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Upcoming weekend full of words

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Lovers of the word, literature fans and spoken word enthusiasts rejoice! The 9th Sardam interdisciplinary literature festival is coming up on September 24, 25 and 26 in Limassol and Nicosia.

Participating in the festival are writers/performers and other artists from Cyprus and abroad who will share original experiences of writing and reading as well as innovative presentations/performances of literature through a variety of events and workshops. Their common ground will be the combination of literature and spoken word with traditional and modern means of expression like theatre, technology, slamming, visual arts, sound poetry and so on.

This year’s Sardam, due to Covid-19, will combine live readings/performances with pre-recorded acts while the workshops will be live.

Nine writers from Greece, Cyprus, the UK, the USA and Argentina will participate in this year’s festival at its two main events. First is a literary performance on September 24 at Sinergio in Limassol and then another at ARTos Foundation in Nicosia on the following evening, both starting at 8pm.

Two workshops are planned for Sunday 26, beginning with a creative writing workshop in Greek by Dimitris Tanoudis. Held at MeMeraki Artist Residency, Tanoudis’ workshop is called Rewriting Genesis: change of perspective in the beginning of the world, and will last three hours, starting at 11am. Then from 3pm to 6pm, UK writer Hannah Silva will lead a workshop on poetry and poetry performance titled Writing with the voice, this one in English. Each workshop costs €20 or a ticket can be bought if attending both for €30.


9th Sardam Festival

Festival with literary performances on September 24 at Sinergio, Limassol and September 25 ARTos Foundation, Nicosia. 8pm. €5. Creative writing workshop in Greek. September 26. 11am-2pm. Poetry and poetry performance workshop in English. 3pm-6pm. MeMeraki Artist Residency on 91A Ellados street, Limassol. €20 each or €30 for both. Reservations: 99-846645


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