Patras World Poetry Festival 2020
10th-13th December 2020
On Thursday December 10th will begin the 3rd Patras World Poetry Festival, bringing literature on show despite the difficulties of this period. Deploying the love for poetry, 60 Greek and foreign poets from 16 countries of the world, responded warmly to Patras' call and are coming together in this online event bringing down limits, difficulties anddistances.
The festival's schedule contains 6 poetry meetings and the main event will be the nomination of "JEAN MOREAS POETRY AWARDS 2020".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. The event are honoring with their presence the Deputy Minister of Education, Culture, Sport and Youth of Cyprus Prodromos Prodromou, the Rectors of : University of Patras, Open Greek University, University of Western Macedonia , European University Cyprus and representatives of Institute of Educational Policy. The 3rd Patras World Poetry Festival has claimed under the Patronage of the President of the Hellenic Republic, Ms Katerina Sakellaropoulou.
An important difference of this years schedule are the (6) thematic "round tables" that will take place after the poems presentations and in which the participants will have the ability to discuss and exchange thoughts concerning their art and in general poetry's role in our everyday life. The audience that will attend the events online will have the chance to acknowledge the work of many Greek and foreign poets and to get informed about issues that concern this area worldwide.
All events will be broadcasted to the audience live through the digital literarywebsite www.culturebook.gr from the 10th until the 13th of December between the hours of 11:30-14:00 & 19:00-21:30.
The 3rd Patras World Poetry Festival 2020 is being held by the Poetry Foundation "Grafeion Poiiseos", the literary website Culture Book in cooperation with Region of Western Greece. Supporters of the event are the University of Western Macedonia, the University of Patras, the Open Greek University, the European University Cyprus, the Greek Library of London, as well as the Local Union of Municipalities Achaia, the Chamber of Achaia and the Patra Port Authority.
Patras World Poetry Festival is one of the biggest literature institutions in Greece and has already been differentiated among distinguish Festivals in the world. Its vision is to project Greek literature internationally and to turn the capital of Western Greece into an European literature center. Through its operations it converses with all areas of Greek Studies worldwide and records the contemporary poetry production. Every year it hosts in Patras important names of world literature offering also a rich programme of events.
Thursday 10.12.2020, 19:00 – 21:30
Poetry Reading: Greek Poets
Round Table: "The therapeutic function of poetry in education."
Moderators: Gina Kalogirou, Triantafyllos H. Kotopoulos, Antonis D. Skiathas
Friday 11.12.2020, 11:30 – 14:00
Poetry Readings: Greek Poets
Round Table: "Convergences and divergences of generations in the uttermost poetics."
Moderators: Angela Kaimaklioti, Yiannis Patilis
Friday 11.12.2020, 19:00 – 21:30
Poetry Reading: Greek Poets
Round Table: "The role and the dynamic of Patras World Poetry Festival."
Moderator: Mariarosa Caracausi
Participants:Antonis D. Skiathas
Triantafyllos H. Kotopoulos
Eleni Artemiou - Fotiadou
Saturday 12.12.2020, 11:30 – 14:00
Poetry Readings: Poets from Aboard
Round Table: "National poets and the modern function of their works"
Moderator: Liana Sakelliou GREECE
Participants: Liana Sakelliou GREECE
Enriquez Pedro SPAIN
Juan Carlos Abril SPAIN
Giancarlo Cavallo ITALY
Mattia Tarantino ITALY
Isabella Vincentini ITALY
Piergiorgio Vitι ITALY
Dashamir Malo ALBANIA
Mitko Gogov N.MACEDONIA
Bozena Helena POLAND
Ruxandra Cesereanu ROMANIA
Yllka R. Imeri SERBIA
Saturday 12.12.2020, 19:00 – 21:30
"JEAN MOREAS POETRY AWARDS 2020"
Rapporteurs: Gina Kalogirou, Triantafyllos H. Kotopoulos, Kostas Kremmidas, Vaggelis Tasiopoulos, Dioni Dimitriadou, Lina Nikolakopoulou, Antonis D. Skiathas
19:00 Official Opening – Greetings
19:40 Awards Ceremony
- Honor Prize Award "Kostis Palamas"
- Award for the promotion of Greek literature.
- Award for Newcomer Poet 2019
- Award for best Poetry Collection 2019
- Jean Moréas Award
Sunday 13.12.2020, 11:30 -14:00
Poetry Readings: Poets from Greece & Abroad
Round Table: "Poetry in the era of covid-19."
Moderator: Kostas Gouliamos CYPRUS
Participants: Panagiotis Nikolaidis CYPRUS
Yiorgos Christodoulides CYPRUS
Manolis Aligizakis CANADA
Eva Gallud SPAIN
Anne Caldwell UNITED KINGNDOM
Andrew Melrose UNITED KINGNDOM
Jen Webb AUSTRALIA
Alexandre Mexis FRANCE
Debasish Parashar INDIA
Shakhawat Tipu BANGLADESH
Sunday 13.12.2020, 19:00 - 21:30
Round Table: "Poetry in the era of covid-19"
Moderator: Christie Kouninioti
Participants: Kostas Koutsourelis
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"
Antonis Skiathas, 693 114 5170, firstname.lastname@example.org
Maria Alaniadi, 6942 012292, email@example.com
Poetry Fountation "Grafeion Poiiseos", firstname.lastname@example.org
Informative material and previous announcements can be found on www.culturebook.gr.