Patras World Poetry Festival 2020
November 19th-22nd, 2020
The Patras World Poetry Festival 2020 this year is entitled "National Poets" and plans to host 50 poets from 15 different countries around the world.
This year the festival be held online and virtually, as far as COVID-19 impact affects significantly the implementation of this event.
In the four-day online event there will be 6 meetings lasting up to 3 hours, where the guest poets will be presented with readings in 2 languages, via live connection. The events will be attended by invited representatives of institutions and the jury, while the program will include speeches, presentations, tributes, music, etc.
In addition, the following activities will take place within the schedule of the Festival events:
- online Award of the annual Greek Poetry Awards "Jean Moréas"
- Art Exhibition "National Poets" with the participation of 20 Greek artists and 10 artists from different countries (live and digital tour)
- Collectible trilingual edition of the poems of the participants, in the first language of each artist, in Greek and English
The 3rd Patras World Poetry Festival 2020 is organized by the Poetry Fountation “Grafeion Poiiseos”, the literary website Culture Book (culturebook.gr) and the multicultural center Epikentro Plus History & Arts, while every year it is under the auspices of the Ministries of Culture and the Ministry of Tourism*. Supporters of the event are the Greek Library of London, the Cultural Center “Kostis Palamas”, the University of Western Macedonia, the Hellenic Open University and many other important institutions, as claimed under the Aegis of the President of the Hellenic Republic.
Awarding of Poetry Awards "Jean Moréas" for the year 2019
This annual event will be held digitally at one session of the PWPF Poetry Event 2020, with a presentation of the award-winning poets and recitations by them. This is the annual event during which the "Jean Moréas" Prizes are awarded for Greek poetic art and Greek poetic production in its entire range. They are recognizable nationwide and concern the poetry collections that were published throughout the previous calendar year from the year of the award. They refer both to young poets and newcomers and to those who are recognized with their poetic work along time.
The event is highly appreciated by the Greek literary and artistic circle of readers. In this year's event, in addition to the institutionalized awards, a very important foreign poet will be honored, who with his/her lifelong work honors the literature outside Greece.The Award Committee is composed of Greek University professors, as well as very important poets and poetry critics who will evaluate the work of the honorees.
On behalf of the organizing committee.
Kotopoulos H. Triantafyllos
President of the “Patras World Poetry Festival”
Skiathas D. Antonis
President of the Poetry Fountation “Grafeion Poiiseos”
Event Manager of the “Patras World Poetry Festival”
PWPF 2020 ORGANIZING PARTIES
The Poetry Fountation “Grafeion Poiiseos”
The Poetry Fountation “Grafeion Poiiseos”, is a cultural organization that creates events and actions for poetry both in Greece and abroad. It collaborates with cultural institutions, universities, the Region of Western Greece, while its activities are supported and have been supported by the Ministry of Culture of Greece and educational institutions of other countries.
The Culture Book (culturebook.gr)
The "Culture Book" (culturebook.gr) is the website that serves contemporary Greek literature, collaborates with the Greek Library Of London and its goal is to promote Greek poets in Greece and in the English-speaking audience. Culturebook.gr is supported through publishing texts and articles by distinguished and outstanding columnists and authors, members of the academic community, poets, philologists and literary critics.
The "Epikentro Syn Patras" History & Arts
"Epikentro Syn Patras" carries out activities of educational programs focusing on the child, concerning history, art and especially literature.