Year

2017

Summary

Versopolis is a Europe-wide poetry project of literary festivals, exposing, connecting and bringing poetry closer to audiences.

Lead Partner

Beletrina Publishing Institute, Slovenia

Co-Partner(s)
  • Munster Literature Centre, Cork (Ireland)
  • Literature and Wine (Austria)
  • The Student Cultural and Artistic Association 'Ivan Goran Kovacic' (Crotia)
  • Ideogramma (Cyprus)
  • Prague Microfestival (Czech Republic)
  • Felix Poetry Festival (Belgium)
  • Runokuu (Finland)
  • Tbilisi International Festival of Literature (Georgia)
  • Hausach LeseLenz (Germany)
  • Poets Circle (Greece)
  • Genoa International Poetry Festival (Italy)
  • Druskininkai Poetic Fall (Lithuania)
  • Struga Poetry Evenings (North Macedonia)
  • City Cultural Institute (Poland)
  • Poets in Transylvania (Romania)
  • Public Library Stefan Prvovencani (Serbia)
  • Ars Poetica - Liberation Through Poetry (Slovakia)
  • Beletrina (Slovenia)
  • Littfest (Sweden)
  • Ledbury Poetry Festival (UK)
  • NGO Publishers’ Forum (Ukraine)
  • Cevrimdisi Istanbul Dergisi (Turkey)
Funding Strand

European Platforms

Community Grant

€500,000

Description

Versopolis Platform (2017 - 2021) is a Europe-wide poetry project of renowned literary festivals, exposing, connecting and bringing the poetry closer to audiences and through collaboration and mutual enrichment adding value and a sustainable vision of the initial European idea.

Versopolis will help authors already established in their home countries spread their poetry across borders, its first and foremost aim being to promote European poets and their work and to create a close-knit poetic community.

Versopolis also publishes an online literary magazine - the European Review of Poetry, Books and Culture - which aims to provide an Anglophone publication, in the vein of the New York Review of Books and the London Review of Books but focused on continental Europe. Publishing 1-2 new articles every weekday, its scope is pan-European, with great new writing on books, poetry, art, film, music, thought, travel, opinion and more.

Testimonial from Irish Partner

 ‘Critical writing is very but it’s difficult for young critics to gain necessary skills and experience to become professional literary critics. That’s why we have developed Versopolis education and training model which will run tutorials under the supervision of professors. Students will be invited to write reviews and critiques that will be published in the Versopolis Review. Mentors from different European universities will guest-edit thematic weeks filled with student content.’

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