Donna Moderna is the media partner of the Women’s Fiction Festival

The programme features encounters with editors and the protagonists of women’s fiction, moderated by the editor, Annalisa Monfreda, and journalists of the Mondadori Group magazine

Donna Moderna, the Mondadori Group magazine edited by Annalisa Monfreda, will be the media partner of the Women’s Fiction Festival, to be held in Matera from 28 to 30 September. Now in its 13th edition, the programme of the WFF feature encounters with authors, laboratories in schools, readings, shows and various other activities for the promotion of books and reading.

In this context Donna Moderna will organise a series of encounters in which the weekly magazine’s  editor and journalists will talk with writers, editors and agents, in other words, protagonists from the world of literature and journalism.

Donna Moderna has always been attentive to its readers and their tastes in books. We know that they love reading and sharing their passions and exchanging ideas and suggestions about novels. This is why we wanted to be involved as the of the Women’s Fiction Festival. And we will also be present to meet with authors and readers and present our competition La tua vita in un libro (Your life in a book) to which many aspiring writers have already responded,” said the editor of Donna Moderna, Annalisa Monfreda.

In fact, Donna Moderna has given its readers the opportunity to become writers and see their work published by the Mondadori publishing house in an initiative aimed at women who want to write about their personal experience.

The second phase of the competition – details of which will be announced during the WFF – will see the 10 selected candidates put to the test on the web site where they will have – in a collaboration between the editorial staff of Donna Moderna and Mondadori Libri – a special section where they can publish drafts and interact with the public, reply top questions and provide greater detail about their stories. The jury will decide on a winner by December 2017, taking account of the pertinence to the theme proposed, the creativity and originality of the work, as well as the work done during the talent on line phase.
Programme of events organised and moderated by Donna Moderna at the Women’s Fiction Festival:

Thursday 28 September (at 7 pm Area 8) Annalisa Monfreda introduces Teresa Ciabatti, author of ”La più amata”, published by Mondadori, and talk about the this latest success by the author that talks about her family and the events of an entire era, An honest “autofiction” born of the need to come to terms with a brusquely interrupted happy childhood.

It will also be possible to follow this event live on the magazine’s Facebook page.

This will be followed at 7.45 pm by La tua vita in un libro (Your life in a book). Advice for writers: a round table discussion with Annalisa Monfreda, Isabella Fava, journalist of Donna Moderna and Edoardo Brugnatelli, fiction editor at Mondadori.

Friday 29 September (at 6 pm at the Museo Archeologico Nazionale Domenico Ridola). Isabella Fava presents Anna Giurovick Dato, author of “La figlia femmina”, published by Fazi and Antonella Lattanzi, author of “Una storia nera”, published by Mondadori.

Saturday 30 September (ore 12.00 at the Museo Archeologico Nazionale Domenico Ridola) Annalisa Monfreda talks with Lorenzo Marone, author of “Magari domani resto”, published by Feltrinelli and Federico Baccomo, author of “Anna sta mentendo”, published by Giunti.

In conclusion, on Saturday (at 7 pm at the Museo Archeologico Nazionale Domenico Ridola) Isabella Fava will talk about “L’arrivo di Saturno”, published by Bompiani, with the author Loredana Lipperini.

Donna Moderna, Italy’s leading editorial network for women, is an authentic ecosystem that with its magazine,  web and social channels, embraces an overall audience of 10 million net contacts among readers and users (source: Audipress 2017 and Audiweb May2017), that is also able to expand further thanks to initiatives of this kind around the country (4 million readers per month, a circulation of 230,000,  7.9 million unique users – Audiweb View May 2017 – and 515,000 followers on Twitter and 617,000 fans on Facebook).