Monday 21 September 2015

2nd Athens World Poetry Festival

The Poets’ Circle invites you to the 2nd Athens World Poetry Festival, from the 21st September to the 26th September 2015. The festival will commence in the Garden of Megaro Mousikis, the Athens Concert Hall, on the 21st at 19:30.
The Athens Concert Hall opens once again this year a new door to poetry and hosts the second poetry festival, in collaboration with the Poets’ Circle, the first poets’ club in Greece, the Municipality of Athens and the Benaki Museum. 50 poets from 21 different countries will take part in the festival.
In 2012, the Poets’ Circle was founded in Greece- the first poets’ club in Greece- and one of its goals is the continuous and public communication of poetry with the wider public. A second important goal is the organisation of the Athens World Poetry Festival.
During the festival week, through fifteen public events (readings, day workshops, music, visual arts, and more), poetry will travel everywhere. To Cultural centres in various municipalities around Athens, bookstores, cafes and bars, galleries, public squares and even prisons.
Poetry will meet the ‘simple man’ in his day to day life, to show its presence, in hard times like today, that it exists “to remind us that we are humans” and that poets write to understand life.

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