PARLANDO delivered or performed in a style suggestive of speech – used as a direction in music 

We are delighted to be introducing a new literary component to the Incontri in Terra di Siena, to compliment the long-established musical programme. Each year we will be inviting a writer-in-residence to join us during the festival; their pieces will be posted online while a  printed version will become, over time, a handsomely-bound Incontri anthology. This residency will enrich our ‘Oltre la Musica’ offerings in the context of a historically literary landscape, vivdly brought to life through the writings of Iris Origo. 

Our inaugural writer-in-residence is the distinguished food writer Jeff Gordinier, food and drinks editor of Esquire magazine and author of Hungry – Eating, road-tripping and risking it all with the greatest chef in the world (2019).