Event Type:Events

Cultural Area:Centre of Mediterranean Architecture

Date:Thu, 05 Sep 2019 - Fri, 06 Sep 2019


Morning Start: 11:00

Morning Close: 13:00

Afternoon Start: 19:00

Afternoon Close: 21:00


Free Entry


1st International Poetry Festival of Chania
Poetry readings & workshops

The Chania International Poetry Group welcomes the prize-winning English poet and playwright Alyson Hallett and Greek poet/photographer Kyriakos Syfiltzoglou, and invites you to attend the 1st International Poetry Festival of Chania.

The Festival brings the two poets into creative dialogue over two days of bilingual events (English - Greek), poetry readings, creative workshops for adults and children, and a parallel photography exhibition entitled ‘Possibility of blood’, by Kyriakos Syfiltzoglou.

Developing the notion of decay, Syfiltzoglou’s photographs explore the aesthetics of seemingly worthless materials transformed into poetic fossils by the gaze of the poet turned archaeologist of memory and geographer of the visual, in his pilgrimage through deserted houses of the Drama area of northern Greece.

Organized by: Chania International Poetry Group
Co-organized by: Municipality of Chania | KEPPEDIH-CAM