IX edition / TAORMINA 22-26 june 2019

Taobuk 2018 raccontato nello Speciale di Rai 2 attraverso le voci dei protagonisti: da Amos Oz a Sergio Castellitto, da Paola Cortellesi ad Elizabeth Strout, da Stefano Bollani a Ferzan Ozpetek, e tanti altri.
Buona visione!
Important international personalities gathered on the stage of the Teatro Antico and in the most charming locations of Taormina for the eighth edition of the Festival, transforming the city into an open-air loung of literature and arts. Revolutions has been the theme of Taobuk 2018.

The fascinations of literature combined with the beauty of a unique place in the world. It is the perfect combination of Taobuk, an international literary festival which brings together the tradition of Taormina as cosmopolitan capital of literature.

Taobuk Award

The Taobuk Awards are awarded every year to personalities of the highest profile in the literary, artistic and civil world. Since 2014, the International Award for Literary Excellence and the Career Award have created a Golden Book of awards recalling very special stories and experiences. Actions, passions, creative talents that deserve exclusive attention from the general audience of Taobuk. The delivery takes place during open events in the most beautiful places of the festival.

The exhibition

Sentimental geographies  Maria Teresa Rodriquez and Roberta Scorranese 24 June - 08 July 2018 Palazzo Ciampoli

Cene Stellari

I piatti degli chef raccontano una storia

The Taobuk projects

The historical literary vocation of Taormina is the basis of the close synergy between two prestigious realities such as the Taobuk Festival and the Holden School in Turin. The aim is to create a new important project: the Summer School of Creative Writing in the elective home of writers, intellectuals and artists, Taormina, and in the wonderful setting of Casa Cuseni, always a meeting place and a refuge for excellent personalities from the world of literature and the arts.

The book is at the core of the universe of the little ones!
All the activities and initiatives of TaoKids take place under the guide of expert entertainers and include: meetings with well-known authors of children and young literature, workshops and recreational-didactic activities, grammar tournaments, adventurous treasure hunts and much more.

The reflection on food as a cultural factor is one of the most interesting segments of the Festival, thanks to Fud Hub, a food and wine exhibition organized for Taobuk by the prestigious author of Il Sole 24 Ore Fernanda Roggero. Meetings with experts in the food industry, writers, chefs, tastings and show cooking dedicated to the food culture.

Great popularity and considerable success have made permanent the cultural circuit that, in 21 places, reconstructs the long history of Taormina as a privileged meeting place for artists, intellectuals and thinkers. Designed by Antonella Ferrara and supervised by Alfio Bonaccorso, Taormina Cult consists of real themed walks in places of literature and cinema on board of Ape Calessino.

Holden School

Creative writing workshops.

Making a Festival,
Writing a Book

Writers in residence there where the artist residency was born.

C4Y: Challenges 4 Youth

A national seminar for youngers.