INTERNATIONAL POETRY FESTIVAL „ORPHEUS“

PLOVDIV 2019

Program of the Festival

09.05.2019, Thursday

12:00 – 14:00 – Hotel accommodation. Hotel NORD, 33 IBAR Str. www.hotelnord-bg.com, + 359 898 65 68 72

14:00 – 15:00 – Lunch at Saint Nicola Restaurant. Free time for preparing for the Opening ceremony.

17:00 – Leaving hotel NORD for the Little Early Christian Bazilica.

18:00 – Festival Opening Night in the Little Early Christian Bazilica of  Philipopolis. Presenting the guests and the hosts with a poetry reading. 13 poets from 11 countries reading poetry in 10 languages.

21:00 – Dinner at Saint Nicola Restaurant. Free recitations and singing.

 

10.05.2019, Friday

08:00 – 9:00 – Breakfast at hotel NORD.

9.30 – A walk from hotel NORD to the Little Early Christian Bazililica.

10:30 – 12:00 – Lectures with presentations dedicated to the Thracian cultural heritage and history of Plovdiv. Writers forum „The Figure of Orpheus – Between Myth and Moment”. Presentations of the essays of the participant in the festival. Round table for the festival guests with students in the Little Early Christian Bazilica and writers from Plovdiv.

12:30 – 14:00 – Lunch at Saint Nicola Restaurant.

14:00 – 17:00 – A tour guide walk in Old Plovdiv. Free time.

17:00 – Leaving hotel NORD for the Little Early Christian Bazilica.

18:00 – 20:00 – Poetic reading in the Little Early Christian Bazilica. Award ceremony.

20:30 - Dinner at Saint Nicola Restaurant. Free recitations and singing.

 

11.05.2019, Saturday

08:00 – 9:00. – Breakfast at hotel NORD

10:00 – Leaving hotel NORD for Radio Plovdiv.

11:00 – 12:00 – A piano concert by the famous Danish pianist Christina Bjørkøe at the Cultural center of Radio Plovdiv. A poetry reading from Plovdiv authors.

12:30 – 13:30 – Lunch at Saint Nicola Restaurant.

14.00 – Transport from Saint Nicola Restaurant to Lauta Park and back to Radio Plovdiv.

14:00 – 16:00 – Visiting the Third National Crafts Fair in Plovdiv in Lauta Park with more than 3000 participants from the country and abroad.

17.00 – 18.00 – A poetry reading by Plovdiv authors to the guests of the International Poetry Festival “Orpheus”. At the office of the Plovdiv Writers’ Association.

19:00 – Dinner at Saint Nicola Restaurant. Free recitations and singing.

 

12.05.2019, Sunday

08:00 – 8:30 – Breakfast at hotel NORD

9.00 – A walk from hotel NORD across the main street of Plovdiv to the office of the Plovdiv Writers’ Association.

10:00 – 11:00 – Promotion of the novel See you soon. E. by the Macedonian writers Dragana Evtimova and Vladimir Luckash at the Plovdiv Writer’s Association. Meeting with the writers and poets from Plovdiv.

12:00 – 13:00 – Lunch at Saint Nicola Restaurant.

13:30 – Departure by bus from Saint Nicola Restaurant for Bachkovo.

13:30 – 18:00 – Getting to know travel to Bachkovo Monastery.

18:00 – Dinner at Saint Nicola Restaurant. Final recitations and singing.

 

13.05.2019, Monday

08:00 – Breakfast at hotel NORD. Departure from the hotel.

© 2019 International Poetry Festival „Orpheus” – Plovdiv
Международен фестивал на поезията „ОРФЕЙ” – Пловдив