The international festivals, literary residencies and various other cultural events in which Giovanni Agnoloni has taken part or is going to take part shortly:
– September 28th-October 12th 2019: residency at the “Ventspils Writers’ and Translators’ House” (in Ventspils, Latvia);
– September 26th-28th: participation as a poet in the “Grand Nordic Festival” (international poetry and classical guitar festival) in Copenhagen (Denmark);
– July 15th-29th 2019: literary residency at “The Writers’ Retreat” (in Schull, Ireland);
– November/December 2018: second tour of presentations in Poland of the Polish editions of the first three acts of the dystopian-philosophical series of the end of internet (Ścieżki nocy, Rozgrywka dusz e Dom bezimiennych). More specifically:
November 27th (11.30 am): presentation at the “Adam Mickiewicz” University in Poznań, at the Romance Philology Institute (Collegium Novum, Al. Niepodległości 4 Poznań), in room 317A; the event will be conducted by Dr. Joanna Bartkowiak, with the participation of Dr. Paulina Malicka;
November 29th-December 1st: participation in the Wrocław Book Fair (Targi Ksiażki), at the stand of Wydawnictwo Serenissima;
November 30th (7 pm): presentation at the seat of the Association “Gaudemater” in Częstochowa (Polonia) (ul. Dąwbrowskiego 1); the event will be conducted by Dr. Michele Feliziani.
– October 2018: first tour of presentations in Poland of the Polish editions of the first three acts of the dystopian-philosophical series of the end of internet (Ścieżki nocy, Rozgrywka dusz e Dom bezimiennych). More specifically:
October 17th (at 3 pm): conversation with the students of the “Uniwersytet Kardynała Stefana Wyszyńskiego”, in Warsaw, upon invitation of Dr. Leonardo Masi ad with the participation of Dr. Onofrio Bellifemine;
October 19th (at 7 pm): presentation of Rozgrywka dusz and Dom bezimiennych at the bookshop “Wrzenie Świata” in Warsaw (Ul. Gałczyńskiego 7), with the participation of Dr. Leonardo Masi as a moderator and Dr. Lucia Pascale as a reader;
October 20th (at 6.30 pm): presentation at the literary café “La crema d’Italia” (in Sopot, Ul. Bohaterów Monte Cassino 14), upon invitation of the owner Marcello Mastroianni and with the travel book author Roberto Polce as a moderator;
October 22nd (at 6 pm): presentation at Sopot library (“Sopoteka”) (Ul. Tadeusza Kościuszki 14), with the publisher Katarzyna Antoniewicz as a moderator;
October 24th (at 8,30 am): conversation with the students of Gdansk University (Neolinguistics Department) (ul. Wita Stwosza 51 – 3rd floor – room 382). The writer Roberto Polce will moderate together with Prof. Dorota Karwacka Pastor, and we will touch on my entire literary production, Connectivism and more;
October 25th (at 6 pm): conversation with the students of the Jagellonian University in Krakow (Italian Studies Department) (Aleja Mickiewicz 9A, room 307) and the member of the “Società Dante Alighieri”, upon invitation of Dr. Magda Wrana and Dr. Luca Palmarini. The moderators will be Dr. Anna Pifko and Dr. Fabio Izzo.
Ottobre 26th (at 5 pm): presentation at the “Italicus” bookshop in Krakow (U. Kremerowska 11). The moderator will be the publisher Katarzyna Antoniewicz;
October 27th (at 1 pm): “conversation with the author” at Krakow Book Fair (LWOW A Hall).
– September/October 2018: literary residency in Split (Croatia) organized by “Udruga KURS” (“Marko Marulić” programme, in collaboration with the Croatian Ministry of Culture) with a reading in town (on September 14th at 7pm at the “Musej Grada Splita”, together with the authors Yael Inokai and Igor Rajki and the literary translator Patricija Horvat), and then meeting with the professors and students of the Italian Community of Split on September 24th, and (on October 1st) a reading in Mostar (Bosnia-Herzegovina) at the “Galerija Rondo” with the author and translator Mirko S. Božić, in the context of the cultural program “Poligon Offline”.
