The Festival

The unique Dedica festival has characterized the lively panorama of Italian literary events for twenty-eight years.

Its original formula, which concentrates stage performances, conversations, cinema, music, art and books into an intense week-long programme, allows spectators to become truly immersed in the world of the featured author, around whom each edition builds its own specific itinerary.

Dedica offers the public the opportunity to examine the thinking and cultural context of the individual dedicatee, and expand upon his or her work through the use of various artistic forms and different means of expression.


The 2022 edition of the festival will feature the French writer, translator and orientalist Mathias Énard.


Extraordinary author, he is considered one of the great names in contemporary literature. His production ranges from novels to poetry, passing through collections of stories and verses that meet different narrative spheres, weaving a multiplicity of characters, places and stories of great fascination, without ever losing sight of a lucid eye on current events.


And it is precisely through the richness of this variety that Mathias Énard is able to convey his thoughts, thus becoming the emblem of the intertwining of voices and crossovers between different areas and cultures.


Devised and organized by Thesis Associazione Culturale, the Dedica project is sponsored by a number of public bodies and institutions – in particular the Friuli Venezia Giulia Autonomous Region, the Municipality of Pordenone, the Fondazione Friuli foundation, Crédit Agricole-Friuladria and Coop Alleanza 3.0 – and is staged with the support of its special partner, Servizi CGN and several major private organizations.


The Festival is currently curated by Claudio Cattaruzza.