Waterlines – Literary and artistic residences in Venice. The places of crime: three meetings with the American novelist Christopher Bollen
AND Christopher Bollen the writer protagonist Wednesday 6 October a San Servolo of the new edition of Waterlines – Literary and artistic residences in Venice. The project is managed by International College of the Ca ‘Foscari University of Venice, of the Foundation of Venice and of San Servolo Srl the company in the house of the Metropolitan city of Venice. American writer, author of criminal novels, largely set his latest thriller “A Beautiful Crime” (2020) in Venice. In the style of Waterlines, in addition to the experience of residency and cultural production, the project provides opportunities for meetings with students, writers, readers.
In the two workshop appointments Christopher Bollen will carry out an interactive investigation on the subject of criminal literature.
The first of these meetings will take place on Wednesday 6 October from 3 pm on the Island of San Servolo. “Location, location, location” will be the first interactive laboratory on the theme of places of criminal literature. It will be disseminated in English by the author himself.
Waterlines – Literary and artistic residencies in Venice is a project of literary and artistic residencies of the Ca ‘Foscari International College, of the Venice Foundation and of San Servolo Srl. artistic life and in the artistic experience of the guest with local artists and writers, the role of Venice as a place of cultural production.
Admission is by reservation only subject to availability. The meetings are aimed at students and open to citizens. Green Pass and reservations required: [email protected]
Tuesday 12 October at 3 pm at the Venice Foundation headquarters in Rio Novo the workshop will continue with “Getting away with killer”, on the theme of literary crime (in English with Italian translation).
Friday 15 October from 5 pm appointment in the “Cesare De Michelis” Auditorium of M9 – Museo del ‘900 in Mestre. The final meeting includes a conversation between Christopher Bollen and Gregory Dowling, Anglo-American language and literature teacher at Ca ‘Foscari, with the intervention of Roberto Tiraboschi, Italian writer and screenwriter, on the theme of the criminal novel and literary places linked to the city of Venice. The event will be in English with Italian translation.
Christopher Bollen is an American writer living in New York. He is the author of the four novels Lighting People (2011), Orient (2015, in Italian translation), The Destroyers (2017), and the very recent thriller A Beautiful Crime (2020), set largely in Venice. Bollen’s articles have appeared in numerous publications, including The New York Times, Vanity Fair, New York Magazine and Artforum. He is currently the principal editor of the Interview magazine founded by Andy Warhol and regularly collaborates with Vanity Fair. He is working on a new novel.
Roberto Tiraboschi is an Italian writer and screenwriter. He has written for several Italian directors, including Liliana Cavani, Marco Pontecorvo, Silvio Soldini. Edizioni E / O have published the novels Sguardo 11 and Sonno, winner of the Bergamo National Prize for fiction, as well as the three-volume saga on the birth of Venice: The stone for the eyes, The shop of the apothecary and The angel of the muddy sea. .His latest novel “The toad and the abbess. Venetia 1172 ”has been in bookstores since September 1st. He is also the author of the podcast on the origins of Venice “Venice year 1000”.
Gregory Dowling he is associate professor of Anglo-American language and literature at the Ca ‘Foscari University of Venice. He is also the author of six detective novels and wrote the chapters on the sestieri of Venice and the image of Venice in literature for the volume TheTime-Out Guide to Venice. He has published two novels set in Venice in the eighteenth century (ASCENSION, 2015; THE FOUR HORSEMEN, 2017). He is also a member of the Scientific Committee for the Lord Byron Museum which will be opened in Palazzo Guiccioli, Ravenna. For several years he has dedicated himself to literary translation.