Sardam 2018

SARDAM festival returns in its sixth edition, including even more events and bringing the audience closer to literature, closer to literary performance and closer to the combination of literature with other arts!

Writers-performers and other artists from Cyprus and abroad will be sharing original experiences of writing, reading, as well as innovative presentations/performances of literature, through a variety of events and workshops. Common ground will be the combination of literature and spoken word with traditional and modern means of expression like theatre, technology, contemporary dance, slamming, visual arts, architecture, sound poetry, visual poetry and so on.

Besides the group events and workshops in Limassol and Nicosia, which have been taking place every year, the festival continues the action SARDAM TRIBUTE, which this year pays tribute to the Cypriot prose writer Ivi Meleagrou (1928-), through the artistic lens of the musician Lefteris Moumtzis. SARDAM SOLO/GROUP as a parallel event during the last day of the festival will continue this year as well, presenting a longer literary performance by international writers-performers. This year’s GUEST OF HONOUR will be the Italian poet-performer and inspirer of the terms “pre-textual poetry” and “epigenetic poetry” Giovanni Fontana (1946-). Moreover, for the first time, this year, a site-specific creative writing workshop on Travel Literature will take place in Paphos. This year’s programme also includes a lecture by the awarded writer and academic Thodoris Rakopoulos.

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