1. July 2022
26th Days of Poetry and Wine Festival
This year's twenty-sixth festival will feature 20 poets from 10 countries between 22 and 27 August. The main festival programme will take place in Ptuj, which turns into the capital of poetry during the festival. Festival events will also take place in Ljubljana, Maribor, Murska Sobota, Krško, Vitomarci, Juršinci, Ljutomer, Križevci pri Ljutomeru, Ormož, Ivanjkovci, Belo, Selce, Petanjci, Janški vrh and Laafeld in Austria.
10. May 2022
79. Wicked Tasting!: Tone Vogrinec and Janez Valdhuber
We invite you to a literary and wine evening on Wednesday, 18 May 2022, at 7 pm, at the MuziKafe - Home of Culture in Ptuj. The legend of Slovenian skiing, Tone Vogrinec, who recently got his a biography Everybody calls me Tona on the occasion of his 80th birthday, and the winemaker Janez Valdhuber from Valdhuber's estate in Svečina (Vina Falot) will be with us. The evening will be moderated by the poet David Bedrač and the wine writer Jože Rozman.
4. April 2022
78. Wicked Tasting!: Milan Jesih and Sebastjan Božič
We invite you to a literary and wine evening on Wednesday, 20 April 2022 at 7 pm in the Osterberger Wine Cellar of Hotel Mitra. The 78. Wicked Tasting! will present the legendary poet Milan Jesih and the winemaker Sebastjan Božič from the Herberstein winery in Juršinci. The evening will be hosted by poet Kristina Kočan and wine writer Jože Rozman.
10. March 2022
77. Wicked Tasting!: irena Svetek and Gregor Kotolenko
Wicked Tastings! are back, this time in the Osterberger Wine Cellar of Hotel Mitra. The first wine and literature gathering of the year will take place on Wednesday, 30 March, at 7 pm. We will be hosting Irena Svetek, author of the crime novel Rdeča kapica, and winemaker Gregor Kotolenko (Statera Wine Estate). The evening will be moderated by poet Kristina Kočan and wine publicist Jože Rozman, also the author of the bestseller Čar vina (Beletrina, 2018).
12. November 2021
Winner of the Best Poem 2021 competition
Voting for The Best Poem 2021 is over. Song by Alja Pušič Leisure Activities received the most of your votes, 368. Sincere congratulations to the poet who receives 3 Beletrina books and the opportunity to be a guest at the upcoming Days of Poetry and Wine festival.
11. November 2021
We are announcing 10 finalists of The Best Poem 2021 Competition
The jury (composed of: Ana Svetel, Aljaž Koprivnikar and Kristina Kočan) selected 10 finalists from more than 350 submitted poems!
We invite you to vote for your favorite poem until Thursday, November 11, 2021, by midnight by liking it in our FB album.
28. October 2021
The Best Poem 2021 Competition
The Days of Poetry and Wine festival is announcing the Best Poem 2021 competition. The online competition, which aims to encourage the use of the Slovenian poetic language, is intended for the general public and is open to everyone, including you! Hurry up, enter your song in the contest by November 4, 2021!
20. September 2021
Open Letter to Europe 2021
The project „Open Letter to Europe“ was funded with the support of the European Union under Programme „Europe for Citizens“.
5. September 2021
Share a Light
Share a Light, a virtual interactive poetry map, is redrawing the geography of human creativity while building a renewed world without borders and limitations. With a desire for a better future, and light as a symbol of hope, in Share a Light poets are building a collective illumination, connecting a community across the globe. Don't be shy, give it a try and lets get something started together: https://sharealight.eu/
31. August 2021
European Poetry in the Breeze: Translated by Young Slovenian Poets
On the occasion of the anniversary of the Days of Poetry and Wine festival, many renowned poets were invited to Slovenia, including poets who are also organisers of poetry festivals across Europe. In order to connect them with local poets, while encouraging dialogue between youth and experience, we have launched a translation project, the result of which is an e-book titled Evropska poezija na prepihu (European Poetry in the Breeze).