Summary of the meeting took place in Pistoia, Saturday 10 February, to Library “Space” in Via Hospice, 26.
Giorgio Albonico organizer of the City of Como Prize, Chiara Belliti Editor and sworn, Lucia Agati reporter “The Country Florence”.
Chiara Belliti: "In Italy there are many awards and this means that there are many players and many writers. Working, come editor, both Italian authors both foreign authors, It is known that we Italians have a different quality. Maybe because for foreigners, the relationship with writing is more natural, not imposed by us as. My satisfaction anyway Editor comes from authors who know more talk and tell stories of others and less talk about themselves. A writer has the duty and obligation to tell stories and to know eliciting wonder. The Premio Città di Como is a serious prize, with a jury of highly respected and will have a special care for the unusual. This will help the winner with a particular care in the text and choosing a proper publisher, consonant with the manuscript. Editorial boards will be prepared also for other unpublished considered worthy of attention. It would then the prize and the city of Como to become not only a place of ceremony, but also a place where every year we make a point on publishing”.
George Albonico: "Quite right. One of the features of the award is to look for an author not yet emerged. The award should not be a business; The basic idea is to implement creativity and beauty and to create a brand that goes beyond the simple prize. The authors and publishers who participate in supporting us,are our strength believing in us and it is also why we have endeavored to have a jury with very important names in the field of culture to guarantee the seriousness of the organization. I would like to remember about what I said that an award should not be a business which, last year we have encouraged and participated directly to a donation to a distinguished authority in the humanitarian field. Last year, during the closing ceremony, we have given a contribution to pediatric hospis of Vidas Foundation of Milan withdrew from the dr.Ferruccio De Bortoli,President Vidas”.
Lucia Agati: "Writing for me is a soul activity. It 'just write, enter competitions, trying and believe. I really like the idea of caring for the new songs. "
Chiara Belliti: "I like the idea that you are working on a text to goldeneye. The secret is to tell generating emotions and making good story. "
George Albonico: "For this writer and enter a contest, I think it's nice to wait for good news. Then the final ceremonies are better because you can have the recognition to an important intellectual work. I'm sorry not reward and exclude excellent books, It hurts because I would like to acknowledge the authors,but unfortunately this is not always possible”.
Chiara Belliti: "This is the first stage of Pistoia but we will continue to Italy to know and have a direct relationship with people”.