NEW WRITERS’ FESTIVAL
The New Writers’ Festival takes place for the seventh consecutive year at the Thessaloniki International Book Fair and introduces the public 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