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21st March – Ιnternational Poetry Day 2018

21st March – Ιnternational Poetry Day 2018
Events at the University of Thessaly
On the Occasion of the International Poetry Day

This is the 10th consecutive year that the University of Thessaly celebrates the International Poetry Day. The organized events are an integral part of the celebration of the University’s 30th year of operation, with the participation of:
· The Department of Early Childhood Education
· The Department of Elementary Education
· The Sector of Literature and Children’s Books, Dept. of Early Childhood Education Workshop on Word and Culture
· The Magnesia Association of Scholars
· The Panhellenic Club of the Friends of Storytelling [P.C.F.S.]

Activities are starting on 20/3, Tuesday, afternoon. The Poetry Group of Students 2018 will prepare the Poetry Column, at the “Dome” (Tholos), University Central building. That will host poets’ verses as it has done every year so far.
On 21/3, Wednesday, the activities will be highlighted at 12pm at the same place. The “poetry boats” will carry the message of the day’s celebrations. University students, the Administration staff, the Teaching staff, school students and citizens of Volos may put up their poems as well as read others’ poems on the Poetry Column.
Then, the participants will head towards St Nikolaos Square and read poems dedicated to refugees.
On Wednesday afternoon, in Saratsis Amphitheatre, Delmouzos bldg., at 19.00, the event “meeting with the poets” will take place. Poets Mr. Antonis Skiathas and Ms. Eftyhia-Alexandra Loukidou will be the guests of honor. Students of the Poetry Group 2018  will introduce the invited poets. Mrs Marita Paparousi, and Mrs Tasoula Tsilimeni, Asst. Professor and Professor of the University of Thessaly respectively, will present the poets’ latest poetry collections.