Curtea de Arges Poetry Nights (Romania)

Mary as honoured to attend the International Festival “CURTEA DE ARGEŞ POETRY NIGHTS” in Romania in July 2014.

To see videos and photos of the festival, and to find out more, visit the Curtea de Arges Poetry Nights website. The festival was also covered in the local press.


About the Festival:

The Romania International Festival “Curtea de Argeş Poetry Nights” was set up in 1997, belonging to the annual programmes of the Foundation and Cultural Organization International Academy Orient-Occident (Curtea de Argeş, Romania). This festival has a unique character, within the Central European countries, it has aimed and succeeded from the very beginning to become part of the international circuit of big festivals such as Struga (R. Macedonia), Las Palmas (Spain), Medellin (Colombia), Trois Rivières (Canada), etc. The International Festival “Curtea de Argeş Poetry Nights” is conceived as an encomium to the world poetry nowadays, as a ceaseless poetical performance: such as the Romanian traditional music, art exhibition and book releases, Romanian folk dances, visits to the fortresses and castles of Vlad Ţepeş (Dracula), trips to the Carpathian Mountains and many more surprising activities. The festival lasts 6 days and 6 nights.

Literary Prizes:

On the occasion of the Festival, the Academy will award the following prizes: 1. Wallachia Prize (for Translations); 2. Balkan Grand Prize (for Poetry); 3. The Grand European Prize (for Poetry); 4. Orient-Occident Grand Prize (for Arts); 5. The National Grand Prize (for Literature); 6. The World Grand Prize for Poetry.