Update: event in programme at 19:00 will now take place at 21:00

A window on the web as a “personal exorcism” against the fears of daily life: so Yoani Sanchez, Cuban blogger and symbol of the criticism of the communist regime, has defined her blog. A commitment that has gained her international fame and recognition as a model of civil and literary resistance. In attesa della primavera (Waiting for Spring), to be published by Edizioni Anordest in April 2013, is testimony to her remarkable personal story. She will make her first public appearance in Italy on 26 April at the International Journalism Festival in conversation with Mario Calabresi, editor of the Italian daily La Stampa.

Organised in association with La Stampa