Festival's Schedule

10.05.2018, Thursday

18.00 – Festival Opening Night in the Little Early Christian Basilica of  Philipopolis.

Presenting the guests and the hosts with a poetry reading


11.05.2018, Friday

10.00 – 12.00 Participation in a festive procession, dedicated to St. Kiril and St. Metodi.

14.30 – 16.30 – Round table for the festival guests with students in the Balaban house in Old town Plovdiv.

16.30 – 18.30 – A tour guide walk in Old town Plovdiv.


12.05.2018, Saturday

10.00 – 14.00 Getting to know travel with tour guide and translator to the Thracian Tomb in Starosel and the Hissar fortress. A tour to the winery in Starosel.

18.00 – 20.00 Poetic reading in the Little Basilica. Award ceremony.


13.05.2018, неделя

10.00 – 15.00 Getting to know travel with tour guide and translator to the Tsar Assen’s fortress and Bachkovo Monastery.

18.00 – 20.30 Lectures with presentations dedicated to the Thracian cultural heritage and history of Plovdiv. Writer forum. Closing ceremony with a representative of the Ministry of Culture of  the Republic of  Macedonia. Balaban House in Old town Plovdiv.


The project “International Festival of Poetry “ORPHEUS” – Plovdiv 2018” was realized with the financial support of “The Cultural Programme for the Bulgarian Presidency of the Council of the European Union 2018” of the National Culture Fund.

© 2018 International Poetry Festival „Orpheus” – Plovdiv
Международен фестивал на поезията „ОРФЕЙ” – Пловдив