Dedica for School


The Scene of the Word
“The scene of the word” is a special section of the “Adotta uno spettacolo” (Adopt a show), project by Associazione per la Prosa addressed to secondary school students. The students will learn about Anita Desai and her world by reading her most significant works, in English or in Italian translation, and through participation in the events of the Festival. They will meet the Author, and will participate in a writing workshop where they can use the genre they prefer to focus on important aspects or emotionally intense moments of their own experience.


Words and Images for Anita Desai
Is a competition for secondary school students.
Students will be actively involved, and will be asked to translate the impressions they receive from reading Anita Desai’s novels and short stories into whatever form they prefer.

There will be two sections:

Writing: production of a brief essay, presenting either a critique of the work read or a more subjective response, or a combination of both.

Visual: creation of a book cover for a hypothetical book by Anita Desai, done in any medium, e.g. graphics, computer graphics, collage, photography, painting (any technique).

The awarding of the authors of the best works will take place in the Municipality, in the presence of Anita Desai, during the official ceremony in which the Mayor will deliver the Seal of the City to the writer.


Dedica Special Award
A special Dedica award, instituted by the Comune of Pordenone as a part of the competition entitled Europa e Giovani (Europe and young people) promoted by IRSE – Istituto Regionale Studi Europei (Regional Institute for European Studies). The prize will be awarded to the author of the best essay on relations between Europe and India as expressed in the works of Anita Desai.