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Meet the Italian writer Francesco Riva

We are pleased to welcome Francesco Riva, a young talented Italian author of theatre and an actor.

At the end of Term 3, CIS had the honour to host Francesco Riva on Zoom. This brilliant author graduated from the European Academy of Theatre and Cinema in Rome, turned his successful show DiSlessiaA… Dove sei Albert? into an extraordinary book about his experience as a dyslexic child.

CIS students from advanced classes have been reading his book Dove sei Albert? which is a delicate and tenacious story about the importance of kindness and listening. As part of their course, students greeted and met Francesco in a very informal and friendly environment where they had the chance to ask some questions and found out curiosities about him and the book.

If you want to find out more about Francesco Riva, visit his website:

Click here to buy the book from La Feltrinelli website