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.

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.

Leaving hotel NORD – 17:00

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

 

10.05.2019, Friday

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

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.

Leaving hotel NORD – 10.00

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

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

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

Leaving hotel NORD – 17:00.

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

 

11.05.2019, Saturday

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

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

16:00 – 19:00 – Free time.

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

 

12.05.2019, Sunday

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

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 – 18:00 – Getting to know travel to Bachkovo Monastery, the Thracian Tomb in Starosel and the Hissar fortress. A tour to the winery in Starosel (including degustation).

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