Premio “Scrivere per Amore”, i finalisti incontrano il pubblico alla Libreria Feltrinelli, via IV Spade, Verona
Annunciata la terna e la collaborazione con la Feltrinelli: Lucia Tancredi (La vita privata di Giulia Schucht, ev), Fabrizio Elefante (Il cuore freddo di Blondie, Gaffi) e Marco Lodoli (Vapore, Einaudi) sono i tre finalisti della diciottesima edizione del Premio Letterario Internazionale Scrivere per Amore, che incontreranno il pubblico alla Feltrinelli di Verona. Questo il responso emerso dal voto espresso dalla giuria tecnica, presieduta dalla giornalista e scrittrice Loredana Lipperini, in attesa della serata finale in cui, il prossimo 19 ottobre, verrà consegnato il premio nel Foyer del Teatro Nuovo di Verona.
Ecco le date degli appuntamenti in libreria, tutti alle ore 18,00:
- giovedì 19 settembre Fabrizio Elefante dialoga con l’autore Marco Ongaro
- venerdì 27 settembre Lucia Tancredi presenta Guariente Guarienti
- venerdì 4 ottobre Marco Lodoli introduce l’incontro Paola Azzolini
Al termine di ogni incontro brindisi con l’autore offerto dalla cantina Gerardo Cesari, sponsor ufficiale del premio.
Si ringrazia per la collaborazione il Circolo dei Lettori di Verona.
visita il sito www.premioscrivereperamore.it
"Dear Juliet ..." - Traineeship opportunity at Juliet’s Club
The “Club di Giulietta (Juliet Club)” is a cultural organisation (http://www.julietclub.com/en/) located in Verona, the fourth most important town for tourism in Italy, known worldwide for its Roman amphitheater (Arena) and for becoming the “Town of Love” thanks to the myth of “Romeo & Juliet”.
The Juliet Club is in charge of a very unique task: replying to the thousands of letters that are addressed to "Juliet" (Giulietta Capuleti) from everywhere in the world. A team of experienced volunteers read all the letters and answer back, in all different languages.
The Volunteer Experience at Juliet Club
The volunteer service at Juliet Club offers the selected volunteers the unique opportunity to be part of the volunteer team in charge of dealing with Juliet’s correspondence.
During their service the volunteers will be able to:
- Participate in Juliet Club activities
- Work as part of a team with the other participants in Juliet Club events and tasks
- Improve their knowledge of the Italian language and of the Italian culture (for foreign volunteers)
- Practice foreign languages (for Italian volunteers).
The voluntary service must be completed at the premises of Juliet Club in Verona. The reason is that volunteers must be trained before the start of their service and they require constant supervision to get the most benefit from this experience and to guarantee the standards of quality of the Club.
The voluntary service at the Juliet Club can last from 2 weeks to 12 months, in any period of the year. The period has to be agreed upfront with Juliet’s Club.
This service does not include any monetary compensation from Juliet’s Club.
Travel and lodging expenses have to be covered by the volunteers, unless they are taken by their own sponsors.
Requirements for applying
The voluntary service experience at Juliet’s Club is open to male and females candidates (> 18 years old). Preference will be given, though, to candidates with backgrounds in foreign languages, psychology, sociology, literature and journalism.
Fluent written English is a must. Particularly welcome are skills like psychology, creativity and empathy, meaning the ability to transmit messages of love and hope on behalf of Juliet.
How to be a candidate and the Selection Process
The story is set at the beginning of the 14th century, at a time when the rivalry between the two leading families of Verona, the Capulets and Montagues, was causing bloodshed in the city. Romeo Montecchi goes in disguise to a masked ball at Capulet's house, where he falls hopelessly in love with Juliet. After the ball, he hides under Juliet's balcony and overhears her confessing to the night her love for him. He reveals his presence and proposes a secret wedding. The next day they are married by Friar Laurence. Shortly after, Romeo meets Juliet's cousin Tybalt in the street and is attacked by him for having been to the ball in Capulet's house. Romeo, aware that he is now related to Tybalt, refuses to fight, but his friend Mercutio, amazed by his meekness, intervenes against Tybalt, who kills him. Romeo has to avenge the death of his friend, and he kills Tybalt; for this he is banished from the city, and the next day, after spending the night with Juliet, he is obliged to flee to Mantua. Meanwhile, Juliet is compelled by her father to agree to marry Paris. Friar Laurence suggests the stratagem of feigning death: Juliet is to drink a potion which will make her appear to be dead for forty hours, and meanwhile he will inform Romeo, who will retrieve her from the tomb and take her with him to Mantua. Juliet agrees, but the secret message never reaches Romeo, who does however hear of her death. In despair, he buys a deadly poison and hurries to Verona to see Juliet one last time. At the tomb he meets Paris, kills him in a fight and then drinks the poison. When Juliet awakes and sees Romeo dead she realizes what has happened and stabs herself. Friar Laurence arrives too late to prevent the tragedy, and before the bodies of the two young lovers, victims of the rivalry and hatred between their families, the Capulets and the Montagues are reconciled at last.