Days of Poetry and Wine 2016

21.-23. August 2016, Evenings before Days, different locations around Slovenia and abroad

24.-27. August 2016, Days of Poetry and Wine, Ptuj

The best poets and artists from around the world, wine altar offering the best wines of Štajerska wine region, the charming oldtown of Ptuj dressed in verses and art installations, the last warm summer evenings before life settles back into autumn routine – all this is a recipe for an unforgetable experience called Days of Poetry and Wine festival, which takes place every last week of August. Since all festival events are held in Slovene and English language Days of Poetry and Wine have faithful audience from Slovenia and abroad. The festival turns the town into a capital of poetry, where people of diverse profiles and interests meet and find new inspiration, ideas and opportunities for cooperation.

Since 2014 Days of Poetry and Wine are a member of Versopolis poetry platform, supported by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union, which promotes poetry on an international level. In the frame of Versopolis emerging poets from different European countries perform at the festival side-by-side with acknowledged poets from around the world. 

The festival forgets about no one and brings something for everyone – children and adults, locals and visitors from abroad, lovers of poetry, art, music, photography, good wine and good company at hidden gardens, backyards and other nooks and crannies of Ptuj, as well as on the main stage underneath the Ptuj sky. Four days which leave no one indifferent, a festival to be remembered.


This year's guests are: 

Guests of honour:
Charles Simic (US)
Veno Taufer (SI)
Vlada Urošević (MK)

Focus: Canada
George Elliott Clarke
Natasha Kanapé Fontaine
Pierre Nepveu
Gillian Sze

Ana Brnardić (HR)
Zehra Çırak (DE)
Ida Linde (SE)
Els Moors (BE)
Sigbjørn Skåden (NO)

Resident poet:
Maria Seisenbacher (AT)

Faraj Bayrakdar (SE/SY)
Kristin Berget (NO)
Gloria Gervitz (MX)
Tibor Hrs Pandur (SI)
Maurizio Mattiuzza (IT)
Fiston Mwanza Mujila (CD)

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Days of Poetry and Wine celebrate 20 years in 2016 - visit us at Ptuj, the capital of poetry, and celebrate with us!

Foto: Boris B. Voglar 2015

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