On Wednesday, June 29, 2022, the 1st Chania Book Festival opens its gates to the public, which is held by the Municipality of Chania, in co-organization with the Region of Crete and with the support of the Ministry of Culture and Sports.
In the evening of the same day, at 21:00, the official opening ceremony will take place at the “Mikis Theodorakis” Theater. An event will follow at the jetty of Fortezza, where the actor and poet Dimitris Kataleifos will read poems by himself, but also by other favorite poets who defined him.
During a press conference held at the Center for Mediterranean Architecture today, Tuesday 28 June, the Deputy Governor of Chania, Nikos Kalogeris, the Mayor of Chania, Panagiotis Simandirakis, the Deputy Mayor of Culture of Chania, Giannis Giannakis, the new director institution of the city.
The 1st Chania Book Festival will last from Wednesday, June 29 until Sunday, July 3 at the Mikis Theodorakis Theater, at the Great Arsenal (Center for Mediterranean Architecture), at the Giali Mosque, at the “Chrysostomos” Philological Association and elsewhere Fortress, Chania Art Space). More than 100 speakers – authors from Greece, Cyprus, France, Spain, Italy, Great Britain, Ukraine and Peru, publishers, academics, translators – take part in more than 60 presentations, discussions, seminars, concerts, documentary screenings, melodic fairy tales and theatrical analogies of books of contemporary Greek and foreign prose, poetry, essay, children’s literature, by Gutenberg, Agra, Aparsis, Dioptra, Ekremena, Kreimes, Keriemis, Ereisma Metronomos, Minoas, Patakis, Polis, Potamos, Pyxida tis Polis, Radamanthis, etc.
The 1st Chania Book Festival will explore the concept of border and border in the fields of literature, history and international politics, with the central theme “On the borders” and the thematic axes “Borders in Europe”, “The borders of history and Literature “,” Crossing the borders of refugees “,” Crete as a border “, and” Mikis Theodorakis: An intellectual outside borders “.