Scuola Omero

Scuola Omero, since 1988, is the first creative writing school in Italy, based in Rome, in Monteverde Vecchio. The directors Enrico Valenzi and Paolo Restuccia, are the founders and managers; teaching staff included, among others: Vincenzo Cerami, Lidia Ravera, Edoardo Albinati, Sandro Veronesi, Valeria Vigano, Francesco Piccolo, Giancarlo De Cataldo. In December 1990 Omero becomes a publishing house and start the publications of ”Omero”, the magazine of creative writing.

The School collaborates and organizes courses with universities and schools.

In 1994 Omero held the first university creative writing seminar, hosted by the Chair of Philosophy of Language Professor Tullio De Mauro, which were attended by Marco Bellocchio, Emilio Garroni, Lidia Ravera, Massimo Fagioli, Paolo Valesio, Marino Sinibaldi, Pietro Montani , Remo Bodei, Valerio Magrelli, Tiziano Scarpa, Giulio Mozzi, Francesca Sanvitale.

In 1994 and 1995, among many similar initiatives (such as the Literature Festival in Mantua and Rome) Omero organizes the festival City of Writing and started the residential programme for emerging authors.