Born 1969 in Manassas (Virginia), Clark Anthony Lawrence graduated in Human Ecology in 1992 at the College of the Atlantic (Bar Harbor, Maine). His studying art often took him to Greece and Italy where he has lived since 1996, year in which he founded "Reading Retreats in Rural Italy", a cultural association organizing exhibitions, concerts and cultural events. Over the last 25 year, by chance and driven by his passion, he has also become a gardener. His garden in Castello di Galeazza was reviewed in the magazines Giardino Antico and Rosanova and showed in Fuga dalla città on Leonardo TV. After the 2012 earthquake, which destroyed the castle, with the help of Italian and foreign friends he carried away his 6000 books, 200 paintings, 3 pianos, one thousand plants and seven Tibetan goats and moved first to Corte Eremo, near Mantua; then in Borgo Virgilio, where he continues his activity at La Macchina Fissa.
(photo: © Festivaletteratura)