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Greek and Egyptian Poetry Festival – Alexandria

3-Day Festival of Greek and Egyptian Poetry, June 11-13
Organized by:
HFC–Alexandria, the Arts Center Kasr al-Tazaouk, and the Greek Cultural Center in Cairo
with the support of Ministry of Culture of Egypt.

The program is as follows, all events starting at 19:00:

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C. P. Cavafy

– The Poet

Constantine P. Cavafy (Konstantinos Petrou Kavafis, or Καβαφης) is a leading figure in 20th century Greek literature. He was born in Alexandria on 29 April 1863, into a wealthy merchant family from Constantinople. After the early death of his father, Peter John Cavafy, in 1872, Cavafy was brought to England and lived in Liverpool for five years. But, apart from three years in Constantinople, from 1882 to 1885, he spent the rest of his life in Alexandria.

The street where Cavafy lived ebing named C. P. Cavafy Street, Alexandria, February, 2011.
The street where Cavafy lived being named C. P. Cavafy Street, Alexandria, February, 2011.

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