Poets from all European countries are invited to participate in the fifth EUROPEAN FACEBOOK POETRY FESTIVAL which will take place on the 1st and the 2nd of March 2014 in Master Hall of Novi Sad Fair, during the 20th International Book Fair. The festival is organized by
Banat's Cultural Center (BKC) and
Novi Sad Fair.
EUROPEAN FACEBOOK POETRY FESTIVAL wants to prove that poetry is an universal creation of human spirit which does not recognize borders and barriers among poets, nations, countries and languages.
The aim of the festival is the gathering of the poets who cooperate on Facebook (by publishing their poems, reading and commenting on each other's poetry), and we want them to meet, to get to know each other in person at the Festival, to hear each other reciting their verses and transform their virtual literary communication into communication in the real world. If anyone is unable to attend, they can still participate at the Festival by posting their poems on the wall of the Festival's Facebook profile: European Facebook Poetry Festival.
All the people who write poetry, regardless of their age, gender, religion, nationality or profession have the right to participate at the festival.
How to register: Send one unpublished poem written in your mother tongue and your personal data (name, surname, address, phone number) on the following email address: firstname.lastname@example.org The deadline for submission is the 10th of February. We kindly ask the poets to state in their application whether they will be attending the festival or taking part via Facebook. The poets' participation schedule for the 1st and 2nd of March and the exact program of the Festival will be announced in due time.
The poems sent in applications will be published by BKC in an anthology (festival participants' poems) in an electronic edition, on CD. The BKC's jury will follow the Festival's progress and award the author of the best poem with a publication of her/his new book of poetry (not more than 48 pages).
EUROPEAN FACEBOOK POETRY FESTIVAL will be broadcasted live by a web camera on the internet address www.bkc.devbin.org and in this way it will be available for viewing for the poets who cannot attend it in person, and for audiences around the world.
Approximately 460 poets from 180 countries applied for the fourth EUROPEAN FACEBOOK POETRY FESTIVAL that took place at The Book Fair in NoviSad and about 150 poets made an appearance at the Festival, while others participated via Facebook.
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