Bob Geldof reads Keats love letters in Rome

Geldof to read Keats' love letters and poems on 11 April.Rock star, political activist and philanthropist Sir Bob Geldof will read the love letters and poems by John Keats - considered among the most...

Alessandro Baricco: The Game at MAXXI in Rome

Mental revolution in the era of the internet and social media. 30 March. Writer Alessandro Baricco - a keen observer and interpreter of the phenomena of our times - will give a public talk at 18.30 o...

Libri Come: Rome's book and reading festival

Libri Come festival celebrates ten years in Rome. 14-17 March. The tenth edition of Libri Come, Rome's annual festival devoted to books and reading, takes place at the Auditorium Parco Della Musica u...

Jhumpa Lahiri presents The Penguin Book of Italian Short Stories in Rome

18 March. Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jhumpa Lahiri will talk about her latest role as editor of The Penguin Book of Italian Short Stories, at the Centro Studi Americani in Rome on Monday 18 March....

Book sale at St Patrick's English Library in Rome

6-28 Feb. St Patrick's English Library in Rome is holding its latest used book sale from 6-28 February. The sale will run during the library's regular opening hours: Sun 10.00-12.30, Tues 11.00-14.00,...

Rome poetry and prose workshop with Moira Egan

A workshop in poetry and prose at St Stephen's Cultural Center, Rome. St Stephen’s creative writing teacher and award-winning poet Moira Egan is holding a four-week poetry and prose course, entitled...

Piú libri piú liberi: Rome's book fair

5-9 Dec. The 16th edition of the national fair for small and medium Italian book publishing houses takes place for the second year at the Nuvola conference centre in EUR. Piú libri piú liberi offers...

Rome's Otherwise bookshop celebrates one year

Day-long birthday festivities at Otherwise bookshop near Piazza Navona. 30 Nov. Otherwise, the English-language bookshop near Piazza Navona, celebrates its first year in business with a day-long prog...

Mary Shelley lecture at John Cabot University

Why Literature Matters: The Case of Mary Shelley on 31 October.John Cabot University in collaboration with Rome's Keats-Shelley House, presents its co-sponsored #FrankenReads event: the inaugural lect...

Charles Lambert book presentation in Rome

18 Oct. The Almost Corner Bookshop in Trastevere hosts a presentation of Prodigal by Rome-based author Charles Lambert, on Thursday 18 October, from 18.30.Lambert's tale follows the emotionally-fraugh...

Rome bookshop hosts preview of Festival of Italian Literature in London

Otherwise bookshop hosts Rome preview of FILL - Festival of Italian Literature in London. 28 Sept. Otherwise, Rome's newest English-language bookstore, hosts a preview of FILL - Festival of Italian L...

In Byron's Wake: Turbulent Lives of Byron's Wife and Daughter

20 Sept. Rome's Keats-Shelley House presents In Byron's Wake: Turbulent Lives of Byron's Wife and Daughter, a talk by Miranda Seymour on Thursday 20 September at 17.00.Seymour is an esteemed British n...

International Literature Festival in Rome 2018

International authors read under the stars at the Roman Forum.Letterature – Festival Internazionale di Roma returns to the Basilica di Massenzio in the Roman Forum, taking place over numerous evenings...

Julian Sands reads at Keats Shelley House

Sands returns to Rome to read poetry of Keats and Shelley on 15 and 16 June.Celebrated English actor Julian Sands reads the poetry of Keats and Shelley at Rome's Keats-Shelley House on Friday 15 June...

Second edition of Irish Rome Roma Irlandese

10 June. The Pontifical Irish College is hosting the launch of the recently-reissued second edition of Irish Rome-Roma irlandese, by Vittorio and Roswitha Di Martino, at 11.00 on Sunday 10 June. The b...

Marie Ohanesian Nardin at Anglo American Bookshop

7 June. Californian writer Marie Ohanesian Nardin presents her latest book Beneath the Lion's Wings at Rome's Anglo American Bookshop at 18.00 on Thursday 7 June. The event is open to all.

William Demby and Rome International Symposium

31 May-1 June. An international symposium entitled William Demby and Rome: Literature, Art, Cinema taking place at Università La Sapienza will commemorate the life and work of the late African Ameri...

The Exquisite Book Art of Phoebe Anna Traquair

27 April. Coinciding with the exhibition Illuminating Poetry: Pre-Raphaelite and Beyond, the Keats-Shelley House presents The Exquisite Book Art of Phoebe Anna Traquair: an illustrated lecture by Eliz...

Jhumpa Lahiri at Rome's Otherwise

Jhumpa Lahiri talks translation at Rome's Otherwise bookshop20 March. Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist and translator  Jhumpa Lahiri will discuss her latest translation: Domenico Starnone’s novel, TRIC...

Libri Come literary festival in Rome

15-18 March. Rome’s ninth annual festival devoted to books and reading, in the company of Italian and international writers such as Ireland's Roddy Doyle (pictured above) and Scotland's Ian Rankin, ta...

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