Paros Symposium

Update posted by ANASTASSIA KOUKA On May 23, 2019

We are asking for money to help poets attend the 15th Paros Poetry & Translation Symposium this summer, July 8 – 15 2019.

The Paros Symposium was started in 2004 by poets Susan Gevirtz and Siarita Kouka. Poets, translators and theorists meet for one week once a year in different locations in Greece to work on translating each other. Participants from Greece, the US, the UK, and other countries meet each other through living together, sharing meals, writing, discussions, talks, poetry readings, and more.

This summer the Symposium will take place on the island of Paros. 250 Euros ($300) will cover one poet’s room and board for the week plus round-trip ferry ticket from Athens. With this grant one Greek or American writer who could not afford to attend would be able to join us. We will also try to make a short documentary about the symposium.

The Symposium has been happening for 15 years with no official affiliation and no funding, through unpaid work of the organizers and tremendous good will of participants. Participants in the US & UK have access to travel grants from universities or other private or public institutions yet it si more difficult for the Greek poets to participate.

We will be grateful for your support,

Siarita Kouka.

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This is a very worthwhile cause. I hope to join again next summer. My best to all of the participants. You are all very talented!

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