From October 13 to 15, the Director of the Branch of the HFC Mr. Sofronis Paradeisopoulos participated in the 14th Literary Symposium “Cavafy 2017” that took place in Cairo and Alexandria in Egypt.
The Symposium was organized by the Hellenic Foundation for Culture (Athens) in cooperation with the Greek Chamber of the “Friends of Bibliotheca Alexandrina” and with the support of the Ministries of Culture of Egypt and Greece, the Cairo Opera, and the Greek Culture Center in Cairo and held under the auspices of the Embassy of Greece in Cairo and the Bibliotheca Alexandrina.
The opening ceremony took place at the Cairo Opera on Friday, October 13, with the awarding of literary prizes to Arab authors by a Committee appointed by the Ministry of Culture of Egypt. “Friends of Bibliotheca Alexandrina” are sponsoring a concert by Stefanos Korkolis, inspired by Cavafy’s poetry, at the Cairo Opera that evening.
The symposium inauguration ceremony took place on April 14 at the Bibliotheca Alexandrina, where there was an opening of the exhibition “Dramas of authority in historical poems of Cavafy” by Anna Filini.
The first session of the Symposium was dedicated to the memory of the historian Kostis Moskof who initiated the Cavafy symposia.
On October 15, “Friends of Bibliotheca Alexandrina” held a presentation of the book “The Poetic Alphabet” by the Romanian Omonia Publishing House followed by a concert by Stefanos Korkolis, inspired by Cavafy’s poetry.