21. December 2019


Days of Poetry and Wine in collaboration with Allianz Kulturstiftung from Berlin are starting a third online contest for best New Year Wish to Europe.

We invite you to send us your New Year Wish to Europe – a good wish, a request or an advice for the future of Europe and the future of all who may call it or wish to call it their home.

The deadline for submission is Sunday, December 29, 2019. The author of the best Wish will receive a three-day visit of Days of Poetry and Wine festival  (26.-29. 8. 2020) in Ptuj, Slovenia. 

15. August 2019

Charity Poetry Duels

You are invited to attend Charity Poetry Duels on Saturday, August 24, 2019 , 18.30, at Ptuj City Theatre. 


All proceeds go to Ptuj Theatre Studio – DPD Svoboda Ptuj.

Admission fee: 10 €

Tickets can be purchased at the Ptuj City Theater box office, every day between 9 am and 1 pm, Wednesday until 5 pm. The box office will also open on Saturday, August 24, 2019, from 9 am to 12 noon and one hour before the show.

10. July 2019

Poetry in Focus: Germany

Slovenia will be visited by four giants of contemporary German-language poetry: Jan Wagner, Monika Rinck, Birgit Müller-Wieland and José F. A. Oliver.


4. July 2019

Open Letter to Europe 2019

In 2017, Days of Poetry and Wine, one of the most prominent Central European poetry festivals, launched the Open Letter to Europe project in collaboration with Berlin-based Allianz Kulturstiftung. The letters from the project are addressed to Europe, or, perhaps, to the whole world, and aim to bring the language of art, thought-out, precise and rigorous, back to public discourse. Each year, the art director of the festival, with their team and in collaboration with Allianz Kulturstiftung, selects a preeminent poet or thinker and gives them the unique opportunity of addressing Europe and presenting the problems they consider the most pressing.

This year, the Open Letter to Europe ito be authored by Bulgarian-born German cosmopolitan, writer, translator and performer Ilija Trojanow.

3. July 2019

Private Readings

Private readings remain among the most popular festival events. In the shady sanctuaries of four secluded spots in Ptuj, we will again be able to listen to the words and poetry of the festival guests. Slovene translations of their poetry will be performed by members of DPD Svoboda Ptuj – Teater III. You will be guided to these hidden locations from the info point of the festival at Vraz Square (domKULTuse muziKafe) 15 minutes before the start of the events.

2. July 2019

Wall of Poetry

The western facade of the muziKafe Home of CULTure on Jadranska ulica features metal circles engraved with verses by poetesses and poets who attended previous editions of the festival made by Dušan Fišer. New verses are added each year, each time in a new colour scheme.