NEW WRITERS’ FESTIVAL
A two-day festival organized by the TBF for the sixth consecutive year aims to introduce the public into the diverse forms of modern literature and to the dynamic new generation of Greek writers. The various types of the poetic discourse, the novel, the short story, the novella and the cross-genres are introduced and brought at the forefront through a series of discussions, interviews and readings in the presence of the writers and other men and women of letters.
Young writers and poets will talk about their work, their attitude towards the act of writing and will read abstracts from their books. Through their dense presentations, we will experience the poetic language that contemplates and invents, the narratological mazes, the dynamics of the literary construction and its boundaries, the political and the moral, the truth and the illusion,
the coming-of-age and its difficult understandings, the realism and the absurd, the history and the individual destiny. In parallel, discussions will be held in which both the writers and the public will have the opportunity to converse with scholars and literary critics about the various aspects of the contemporary literary field and the significance of literature in our lives.
The events are planned and coordinated by the poet Katerina Iliopoulou
What is it that makes a literary work modern? What does it take to write literature today? How could a literary work irrespective of its topic retain its crititical and reflective power?
This festival seeks to highlight different aspects of the exceptionally multi-faceted modern Greek literature and invites young writers (up to 40 years old), as well as writers in their 40s who have published one or two books.
Participants: Eleni Giannatou, Yorgos Dinezis, Marianna Evangelou, Rania Karachaliou, Yorgos Kouvas, Nikolas Koutsodontis, Eirini Margariti, Ifigeneia Doumi, Olga Papakosta, Akis Parafelas, Marialena Semitekolou, Dimitris Simos, Christos Siorikis, Eleni Stellatou, Marios Chatziprokopiou Nikos Chrisos.
The festival is coordinated by the poet Katerina Iliopoulou.