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Elena Favilli - Italian Creators of our Time Series



Elena Favilli  - Italian Creators of our Time Series

A creator is someone who invents something that was not there before: being a scientist, an artist, an entrepreneur. Italian history boasts many examples of famous creators, beginning with Leonardo da Vinci, whose 500th anniversary from his death is celebrated this year. Together with the journalist Maria Teresa Cometto, we have organized a series of conversations with Italian professionals who master this creative ability, which is one of the peculiarities of Italian personality. In a series of talks, in collaboration with the Consulate of Italy, we will meet some of the most interesting Italian creative innovators of our time.

The first guest is Elena Favilli. She's the co-creator of the global best-selling series, Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls, which has broken records on the crowdfunding website Kickstarter. The first book of Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls was published in 2016, and has since been translated into 48 languages.

Favilli has written for Colors magazine, McSweeney's, RAI, Il Post, and La Repubblica, and has managed digital newsrooms globally. Elena Favilli studied semiotics at the University of Bologna and later won a scholarship at the University of Berkeley.

Maria Teresa Cometto is a journalist and award-winning author based in New York. Since 2000 she has been covering business and high-tech for Corriere della Sera, the leading Italian daily, and writing for other important magazines.


Date: Thursday, February 07, 2019

Time: From 6:00 pm To 8:00 pm

Organized by : ICI

Entrance : Free


Italian Cultural Institute of New York