Italy, 2021, 66’

An intimate and ironic portrait of Lawrence Ferlinghetti. Writer, poet, painter and cultural animator of the Californian beat scene, Lawrence chronicles the cheerful spontaneity of such iconic places as the City Lights bookstore and its artist’s studio in San Francisco’s Bay area.

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  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: 26 Nov 2021
  • Time: 11:30 - 12:40


Spazio Alfieri
Spazio Alfieri - Via dell'Ulivo, 8, 50122 Florence
Giada Diano, Elisa Polimeni


Giada Diano, Elisa Polimeni

Giada Diano holds a doctorate in English and Anglo-American Studies, she is the translator of Lawrence Ferlinghetti in Italy, and his official biographer. Expert on American counterculture, she has conducted seminars on some of the most important poets and writers of the beat generation and has curated major international art exhibitions. Elisa Polimeni has a degree in Conservation of Cultural Heritage, and a master's degree in Mediation and Management of European Cultural Heritage. She has curated numerous art exhibitions and international retrospectives, including the digitisation of Lawrence Ferlinghetti's pictorial archive. She has curated photography exhibitions, art catalogues and organised numerous cultural events related to contemporary literature.

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