PTUJ AND OTHER LOCATIONS THROUGHOUT SLOVENIA – Acclaimed poets from ten different countries will once again flock to Ptuj, Ljubljana and other cities throughout Slovenia this summer to perform their music and poetry on the many events of the 24. iteration of the international poetry festival The Days of Poetry and Wine. The festival, which has been combining poetry and the promotion of the finest Slovenian wines for years, is regarded as one of the most prestigious and most noteworthy international poetry festivals in this part of Europe and will take place from August 26th to 29th. This year’s main guests are the Italian poetess Patrizia Cavalli and the Scottish poet and writer John Burnside. The author of this year’s Open Letter to Europe is the Hungarian poetess Krisztina Tóth, who will read it in Ptuj for the first time.
Patrizia Cavalli is one of the most recognisable contemporary Italian poets, has written seven collections of poems and has become especially known among American poets, who have extensively translated her works. The Scottish poet and writer John Burnside has received several awards for his work, including the prestigious T. S. Eliot Prize. He teaches Creative writing, American literature and culture and Literature and ecology at the University of St. Andrews. Krisztina Tóth is one of the most read and popular Hungarian authors and has authored ten collections of poems and six works of prose and has been translated in more than 15 languages.
The main focusses of the festival – poetry and wine – will once again be accompanied by a rich art programme for all ages and groups. All events are free of charge and will be in Slovenian and in English. Come join us in the Slovenian capital of poetry!
The festival will be held in accordance with the guidelines from the national health authorities. Visitors will be informed about any further details beforehand.