11 February Monday

11th International Istanbul Poetry and Literature Festival begins tomorrow

The 11th International Istanbul Poetry and Literature Festival, which will take place in cooperation with Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality Culture Department and the Poetry Association will begin on Feb. 12th, 2019.

Poets and writers from various countries will be hosted in events in various venues of Istanbul during the Istanbul Poetry and Literature Festival to start on February 12th, 2019.

Poets and writers from a total of 12countries will be hosted in various events like concerts and talks in various venues of Istanbul.

Istanbul will bring together world writers between Feb. 12 and Feb. 16 for the 11th Istanbul Poetry and Literature Festival, expanding from a previous, poetry-only incarnation. The opening of the festival will be organized on Feb. 12 at the Pera Palace Hotel.

Azerbaijan will become the guest country of the festival. The festival will be attended by 23 poets and writers, 12 of whom from abroad and 11 from Turkey.

The names that will be attended from abroad are as follows: Asmaa Azazieh from Palestine, Meritxell Cucurella-Jorba from Spain, Vladimir Martinovski from Macedonia, Ermir Nika from Albania, Seida Beganovic from Bosnia, Lіudmyla Diadchenko from Ukraine, Krisztina from Hungary Laima Kota from Tóth, Latvia and Dannybal Reyes Umbría from Venezuela. 

Some of the names from Turkey that will be attended this year are Çiğdem Sezer, Hüseyin Akın, Mehmet Can Doğan, Gökhan Akçiçek, Çağla Meknuze, İsmail Karakurt, Sadi Karademir, and Oğulcan Kütük.

The festival venues include the Pera Museum, Pera Palace, Ahmet Hamdi Tanpinar Museum Library, Orhan Kemal Public Library, Sultanbeyli Mustafa Kutlu Cultural Center, Üskudar Balaban Tekkesi, Beyoglu Insan Bookstore, and Sultanahmet Şerefiye Cistern.

The festival will be ended on Saturday, Feb. 16th with the traditional organization called “Istanbul Poem Line Ferry” to be held in Bosphorus.

International Istanbul Poetry and Literature Festival has hosted 350 poets from 42 countries so far.

Program

Pera Museum
February 12, 2019 - 19.00
Poetry Concert - Şenay Lambaoğlu Concert
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Poetry and Literature with Children
Orhan Kemal Public Library / Beyazit
13 February 2019 - 10.30
Poetry Chair: The Update of Classics
Seval Şahin
Ahmet Hamdi Tanpınar Museum Library / Gülhane Park
13 February 2019 - 15.30

Poetry Reading
Pera Palas / 13 February 2019 - 15.30
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Poetry and Literature with Children
Muhsin Yazıcıoğlu Cultural Center Mustafa Kutlu Library
14 February 2019 - 10.30
Troy and Poetry: The Origin of the Trojan Epics and its Effect on the Ottoman Empire
Rüstem ASLAN
Ahmet Hamdi Tanpınar Museum Library / Gülhane Park
14 February 2019 - 15.00
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The Ottoman Divan Poetry
Iskender PALA
Ahmet Tanpınar Museum Library / Gülhane Park

15 February 2019 - 15:00
"What is Modern Azerbaijan Poetry?" Panel and Poetry Reading
Director: Mehmet Can DOĞAN
Insan Bookstore / Taksim

15 February 2019 - 16.30
Poetry Reading and Instrumental Concert
Şerefiye Cistern / Sultanahmet 
15 February 2019 - 19.00

 

 

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