The Santa Maddalena Newsletter Nov 20162017-04-112019-06-03http://santamaddalena.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/logo.pngSanta Maddalena Foundationhttp://santamaddalena.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/4002-01.jpg200px200px
Autumn has come to Tuscany, and with it chestnuts, olives, persimmons and a host of wonderful writers here at Santa Maddalena.
In residence with us:Isabella Hammad (UK), Stefan Merrill Block (USA), Claire-Louise Bennett (UK)and Makenzy Orcel (Haiti). Dinner conversation has been, as always, a mix of French, English and Italian but always enlightening.
We are pleased to announce Andrew Sean Greer, many times a fellow here, as our new Executive Director of the Foundation. He will be working alongside Beatrice Monti della Corte to ensure the continuation of Santa Maddalena’s history of providing writers a place of solitude and beauty in which to write. He loves the dogs, and his Italian is improving. He is shown here at the 2016 Festival degli Scrittori in Florence with Max Rabino.
And our saddest news is the loss, in October, of our dear friend Max. He has been an essential part of Santa Maddalena since its beginning. So many writers’ lives were touched by his views on art and literature, his wit, his sly smile, and his love of beauty. It is difficult to state how deeply he is missed. Here you can see him in his last visit this summer.
But he has already left a wonderful legacy. Thanks to a generous donation, the Max Rabino Fellowship for writing on the natural world has helped bring to Santa Maddalena such great writers as Wade Davis, Terry Tempest-Williams, John Vaillant, William Fiennes and Sylvain Tesson. May his great joy for living and curiosity for new horizons continue through writers such as these, and through all of our brilliant fellows.
SIGN UP FOR OUR NEWSLETTER
Santa Maddalena Foundation
50066 Donnini (FI) – Italy
T +39 055 860042
F +39 055 860348 firstname.lastname@example.org
Questo sito raccoglie dati statistici anonimi mediante cookie, nel totale rispetto delle direttive del GDPR (UE) 2016/679 e del D.Lgs 101/2018.
Necessary cookies are absolutely essential for the website to function properly. This category only includes cookies that ensures basic functionalities and security features of the website. These cookies do not store any personal information.
Any cookies that may not be particularly necessary for the website to function and is used specifically to collect user personal data via analytics, ads, other embedded contents are termed as non-necessary cookies. It is mandatory to procure user consent prior to running these cookies on your website.