especially for the event.

Basilica di Massenzio
Basilica di Massenzio

Entry to the festival is free but tickets must be picked up before the readings begin, from 20.00, at a designated booth on Via dei Fori Imperiali. Tickets are provided on a first-come, first-served basis, and readings take place at 21.00, with access to the Basilica from 20.30.

The literature festival continues until 21 July.

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