Marilù Ciabattoni was born in Ascoli Piceno, Italy in 1999. Daughter of two doctors, she started playing the piano at 14, mainly focusing on a classical repertoire and regularly performing at the local church. In 2018, she graduated high school and enrolled at John Cabot University in Rome to study English Literature and Creative Writing.
In Spring 2020, she joined the Direct Exchange Program with Brooklyn College (CUNY) in New York City, where she contributed to the local newspapers Stuck in The Library (as a Content Editor and Writer) and The Junction (as a Contributing Writer).
In the summer of 2020, she started her first remote internship with Dorothy Circus Gallery, a privately-owned gallery based in Rome and London, as an Assistant to the Roman Gallery Manager. During her experience, she performed a variety of different tasks: from writing e-mail templates to be sent to collectors and journalists, to creating individual listings of each artist and exhibition, and managing their social media platforms on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter.
In the Fall of 2020, she served as a Research Assistant for Chair of the English Department Carlos Dews, who is currently working on his upcoming book The Letters of Carson McCullers (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt publishers). She also interned at The British School at Rome as a Fine Arts Assistant until December 2020, when she started her latest internship as a Travel Language Assistant for Marshall Language Services.
At the same time, in September 2020, she joined The Matthew newspaper at John Cabot University as a Staff Writer and Content Editor, contributing to the “Community Spotlight” section featuring interviews to outstanding members of her college community.
Mainly interested in the local and international art scene, she interviewed several artists and art workers to better sensitize the public about their condition in the 2020s. Eager to explore different types of writing—from creative to journalistic—she was also featured in the Rome-based magazines Wanted in Rome and Romeing, and the online literary magazines Ta Voix Digital Publishing, Not Deer Magazine, Bloom magazine, and Southchild Lit.