– August 2018: participation in the cultural festival “Birr Vintage Week” (in Birr, Ireland) with an English prose and poetry reading at the art residency “Tin Jug studio” together with the Irish author Eileen Casey.
– May 2018: presentation of his novel L’ultimo angolo di mondo finito in Berlin, at the Italian bookshop “Mondolibro”, and of his novel Senderos de noche at the bookshop-cultural center “Andenbuch”.
– April 2018: participation as a foreign guest in a New York reading organized by the “Literary Lights Writers Group” at the Jefferson Market Library, in Manhattan (on April 11th), and lecture at the Fordham University’s Lincoln Center on the theme “Internet between freedom of expression and ‘mafia-like’ dynamics” (on April 12th, within Prof. Joseph Perricone’s course);
– March 2018: Participation in the festival “In punta di Toscana” (focused on Tuscan writers) in Udine (Italia) for a debate on literary translation and a presentation of his novel L’ultimo angolo di mondo finito;
– March 2018: series of lectures around Switzerland for the “Società Dante Alighieri” (in Baden and Bienne), and a lecture for the students of the Italian Section of St. Gallen High School;
– September 2017: literary residency at Gunnarshús (Reykjavík, Iceland) (organized by the Writers’ Union of Iceland), with a participation in a reading within the context of Reykjavík International Literary Festival.
– End of July 2017: brief literary residency at the Tin Jug Studio (Birr, Ireland), and a reading organized by them at a local pub.
– November 2016: Lectures around Poland on his novel Sentieri di notte in its Polish translation Ścieżki nocy at the University of Warsaw, at the Uniwersytet Kardynała Stefana Wyszyńskiego w Warszawie (Warsaw), at the University of Łódź, at the University of Wrocław, and at the Jagellonian University (Krakow) – and various other presentations in bookshops and cultural venues in Warsaw, Sopot, Wrocław and Krakow;
– June 2016: Literary residency at the Baltic Centre for Writers and Translators (Visby, Sweden), with a reading organized by the local Catholic church;
– March 2016: Literary residency in Ljubljana, organized by the Slovene Writers’ Association (Dane Zajc Writers’ Studio);
– March 2016: Participation as a foreign guest at the “Odense Lyrik” Literary Festival (Odense, Denmark), with the financial of the Danish Arts Foundation;
– October 2015: Literary residency at the Casa del Traductor (Tarazona, Spain), with the financial support of the Municipality of Tarazona, and presentation of his novel Senderos de noche at the “Arrebato Libros” bookshop in Madrid;
– July-August 2015: Literary residency at Hald Hovedgaard (Viborg, Denmark), with the financial support of the Danish Centre for Writers and Translators, and participation in a reading with other authors there;
– July 2015: Literary residency at Ada Lab (Vicenza, Italy) and presentation of his books there;
– August 2014: Literary residency at Zvona i Nari, (Ližnjan, Croatia) and participation in a presentation and reading with other authors there;
– May 2014: Presentation of his fiction works at the University of Wrocław (Poland);
– May 2014: Presentation of his novel Senderos de noche at the “La Rayuela” bookshop in Berlin;
– March 2014: Presentation of his fiction works in the Netherlands, at the University of Utrecht, the “Bonardi” bookshop in Amsterdam and a local club of Italian readers;
– April 2009: Lectures on his Tolkien researches at the Penn State University, the Mount St. Mary’s University and the College of Charleston, in the Unites States, upon invitation and with the financial support of the respective institutions;
– August 2005: Participation in the convention celebrating the 50 the anniversary of J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings in Birmingham, UK (Aston University), and speech on the theme Tolkien as a Benchmark of Comparative Literature;
– April 2005: Presentations of his Tolkien researches at the Luzern, Aarau, Olten, Berne and Aarau seats of the “Società Dante Alighieri”, in Switzerland;
– Over the years, several presentations of his book around Italy.