Anna Maria Ferrari Boccacci was born in Quattrocastella di Reggio Emilia. She moved to Parma when she was still a child. Here she receives a classical education and then graduates in Bologna in 1967. Immediately she starts teaching and working at the school as a teacher of literature until 1998, despite having won a competition to headmistress in 1993. In 1998 she’s retired, fully dedicating herself to her family. Experiencing the death of some beloved ones, she discovers the cathartic function of writing. She starts to dedicate herself to creative writing and to take part in several poem competitions, where she qualifies with special mentions and awards. Since 2003 she has been collaborating with the Italian Kindness Movement, from which she inherits a multitude of ideas for her insights and for her human and cultural enrichment.
Jim Nilsen