Scuola Holden was founded in 1994 by five friends. Their idea was to create a school for storytellers, in a time where the word “storytelling” wasn’t cool yet, and everyone thought that teaching people how to write was useless, even annoying.
Scuola Holden has been quite a small school for twenty years, but it has grown much bigger now, especially after 2013. First of all, it has moved: we took an old bomb factory and, in less than a year, we turned it into a storytellers factory.
Whoever passed by during these years had the same feeling: for a moment, they all felt like they belonged. The methods, principles and rules you find here are quite hard to find in other schools. That’s why the last three lines of The Catcher in the Rye are, and always will be, our motto.
It’s funny. Don’t ever tell anybody anything. If you do, you start missing everybody.