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Lisbon – Italy at the European Literature Night with “Memoirs on the Schumann Case”

Italy will be present at the 4th edition of European Literature Night on Saturday, 4 June, in Lisbon. The literary event schedules readings by ten contemporary European writers. The readings will take place between 7 p.m. and midnight and will be performed by several authors. The authors will read the texts in the original version and the translation will be read by professional actors and students of the Lisbon Theatre and Film School (ESTC). Admission to the readings is free. Each reading will take 10-15 minutes and will be repeated every 30 minutes in order to enable the audience to listen to every session in the evening’s literary itinerary. The European Literature Night is organised by the Institutes of Culture and the Embassies of the EUNIC Portugal network – including the Italian Institute of Culture (IIC), the Camões-Instituto da Cooperação e da Língua, the Embassies of Austria, of the Czech Republic and of Greece, the Goethe Institut, the Institut Français du Portugal, the Instituto Cervantes, the Cultural Institute of Romania and the Instituto Iberoamericano of Finland – in association with the European Union Delegation to Portugal. Italy will be represented by Filippo Tuena, who will read in Italian excerpts from his “Memoriali sul caso Schumann” (“Memoirs on the Schumann Case”), published by Il Saggiatore, at the Academia de Amadores da Música, and actor Pedro Lima, a famous Portuguese TV star, will read the Portuguese translation while pianist Alessio Vellotti plays R. Schumann’s Variations.