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The Casa delle Parole is a Venetian association that brings together people from many different countries and cultures. Founded in 2006 by Maria Donata Grimani, Riccardo Held and Enrico Palandri, it celebrates the cosmopolitan character of Venice through the sharing of texts in the original language and in Italian. On the second Tuesday of every month, from October through to June, it presents a themed event in the Palazzo Grassi’s Teatrino with readings in as many languages as we can find, in a glorious cacophony.

The Marie Brandolini Writers’ Residency is dedicated to the memory of Marie, a regular participant in Casa delle Parole evenings. The chosen writers spend a period in Jerusalem, in the Mishkenot Sh’ananim centre and a period in Venice, where the Casa delle Parole and Beit Venezia involve the authors in some of the activities taking place in the city. Writers who have received the grant to date are: Anita and Kieran Desai, Maira Kalman, Françoise Segal, Sjón, Emmanuel Moses, Joshua Cohen and Golnaz Hashmzadeh Bonde.

Our story

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Founding members

Maria Donata Grimani
Riccardo Held
Enrico Palandri

Presidents 2004-2023

Enrico Palandri
Stefano Coppini
John Francis Phillimore

President

Chiara Romanelli

Vicepresident

Aline Cendon

Board

Aline Cendon
Giorgia Fiorio
Maria Donata Grimani
Cecilia Gualazzini
Viretta Micheluzzi
Paola Pasqual
Augusto Pivanti
Piero Ivancich
Chiara Romanelli

Secretary and press office

Viretta Micheluzzi

Treasurer

Maria Donata Grimani

Editor

Chiara Romanelli

Text graphics and web

Giorgia Fiorio
Claudia Palli

Audio archive

Aline Cendon
Claudia Palli

Editorial board vapoesia

Jenny Condie
Enrico Palandri
Cecilia Gualazzini
John Francis Phillimore

Illustrations

Leonardo Sonnoli


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presidents 2004-2023

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The Casa delle Parole evenings are generously hosted by the Palazzo Grassi in its adjacent ‘Teatrino’.

After the restoration of the Palazzo Grassi itself in 2006 and the Punta della Dogana in 2009, the reclamation and transformation of the Teatrino (2013) marked the third stage of François Pinault’s cultural project in Venice. With a dramatic new interior designed by Japanese architect Tadao Ando, Palazzo Grassi’s new Teatrino boasts a 225-seat auditorium.

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