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Miu Miu, a literary club to reflect on women and creativity

Brand rediscovers forgotten great female writers

Miu Miu, a literary club to reflect on women and creativity Brand rediscovers forgotten great female writers

On April 17th and 18th, from 3:00 PM to 9:00 PM, the place to be is the Circolo Filologico di Milano. The occasion? The first Miu Miu Literary Club, Writing Life, a project aimed at showcasing the power of writing as a creative medium that, for centuries, has allowed women to express their thoughts, desires, and ideologies, asserting their independence and leaving it as a legacy to future generations. The two days will be an opportunity to rediscover the voices of two forgotten authors, Sibilla Aleramo and Alba De Céspedes. Their work will be the starting point for a series of roundtable discussions and live performances by international artists (curated by Olga Campofreda, researcher of Italian culture and literature and writer) in which to share ideas and reflections on the role of women in society.

Who Will Be There on April 17th at the Miu Miu Literary Club

On April 17th, writer and curator Lou Stoppard will moderate a debate on the delicate balance between femininity and creativity featuring Pulitzer Prize winner Jhumpa Lahiri, Strega Prize finalist Claudia Durastanti, and critically acclaimed author Sheila Heti. The starting point will be Alba De Céspedes' Quaderno proibito, a book published in 1952 that explores the figure of the creative woman, torn between being a mother and a writer.

Who Will Be There on April 18th at the Miu Miu Literary Club

Una donna by Sibilla Aleramo, published in 1906, considered the first Italian feminist novel, will be the focus of the Literary Club on April 18th. It is an intimate and personal memoir that portrays the condition of women in Italy between the 19th and 20th centuries, touching on themes such as maternity, marriage, and freedom. Discussing the role of love in the lives of emancipated women, the power of sisterhood, and the legacy of past female writers will be: Viola Di Grado, Italian writer and winner of the Premio Campiello Opera Prima 2011, Selby Wynn Schwartz, Booker Prize nominee and Xiaolu Guo, British-born Chinese novelist, memoirist, and filmmaker, while presenter and journalist Zin Tsjeng will moderate. Each day will conclude with readings and musical performances by international artists, including actress Gwendoline Christie. The complete program for the two days is available at Also on the website, starting from April 6th, you can register to participate in the Miu Miu Literary Club.