Sea Landscapes – Agrigento, November 6, 2016

The writer Dacia Maraini, the journalist Felice Cavallaro, the actress Lucia Sardo and Nello Toscano Trio are the protagonists of the fourth date of Sea Landscapes, scheduled Sunday, November 6 in Agrigento at the Pirandello Theater (6.00 p.m.).

Sea Landscapes is the traveling project in the name of literature, music and theater, exploring Sicily through five cultural encounters and five itineraries, starting from the seaside town, from the suggestions of great writers and the multiple cultural influences from the Phoenicians, Greeks, Romans, Byzantines, Arabs and Normans.

Sunday, November 6 the debate will start from a comment by Andrea CamilleriWhat do you miss in Sicily? – U scrusciu du seas “and the last book by Dacia Maraini, The little girl and the dreamer (Rizzoli, 2015), not just a mystery novel, but also a social history that addresses a little issue known as the disappearance of children and, for the first time, has a male protagonist: a simple and sensitive man, master a bit ‘outside the lines, father who lost his daughter.

The meeting will trace some literary success of Dacia Maraini, writer of fiction, poetry, drama and non-fiction, acute inquiring the status of women, as evidenced by the novels appreciated by audiences and critics such as The long life of Marianna Ucria (1990), Bagheria ( 1993), Chiara d’Assisi (2013), published by Rizzoli. It will be an opportunity to know more about the author, how her books are born; the importance of the journey into the life and work; the relationship with the sea; The key figure of the father Fosco Maraini; friendships with key figures of the twentieth century Italian culture (Moravia, Pasolini, Callas); the status of women today; the relationship with religion; the beauty of art; the passage of time; the love for literature.

A talk with her there will Felice Cavallaro, journalist primarily engaged in the chronicles and processes of facts of the Mafia in Sicily, author of special services of Cosa Nostra for Rai, with particular reference to female figures.

The actress Lucia Sardo will give voice to the characters and the stories of the novels of Dacia Maraini, thanks to his ability to interpret that led her to work with artists such as Carlo Lizzani, Giuseppe Tornatore and Dario Fo and to be nominated for a Silver Ribbon Award for the hundred Steps by Marco Tullio Giordana.

It will be up to Nello Toscano Trio translate into music all the suggestions offered by the pages of books. Consisting of Nello Toscano (bass), Seby Burgio (piano) and Carlo Cattano (flutes), the group has always loved wander through the different genres of jazz, contaminating them with electronic rhythms, drawing from both the tradition and the influences of modernity and avant-garde.

The tourist route presented will be “The Route of Taste and the Mediterranean Diet“: a journey through the ancient culinary and charm of modern kitchen tradition, including flavors, aromas, colors and landscapes that make unique the Sicilian culinary art and territory from which the raw materials brought to the table.

Sea Landscapes is sponsored by Department of Tourism Sports and Entertainment of Sicily Region, chaired by Anthony Emanuele Barbagallo who has strongly backed the initiative, in the context of the interregional project Sea and sea mines that will harness the natural excellence linked to coastal resources with their hinterland. The art direction is entrusted to Antonella Ferrara, President of Taobuk-Taormina International Book Festival.

The identification of the routes is the responsibility of the Phoenicians’ Route – Cultural Route of the Council of Europe and the World Tourism Organization, directed by Antonio Barone.


The writer Dacia Maraini


The journalist Felice Cavallaro


The actress Lucia Sardo


The musician Nello Toscano