3-Day Festival of Greek and Egyptian Poetry, June 11-13
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:
HFC–Trieste invites you to the musical event and talk: A Poetic Journey from the Greek to the Universal. There will be a talk by Glauco Ciammaichella, followed by poems of Cavafy set to music and performed by Irene Brigitte (voice) and Giovanni Settimo (guitar).
Wednesday, 22 April, at 17:00 in the auditorium of the J.Stellini High School, Piazza 1 Maggio, 26, Udine.
HFC–Nicosia presents the talk: Who Is Cavafy? Exploring an Enigma, by Dimitris Dimipoulis, Professor at Panteion University.
February 16, 19:00, at the cultural center of the National Bank of Cyprus, Archbishop Makarios III Avenue, Nicosia.
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.