The inspiration

The Literati group was born through the Impromptue Community, started by Elise Nardin in Fall 2017 “as a side project (…) to enable women to have a community whose values they share, to provide a community they can benefit from and, above all, contribute to.” Impromptue held a Stammtisch to celebrate Switzerland’s Reading Aloud Day in 2019 and it turned into a boisterous celebration of all things wordy, complete with a fabulous reading list.

Impromptue Literati followed and in the summer of 2020, The Literati transitioned to a stand-alone group. Borrowing from Elise’s vision, The Literati exists to create a community of readers, writers, and language-lovers with a shared enthusiasm about the written and spoken word.