Parole Libere is a Festival of Italian Poetry in Canada organized by the Italian Cultural Centre in Vancouver, BC. It is open to all those who love the Italian language: from children to elders, from beginner students to native speakers. This event will be a meeting point for amateur and professional writers, language instructors and anyone who loves Italian poetry and culture. It will be an opportunity to understand what poetry is, how to read it, and how creative writing happens. 

The first edition’s theme is Avvicinamenti (“Gatherings”). In times of social distancing and border closures, the Festival’s events will explore how poetry can help us reconnect with one another.

The Festival consists of two cultural offerings: a series of virtual events featuring poets and poetry experts, and an Italian poetry contest.

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