The town of Pieve Santo Stefano, also known as the City of the Diary, has a public archives in its town hall. The archives collect writings of common people, since 1984, in which everyone’s life and the history of Italy are reflected: they are diaries, letters, autobiographical memories. Forty years after the end of the war, in a wing of this building, a house of memory has risen: a public place to preserve writings of private memories. One of the most particular, is the memory of Clelia Marchi, a peasant woman who told her story by writing it on the sheet of a trousseau, more than 2 meters wide. “The sheets I can no longer consume them with her husband and so I thought of using them to write”. A work that has become symbolic for the Diary Archive and that you can visit.
The program of the Pieve 2021 Award:
– Thursday, September 16, 5 p.m., Plinio Pellegrini Square.
“My Tutino,” meeting with Pietro Clemente.
At 18.00, Tutino Journalist Award 2021
9.45 p.m., Campo alla Fiera, via della Verna 11
“Resonances” with Donatella Allegro and Andrea Biagiotti, violin and sounds Francesco “Fry” Moneti, coordination Andrea Biagiotti.
– Friday, September 17, 10:00 am, Piazza Plinio Pellegrini
“A gentle wind is enough” Migrant stories
DiMMi 2020 – Terre di mezzo, 2021.
11.30 am, Piazza Plinio Pellegrini
“If war comes who will save us?” The gaze of children on total war by Patrizia Gabrielli
Storie italiane, il Mulino, 2021.
2:30pm, “DIMMI of Migrant Stories / 1” readers meet the finalists of the 6th edition of the DiMMi contest.
4.30 pm, “DIMMI di Storie Migranti / 2” the DiMMi community welcomes the winners 2021.
6pm, “Vincenzo Rabito” a Candido in the Sicilian countryside meeting with Paola Gallo and Mario Perrotta.
9.45pm, Campo alla Fiera, via della Verna 11
“Just Before” Notes on the Edge of Memory, a performance by and with Valentina Minzoni.
– Saturday, September 18, 10 a.m., Piazza Plinio Pellegrini
“Despite Fear” Tutsi Genocide and Reconciliation in Rwanda, by Jean Paul Habimana.
Terre di mezzo, 2021.
11.30 am “Lucia Award”.
16.00 “Nei miei okki” by Tania Ferrucci. Winner of the 2020 Pieve Prize.
18.00 “No story is small”.
9:45 p.m., Campo alla Fiera, Via della Verna 11
“Survival Manual” by and with Mario Perrotta.
– Sunday, September 19, 9:30 a.m., Campo alla Fiera, via della Verna 11
The reading committee meets the honor list diarists by presenting special awards to diarists. For more info visit here
16.00 “Eight autobiographical tales concluding event of the 37th Premio Pieve Saverio Tutino”.
During the days of the Premio Pieve 2021, the Piccolo museo del diario will be open to visitors free of charge in conjunction with the exhibition “Il tesoro dell’Archivio” (The Treasure of the Archives) and therefore it will not be possible to visit it using the traditional online booking system.