Thursday 18th January 2018, 6.30 pm – 8.30 pm
The Portico Library
57 Mosley Street, Manchester M2 3FF
Societa’ Dante Alighieri and The Portico Library invite you to an evening with
Translated in Italian by Franca Maria Ferraris
Illustrated by Maria Teresa di Tanna
is the first Italian translation of her work. The Italian poet-translator and the illustrator will present their new book with readings in both languages and a musical interlude.
Franca Maria Ferraris - Italian poet translator
Maria Teresa Di Tanna - Italian illustrator
Kate Fuggle - musical interlude
Presentation by Anna Maria Forti Sheikh.
Christina Rossetti, one of the most original voices of her century: 1830-1894.
An English poet born in 1830 to Gabriele Rossetti, a poet and a political exile from Vasto, Abruzzo – Italy and Frances Polidori, the sister of Lord Byron’s friend and physician, John William Polidori.
Christina wrote a variety of romantic, devotional and children’s poems including ballads, love lyrics, and sonnets.
Best known for her long poem Goblin Market, her love poem Remember, and for the words of the Christmas carol In the Bleak Midwinter.
Her brother Dante Gabriel Rossetti became an influential Pre-Raphaelite artist and poet.
Christina’s writing was influenced by the work of Dante Alighieri, Petrarch and other Italian writers. Her home was open to visiting Italian scholars, artists and revolutionaries.
The evening will conclude with a glass of Italian wine and nibbles.
Tickets: £ 5 members of Portico / Dante and students; £ 6 non-members
Booking required: T. 0161 236 6785 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or book online at www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/christina-rossetti-presented-by-the-societa-dante-alighieri-tickets-40548931947