The aim of LuccaAutori is to let the authors meet the readers in a friendly and informal way. In the "Incontri letterari" ("Literary meetings"), that take place in suggestive places within the walls of Lucca, new books by important poets and writers are presented to the public in open debates, chaired by journalists and experts.
LuccAutori was created by Demetrio Brandi, journalist and sociologist, and it is run with the patronage of the Town Council and the Province of Lucca.
In 2002 an interesting innovation came about: the contest "Racconti nella rete" (stories in the net). The contest gives new authors the opportunity to let know their works using in a intelligent way the new technologies.
The stories are published in the LuccAutori website www.raccontinellarete.it, and the readers vote the ones they prefer. The first authors are then presented during the "Incontri letterari", together with famous authors. Their stories are published in the LuccAutori anthology.
With the collaboration of Comune and Provincia di Lucca, Ministero per i Beni Culturali, Regione Toscana, Apt Lucca, Rai.tv, Fondazione Mario Tobino.
LuccAutori was born in 1994: the "Incontri Letterari", with Romano Battaglia, Arrigo Petacco and Marisa Volpi, took place in the palazzo Ducale and in the Casermetta San Pietro. In the years many important authors took part to the meetings. We recall among others Alda Merini, Alain Elkann, Andrea Pinketts, Younis Tawfik, Francesco Alberoni, Claudio Fracassi, Walter Veltroni, Maurizio Maggiani. In 2002 the contest "Racconti nella rete" was joined to the meetings. The contest tries the use of the Internet to publish the works of emergent authors.
Festival organizzato da LuccAutori, diretta da Demetrio Brandi, con il patrocinio del Comune di Lucca, MIBAC, Regione Toscana, Provincia di Lucca, Fondazione Mario Tobino, Rai.tv, premio internazionale Acqui Storia, Rotary Club Lucca e Biblioteche di Roma. LuccAutori fa parte dei festival letterari della "Toscana del Libro" sotto l'egida della Regione Toscana.
Indirizzo: Villa Bottini, via Elisa 9, Lucca
Tel 0584 961.169