Days of Poetry and Wine
Venue: various venues, Ptuj
The Days of Poetry and Wine will again bring together fans of poetry and the mighty grape.
In sixteen years, the Days of Poetry and Wine festival brought to Slovenia over 400 poets from all over the world. In 2010 it found its domicile in Ptuj, where it continues the tradition of great evening readings and concerts and meetings with poets, translators, musicians, actors, storytellers, performers and other lovers of poetry, wine and warm summer evenings under the stars. If evenings are devoted especially to poets and their verse read in a multitude of world languages, afternoons are filled with events for children and opportunities for close encounters with poetic guests. Twenty guest poets, who will bring their verse in their native languages, will also bring twenty new bilingual booklets of poetry which will replace this year's festival collection.
Same as each year, the festival will come to life in the last days of August, from 21 to 25 August, when the windows of Ptuj fly their banners with verse and when paved streets turn into poetry meadows.
This year's participants: Toon Tellegen (Netherlands), Milan Jesih (Slovenia), Dan Coman (Romania), José F. A. Oliver (Germany), Joseph Gale Burns (Great Britain), Ekaterina Josifova (Bulgaria), András Gerevich (Hungary), Aleksander Irvanec (Ukraine), Andrzej Sosnowski (Poland), Mile Stojić (BiH), Eduard Escoffet (Spain), Maarja Kangro (Estonia), Semier Insayif (Austria), André Velter (France), Valerie Mejer (Mexico), Ilma Rakusa (Switzerland), Gajas Al-Madhun (Palestine), Tina Kozin (Slovenia), Katja Perat (Slovenia), Mateja Bizjak Petit (Slovenia).