Here is our first issue of the New Year: we hope the year will be prosperous for you all and for the magazine.
2015 sees an anniversary of worldwide importance: it is seventy years since the end of World War II and, for Italy, it is the seventieth anniversary of liberation from the fascist regime. Inkroci is going to recall and celebrate these occasions with specific articles in its upcoming publications, as it did during 2014 for the centenary of the Great War.
But in this Editorial we would like to mention the most important events of the year just ended and to thank those who have followed, supported, and appreciated us, and those who have contributed with passion and skill to our magazine.
Inkroci’s first public event, documented in a fine video by Enola Brain https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VCwKb0RwnzI, was followed during the year by other initiatives, thereby expanding our network of contacts.
In March, in collaboration with the cultural association Don Chisciotte and the publisher abrigliasciolta, at the Council Hall of Roncadelle (Bs), Inkroci organized a meeting with Robert Viscusi, author of the poem of change Ellis Island and the transposer Sandro Sardella.
Through Magnolia Italia, our cultural and social association, (http://www.magnoliaitalia.com/arte_cultura/), Inkroci became a member of the Casa delle Associazioni e del Volontariato (Centre of Associations and Volunteering) of the City of Milan, in Via Marsala: this will be a valuable resource for creating opportunities for cultural interaction, collaboration and practice.
Inkroci also became a member of the Milan City Council Forum della Città Mondo (World City Forum), through which we participated in Bookcity Milano as part of the Scritti dalla Città Mondo (Writings from the World City). November 14th 2014 saw World Crossinks – Inkroci col mondo, in the prestigious venue of the Palazzina Liberty in Milan: a reflection on the figure of the migrant, the traveller of the soul; passages were read that express an “attempt to regain possession of things, of a language, of a reality which belong to ‘the other’, proving that morality and existence as experiences are internal to a culture and variable, rather than external and absolute”(Anna Ettore). Our thanks to the reader Camilla Zurru and maestro Claudio Ballabio who accompanied her on guitar.
Claudio also performed at the party organized by Inkroci on December 5th in collaboration with ARCI Caffè Letterario Primo Piano in Brescia, where artworks by Fausto Capitanio, Sam Franza and Pierfrancesco Sarzi Braga were on display. There, along with Giacomo Campiglio (electric guitar) and Carmelo Buccafusca (piano), he accompanied readings by Luca Bassi Andreasi, Manuela Mantoan, Stefania Mariotto and Biagio Vinella. The writers Silvia Accorrà and Giuseppe Ciarallo were among the many people who attended the evening which, once again, allowed us to experience how the interaction between words, images and music can create moments of great intensity and beauty. Videos of these and other events will soon be available on the Inkroci youtube channel https://www.youtube.com/user/InkrociMagazine, where we have already posted some videos presenting the magazine.
Last but not least, we are very honoured to mention that, since issue 7, Inkroci has been collaborating with the Irish Writers’ Centre of Dublin, UNESCO City of Literature in 2010, which has enabled us to improve the quality and scope of our project. In fact, the IWC supervises a column dedicated exclusively to Irish Literature, entitled Words from Ireland. To celebrate this collaboration and to thank the IWC and its director Valerie Bistany for her support and friendship, we have decided to devote this issue entirely to Irish literature. We would also like to thank Martin Doyle for giving us permission to publish his interview with Lia Mills, which appeared in the Irish Times, as well as Lia Mills herself, Niamh MacAlister and William Wall, whose pieces have allowed us to create this issue.
In conclusion, we would like to take this opportunity to remind our readers that Inkroci is an independent magazine, based on the voluntary activity of the members of its editorial staff and its collaborators. We would therefore invite our readers to help Inkroci’s continued existence by reading and clicking us, as well as by making a donation, however large or small, on which we depend to cover the costs of managing the site and publishing the magazine.
Thank you for following us. Happy 2015 and happy reading.