25. August 2015 – Evenings before Days at several locations in Slovenia and across borders
26.-29. August 2015 - PTUJ
Days of Poetry and Wine will wrap the town Ptuj in verses again this year, last week of August. For the first time the festival will be a part of poetry platform Versopolis, a meeting point of eleven important European poetry festivals, which supports mobility of emerging European poets from different countries, increases the number of their translated works and accesibility of poetry in general and engages existing and new audience into creative process.
The festival, which will start with a four-day Flemish-Slovene translation workshop on Saturday, 22nd August, will bring colorful events all around Slovenia, but also in Croatia and Austria at traditional Evenings before Days on 25th August and densified festival program between 26th and 29th August at Ptuj. Next to irreplacable Grand poetry readings and concerts, round tables and other program we also prepare a new series of events with five emerging authors from the Versopolis platform and several new private readings at yet undiscovered private locations at Ptuj.
This year's focus will be poetry from the Lowlands, represented by four poets from Belgium and The Netherlands at the translation workshop and the festival. This year's guests of honour will be Slovene poet Milan Dekleva and American poet C. D. Wright, who will also see the publication of her first poetry collection translated into Slovenian in book form. As an echo of last year's Swedish focus an anthology of contemporary Swedish poetry will be published and bilingual booklets with all festival guests' poetry as well.
Warmly invited to Ptuj from 26th to 29th August 2015!
Days of Poetry and Wine team