DECEMBER 10th - 13th 2020
We would like to inform you that due to the implementation of a new lockdown in our country and the increase in the number of coronavirus cases, the organizing and scientific committee of the “Jean Moréas International Awards” and the Patras International Poetry Festival postpones the date of the event on December, 10-13 of 2020.
The Patras World Poetry Festival 2020 this year is entitled "National Poets" and plans to host 60 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:
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”
Alaniadi Maria, Event Manager of the “Patras World Poetry Festival”
Evá Papadakis, Greece
///the new generation///
///η νέα γενιά///
να προστατεύσουμε τα παιδιά|τα καινούρια πτώματα|
* * *
///truth or dare///
have you noticed|the butterflies
how indecisive they are|
by the sea|
///θάρρος ή αλήθεια///
έχεις παρατηρήσει|οι πεταλούδες πως είναι αναποφάσιστες κοντά στη θάλασσα|
Evá Papadakis (he/they) is a Greek performer and poet. Their poetry collection "meraklina|koukibiberissa|obladi" aims to revolutionise tradition and frame society's response to current gender, equality, inclusion and belonging narratives by re-shaping collective memory. Their vision, throughout their career and everyday life, is to act as a Changemaker on a personal and local level with a mission to contribute to a glocal movement where anyone, anywhere, anytime can take action and start a Revolution: to dismantle current systems within; to dissolve current narratives. As part of their human-centered storytelling, they are also providing change-making communications focussing on gender, refugee and climate change topics for the United Nations. They hold an M.A. in Gender, Media & Culture from Goldsmiths, University of London.