The GENOA INTERNATIONAL POETRY FESTIVAL “PAROLE SPALANCATE” (wide open words) has been founded in 1995 and it is the biggest and oldest poetry event in Italy.
It presents poetry in relation to other art forms (music, video and cinema, theater, visual and plastic arts, dance) and the new media.
Over the years the Festival has created other international events in France, Belgium, Austria, Germany, Japan and Finland.
Since 2004 the section “Poetical reconstruction of the universe” presents some possible future scenarios through the participation of poets, writers, creatives, artists, architects, designers, webmasters with seminars, conferences and exhibitions.
In 2015 Parole spalancate has founded the platform Versopolis with other 14 European poetry festivals and the support of European Union (Programme Creative Europe)
Every year the Festival organizes the “Bloomsday”, the integral reading of the Joyce’s masterpiece “Ulysses” by more than 100 readers (amateurs and professional) in 20 locations of the old town of Genoa.
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