15th - 19th September 2021
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 fourth Corfu Literary Festival from Wednesday 15th – Sunday 19th September 2021.
In the face of another unsettling year, we have 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, support the Author's XI cricket team, be inspired by discussion and enjoy great company.
It is with great sadness that earlier this year we lost Annabelle's husband and festival co-founder and driving force, Nikos Louvros. Corfu has lost one of its great supporters and we are all the poorer for it. Annabelle says: ‘It was without hesitation that Alex and I agreed to carry the Festival forward and not only to keep the flame alive but to nurture and grow it. Niko would expect nothing less, planning it gives me real focus and Niko’s can-do attitude, boundless sense of fun and daring, the support of others and the wish to simply bring good people together in celebration of fellowship, cricket and Corfu, does and will infect everything we do.’ This year is for you, darling Niko.
Due to maximum audience sizes events are ticketed in advance only via Eventbrite
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