Patras World Poetry Festival

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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.

Digital Event

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:

  • online Award of the annual Greek Poetry Awards "Jean Moréas" (Saturday December 12th)
  • 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 ( 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”


Saturday 12.12.2020 EVENT 5Βραχεία Λίστα Καλύτερης ποιητικής συλλογής 20191. Κατερίνα Αγυιώτη Ο ταμίας του θεού, εκδόσεις Φαρφουλάς2. Βαγγέλης Αλεξόπουλος, Σκηνές καθημερινότητας του κόμη Αλέξιου Ντε Λα Βέγα, εκδόσεις Οδός Πανός3. Παναγιώτη...

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VIDEOS - Sunday 13.12.2020 - EVENT 7
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VIDEOS - Sunday 13.12.2020 - EVENT 6

VIDEOS - Sunday 13.12.2020 - EVENT 6
Sunday 13.12.202011:30 -14:00 EVENT 6Poetry Readings: Poets from Greece & AbroadRound Table: "Poetry in the era of covid-19"Αναγνώσεις: Ποιητές από την Ελλάδα και το εξωτερικόΣτρογγυλή τράπεζα: «Η ποίηση στην εποχή του covid-19»Moderator: Kostas ...

VIDEOS - Saturday 12.12.2020 - EVENT 4

VIDEOS - Saturday 12.12.2020 - EVENT 4
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VIDEOS - Friday 11.12.2020 - EVENT 3

VIDEOS - Friday 11.12.2020 - EVENT 3
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VIDEOS - Friday 11.12.2020 - EVENT 2

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VIDEOS - Thursday 10.12.2020 EVENT 1 - opening

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VIDEOS - Patras World Poetry Festival - JEAN MOREAS POETRY AWARDS 2020

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