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...

Between English and Italian

7 Feb. Otherwise, Rome's new independent English language bookshop near Piazza Navona, presents Between English and Italian during which Ann Goldstein and Martina Testa will discuss their work in the...

Illuminating Poetry: Pre-Raphaelite and Beyond

29 Jan-28 April. An exhibition at the Keats-Shelley House shows a selection of books and manuscripts revealing how book illustration in the late 19th and early 20th century was influenced by mediaeval...

Multi-sensory poetry reading with Moira Egan

23 Jan. St Stephen’s Cultural Center presents an evening of poetry, images, and perfumes, as Moira Egan reads from her latest book, Synæsthesium, at 19.00 on Tuesday 23 January. Winner of The New Cri...

Barry McCrea reads at Rome's Otherwise

13 Dec. Otherwise, Rome's new English language bookshop, presents the "first of many readings and talks" at 19.30 on Wednesday 13 December. Rome-based Irish writer Barry McCrea will read from his new...

Ingrid Rowland at Rome's Almost Corner Bookshop

6 Dec. Ingrid Rowland presents The Collector of Lives at the Almost Corner Bookshop in Trastevere on Wednesday 6 December from 18.30-20.00.In The Collector of Lives, Ingrid Rowland and Noah Charney of...

Piú libri piú liberi

6-10 Dec. The 15th edition of the national fair for small and medium Italian book publishing houses takes place for the first time at the Nuvola conference centre in EUR. Piú libri piú liberi offer...

Rajiv Rana at Anglo American Bookshop

10 Nov. The Anglo American Bookshop presents the book Sinful by Rajiv Rana who will be on hand to sign copies at 18.00 on Friday 10 November.

Julian Sands at Keats Shelley House

9 Sept. Celebrated English actor Julian Sands reads the poetry of Keats and Shelley at Rome's Keats-Shelley House on Saturday 9 September at 18.30. The event will celebrate the new anthology John Keat...

A. Frances Johnson reading at Keats-Shelley House

28 July. Award-winning Australian poet A. Frances Johnson will read at the Keats-Shelley House on Friday 28 July at 17.00. Recipient of the 2017 Australia Council B. R Whiting writing residency in...

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 Massenzi...

Summer book sale at S. Susanna Library

21 June-27 July. The next book sale at Rome's S. Susanna English-language lending library takes place from 21 June to 27 July, with book prices starting from 50 cent. Books can be bought during the...

Rome’s International Literature Festival

20 June-21 July. Letterature – Festival Internazionale di Roma returns to its traditional venue at the Basilica di Massenzio in the Roman Forum, taking place over eight evenings from 20 June-21 July....

Ian McEwan at Libri Come Festival

16-19 March. Rome’s eighth annual festival devoted to books and reading, in the company of Italian and international writers such as Booker Prize-winning British novelist Ian McEwan (18 March), takes...

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