Located in Anghiari, one of the most beautiful villages of Tuscany, the Libera Università dell’Autobiografia – Lua (Free University of Autobiography) fosters the culture of autobiography, storytelling and memory. The LUA was first established as the Cultural Association in 1998 by Duccio Demetrio, scholar of autobiography in adult education at the University of Milano-Bicocca, and Saverio Tutino, creator of the Archivio Diaristico Nazionale (The National Diary Archive Foundation), the temple of memories in Italy.
The LUA organises a variety of activities: the 3 years long School of Autobiography and Biography; the Storytelling Summer School; thematic seminars; the Festival of Autobiography; and now the Memory Route, which combines storytelling, memory, sustainability and travel.
Hundreds of people attend these activities, keen to learn the art of autobiographical writing and to hear authoritative voices from Italy and abroad in the field of autobiographical and biographical studies. Autobiographical writing is an indispensable method for self-awareness, the enhancement of memories, and the development of different ways of thinking.
LUA offers the possibility of short workshops and seminars on specific themes.