Fave e... FogliThursday 29 It took place in Grottaglie, with considerable success, The second edition of "beans and… Sheets", a "literary taste" that combines the pleasure of reading with the enhancement of the typical products of local gastronomy.

Star of the evening, organized by Circuit “The City of Ceramics”, with the collaboration of coworking Liberalie political and cultural association in South Movement, He was the magazine "The workshop. Laboratory cultures and histories ", published by Editions Edit @. It is a magazine, Birth recent, which deals with culture, history, literatures, arts and current affairs, and that acts as a tool to analyze reality from South.

The evening of Thursday, was attended by the director of the magazine, Silvano Trevisani and Professor Richard Pagano, Professor of General Pedagogy at the University of Bari, coordinator of the university of Taranto and member of the editorial board of the journal, along with Antonio Basile, Rosario Quaranta, José and Paolo Domenico Minervini Usual. Professor Pagano in presenting the latest issue of the magazine took the opportunity to take stock of the current situation in the South, talking about yet another "southern" Europe is experiencing and urging the audience to read, not only the magazine in question, but books in general, because the only way you can go back to being masters of our culture, architects aware of our history and our future. The name of the magazine then recalls the one directed by Pier Paolo Pasolini (whose name was however no article), bringing us back to a dimension where past literary magazines had a value well beyond reading entertainment, but veicolavano innovative ideas,They were placed as landmarks, They gave rise to controversy, burning the souls and minds of readers.

Fave e... FogliThe magazine "The workshop", whose title alone already captures the history of the environment in which the, or the city of Taranto, strongly it characterized from the impression that industry has changed the human moral horizons, social, Spiritual, aspires to become a laboratory in which the cultural commitment of a group of intellectuals, journalists, enthusiasts and lovers, propose reflections and insights in order to stimulate the cultural growth of the South, notoriously not very lucky in terms of quality of culture.
The structure of the workshop is that of a real book, quarterly, that in each issue presents a unique theme from which to unravel the interventions of various kinds of employees. The theme of the latest issue is the sea understood as "history and mystery", metaphor of becoming continuous history, as unexplored territory of the unconscious and as a crossroads of poles in constant travel and adventurers since the dawn of our culture.

The editors did then gift to the organizers of the evening of the screen printing watercolor hand of Giulio De Mitri "Heaven - sea" that was used for the cover of the third volume of the journal

Giulio De Mitri, professor of painting at the Academy of Fine Arts of Catanzaro, is a well-known artist internationally, with assets of two appearances at the Venice Biennale, a participation in the Quadrennial of Rome, countless participation in events of international level, including the Milan Expo, exhibitions and installations, Light is the protagonist of Italian art. Of his work writes Giustina Coda, art historian professor at the Academy of Fine Arts in Bari: "Giulio De Mitri creates precious and sacred architecture in which defends blue bright sound perceptions of life and history which were the silences and secrets that its sea protected and has transformed into something rich and strange".

Fave e... FogliTo close the first part of the evening was Alfredo Traversa, who recited some poetic songs about the theme of the sea.

The tasting of food and wine was handled by House Lacorte and offered, after the presentation, the opportunity for a free exchange between all participants of the evening lightened by good food and a glass of good wine.

The tasting literary "Broad beans and… Sheets "is confirmed as a valuable opportunity for the community because of Grottaglie lightly passion and the organizers invited us to reflect on the problem of reading in a region where readers seem to become more and more animals in danger of extinction. The value of reading and the craft of writing are instead, not only the basis of the evolution of human society, but also the principles with which the citizen becomes responsible bearer of knowledge without which one can not build the critical need to change things. And there is no denying that in our battered territory are so many things to change.

Edward Trevisani