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Parole Spalancate Poetry Festival – Genoa

6-16 June 2024. The largest Italian Poetry Festival. More than 100 free events

Wide Open Words Festival Parole Spalancate - Liguria - Italy
06 Jun 2024 - 16 Jun 2024 Liguria -Genoa-Genova  Art-Culture-History | Festival-Fairs | Hobby

The Genoa International Poetry Festival “Parole Spalancate”  (“Wide Open Words”) takes place from 6 to 16 June 2024 in Genoa.

Parole Spalancate this year reaches its 30th edition and it is the largest and longest-running Italian poetry event, with over 1,700 poets and artists taking part, with 120 free events every year: 10 consecutive days of programming and a format exported to various countries of the world including Belgium, France, Finland, Japan, Germany.

The authors come from 89 countries all over the world. Some of them are representing linguistic minorities and poems in Sign Language are also admitted. Among the poets that participated at Parole Spalacate Festival: the Nobel prize Walcott, Soyinka, Milosz, Gao and Coetzee, and successful authors such as Mutis, Montalban, Gelman, Luzi, Linton Kwesi Johnson, Armitage, Evtushenko, Houellebecq, Lou Reed, Adonis, Darwish, Sanguineti, Guerra, Brines , Ferlinghetti, Gustafsson, Roubaud, Jodorowsky, Caparezza, Capossela, Vecchioni, Maraini, Grand Corps Malade, Greenaway, Amos Gitai, Frankie Hi NRG, Benni, Greg Lake, Ray Manzarek of the Doors, Lydia Lunch, Blixa Bargeld, Foà, Bergonzoni, Albertazzi, Haber…

Parole Spalancate is one of the Poetry Festival founders of Versopolis, the European poetry platform that creates new opportunities for emerging European poets, and it is its Italian referent.

The festival has also been the first literary event in Italy to launch poetic readings in streaming, and now it is returning with live performances after the end of the pandemic bringing poetry all around the town and in its suburbs,

All events are free.

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Will you be in Genoa?

You may also be interested in Andersen Festival, one of the most important Italian festivals for kids dedicated to fairytales and theatre in unconventional spaces which takes place on the same days in Sestri Levante>>>
And take advantage of the opportunity to discover other events or places to visit in Liguria>>> and to enjoy the typical food of the region>>>

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