The International Festival of Poetry “Orpheus” – Plovdiv 2021 gathers in Plovdiv, the oldest living city of Europe, poets from USA, India, Spain, Romania, Morocco, North Macedonia, Albania  and Bulgaria.

From 12th  to 15th  May 2021, the Little Early Christian Basilica will open its doors to the language of poetry. In the uniting environment of culture, art and literature, two poetical readings will be carried out, accompanied by a cultural and educational seminar and a writing forum. Contemporary creative messages will meet in an atmosphere inspired by antique and medieval cultural heritage. The guests of the festival will visit significant places of Bulgarian history and spirit, such as the Bachkovo Monastery, the Thracian Tomb in Starosel and the Hisar Fortress.

“Orpheus” – Plovdiv 2021 continues a four years tradition of creative communication.

“Orpheus” – Plovdiv 2021 awards: “Orpheus” – for an overall performance; “The Lyre of Orpheus” – for a poem from the poetic readings; “Eurydice” – for love lyrics, „On the Trails of Orpheus“ – for an essay from the Writers forum.