19th - 25th September 2022
When Odysseus lands on Corfu, he is welcomed and cared for by Nausicaä, then taken to the court of King Alcinous. Homer chose Corfu as the place of refuge from which his hero relates the majority of his tale. Since that very earliest literary encounter, Corfu has been a magnet, and a paradise, for writers.
Festival Directors Annabelle Louvros and Alex Preston are delighted to invite you to the fifth Corfu Literary Festival from Monday 19th - Sunday 25th September 2022.
After two difficult but successful and determined years, we have again created a programme of fascinating talks and events, in culturally important venues and beautiful outdoor settings, all of which showcase the timeless charm, character and culture of the island.
Corfu inspires the arts in all its forms and lives by the ethos of philoxenia (hospitality). In September, the island is a riot of wildflowers and sunshine, and we cannot imagine a better place to come together to celebrate the arts, help shake off our sadnesses, support the Author's XI cricket team, be inspired by discussion and enjoy great company on an enchanted island. We are delighted to welcome exceptional speakers, authors, writers and thinkers, both Greek and Philehellene, and will explore a wide range of themes and topics.
Despite the loss of Nikos in 2021, Annabelle says: ‘It was without hesitation that Alex and I agreed to carry the Festival forward and to nurture and grow it. Niko would expect nothing less, planning it gives me real joy and his can-do attitude, boundless sense of fun and daring, enthusing the support of others and the wish to simply bring good people together in celebration of fellowship, cricket and Corfu, does and will always influence everything we do.’
Due to maximum audience sizes events are ticketed in advance only via Eventbrite
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