Festival of Hope 1 / 29 April 2020

Throwback: 4th International Literary Festival, to the sea-girt shores of Cyprus

This was the 4th edition of the biannual festival, with writers and poets, Europe, the Middle East and USA, who came together for 4 days of literature… that Crossed Borders and Connected Cultures.

It hosted 37 poets and writers from 14 countries who; presented poems and texts inspired by the artefacts and history of a museum; sat in circles and shared experiences and recent writings; met and interacted with students; intermingled with the audience. Closed with a concert with  singer songwriters. 


Ideogramma – Cyprus

Established in 2006, Ideogramma is a non-profit cultural organisation dedicated to the promotion of literature and the use of language. It is a platform for substantial cultural exchange between Cypriot and International culture. The island is uniquely positioned on the crossroads of Europe, Asia and Africa and as a member of the European Union, situated on its south-eastern boundary, is offering a vehicle for increased interaction and intercultural dialogue between Europe, the Mediterranean basin and the near East. One of the main objectives is to respect and support all languages and dialects (and by association the people that speak them), because as Luis Aragon reminds us, "Literature is a serious business. It is first and foremost the face of a people”.