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I FEEL YOUR COMING: Poem by Christos Dikbasanis

You come from the Universe
Inside a golden box
you bring me the gift of life
You reverently place in my hands

I feel your coming
I feel you next to me
I hear your breath
You smell vanilla and basil
Your fingers are wet from interstellar travel
You tenderly caress my dreams and desires
You carefully collect the drops of my sweat
You gaze upon the firmament with your piercing eyes
urging me to come up there with you
But I have so many obligations
and so many regrets down here on Earth
I don’t have time for travels

You hold a bundle of golden corn ears
in your hands
plucked from the field of your dreams
that you didn’t get to bring to life
You wet your hair with the foam
of the early summer sea
You open one last bottle of wine
with a rich flavor from the passage of centuries
which were irretrievably lost
Above us a bright sun
blows my mind

You come from the Universe
tenderly show me that our common future
isn’t here on the Earth but beyond in the stars
in the deep embrace of infinity
We belong there
me and you my lonely star
first love of my life

Christos Dikbasanis

About the Author

Christos Dikbasanis, born in Thessaloniki in 1961, is a poet, writer, and scholar of religions with a Master’s Degree in Religious Studies from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. Renowned for his poetry, essays, and short stories, Dikbasanis has been published in numerous national and international literary journals. His poems have been adapted for the stage by theatrical groups and included in prestigious literary encyclopedias. Dikbasanis has authored several poetry collections and books, reflecting his deep interests in humanity, nature, the universe, anthropology, mythology, and religious history. His work has garnered significant recognition, including national and international awards, and translations into English, Spanish, and Italian. He is a member of several literary societies and continues to influence the literary world through his profound and evocative writings.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) – PIAF 2024

1. What is the theme for PIAF 2024?

The theme for this year is “Agni: The Element of Fire.” It symbolizes passion, transformation, and resilience, and also addresses global issues such as Global Warming. All artworks should connect to this theme either philosophically or in relation to environmental concerns.

2. Who can participate in the festival?

Artists from all countries are eligible to participate. Both professional and amateur artists are welcome. Participants must be at least 18 years old.

3. What are the categories for submission?

The categories for submission include:

  • Paintings
  • Sculptures
  • Photography
  • Music
  • Dance
  • Theatre
  • Other Visual Arts There is also a special category for artworks created using recycled or repurposed items.

4. How do I submit my artwork?

To submit your artwork, follow these steps:

  • After the registration process, send high-resolution images or videos of your work to wcifcentral@gmail.com.
  • Provide a brief description (300-500 words) explaining the concept, medium, and how it relates to the theme.
  • Ensure all submissions are received by July 30, 2024.

5. What file formats are accepted?

  • Images: JPEG or PNG, minimum resolution 300 dpi.
  • Videos: MP4, maximum duration 10 minutes.
  • Audio Files: MP3 or WAV.
  • Documents: PDF or DOCX for written descriptions and supporting documents.

6. Is there a submission fee?

Yes, there is a nominal submission fee to cover administrative costs. Detailed information about the fee is available on the registration page.

7. How will my work be evaluated?

Submissions will undergo an initial review for adherence to guidelines and theme relevance. Selected works will then be evaluated by our esteemed international jury, chaired by Nuccio Mula. The criteria include originality, creativity, technical skill, and thematic relevance.

8. When will I know if my artwork has been selected?

Artists will be notified of the results via email by September 15, 2024.

9. What are the benefits of participating?

Participants gain global exposure, demonstrate commitment to humanitarian values, enhance their search presence on the worldwide web, compete for prestigious awards, and have the opportunity to visit Athens, Greece. Selected artists may also feature in the Global Artisan Chronicle 2024.

10. What does hybrid mode mean?

Hybrid mode means the festival will have both virtual and physical components. There will be physical events in selected countries, and selected works will also be displayed during the Global Vision Summit, planned as a culmination of PIAF and PILF.

11. Where and when will the festival take place?

The festival will take place globally in a hybrid mode from August 1-31, 2024.

12. How can I contact the festival organizers?

For any queries or further information, please contact us at:

13. How do I register for the festival?

You can register for the festival by clicking on the following links:

14. What awards are available for participants?

At the end of the festival, we will be declaring the Panorama International Arts Awards 2024. These include:

  • Panorama Global Icon Award for lifetime achievement in various areas.
  • Panorama International Arts Awards 2024.
  • Panorama International Youth Arts Awards.
  • Special Jury Awards.

Awardees will have the opportunity to visit Athens, Greece to receive their awards (terms and conditions apply).

Panorama International Arts Festival 2024 – Artist Guidelines

Ignite Your Spirit, Fuel the Flame of Humanity

We are thrilled to invite artists worldwide to participate in the 4th edition of the Panorama International Arts Festival (PIAF) 2024, organized by the Writers Capital International Foundation. This year, we embrace the theme “Agni: The Element of Fire,” symbolizing passion, transformation, and resilience, and addressing pressing global issues such as Global Warming.

Here’s everything you need to know to participate:

Categories for Submission

Artists can submit their work in the following categories:

  • Paintings
  • Sculptures
  • Photography
  • Music
  • Dance
  • Theatre
  • Short Film
  • Other Visual Arts

We are also excited to introduce a special category for artworks created using recycled or repurposed items. Showcase your innovation and commitment to sustainability!

Submission Guidelines

To ensure your artwork is considered for PIAF 2024, please adhere to the following guidelines:

1. Online Registration:

Complete the registration form on visiting the links below:

Global: https://rzp.io/l/PIAF2024Global
India: https://rzp.io/l/PIAF2024India

2. Artwork Submission:

Images: JPEG or PNG, minimum resolution 300 dpi.
Videos: MP4, maximum duration 10 minutes.
Audio Files: MP3 or WAV.
Documents: PDF or DOCX for written descriptions and supporting documents.

Send high-resolution images or videos of your work to wcifcentral@gmail.com along with a brief description (300-500 words) explaining the concept, medium, and how it relates to the theme.

3. Submission Fee:

A nominal submission fee is required to cover administrative costs. Detailed information about the fee is available on the registration page.

4. Deadline:

Ensure all submissions are received by July 30, 2024.

Evaluation Process

1. Initial Review:

Submissions will undergo an initial review for adherence to guidelines and theme relevance.

2. Jury Evaluation:

Selected works will be evaluated by our esteemed international jury, chaired by Nuccio Mula. The criteria include originality, creativity, technical skill, and thematic relevance.

3. Notification:

Artists will be notified of the results via email by September 15, 2024.

Why Participate?

Global Exposure:

Showcase your work to an international audience and gain recognition from art enthusiasts and critics worldwide.

Show Your Commitment to Humanity:

Promote humanitarian values and cultural exchange through your artistic contributions.

Enhanced Search Presence:

Elevate your profile with increased visibility on the worldwide web.

Prestigious Awards:

Compete for awards in various categories, enhancing your credibility in the arts.

Visit Athens, Greece:

Experience the historic and cultural richness of Athens, a city that has inspired artists for centuries.

Feature in Global Artisan Chronicle 2024:

Selected artists may feature in our upcoming Global Artisan Chronicle, an international publication featuring artists.

Festival Mode

PIAF 2024 will be held in a hybrid mode, meaning the festival will have both virtual and physical components. There will be physical events in selected countries, and selected works will also be displayed during the Global Vision Summit, planned as a culmination of PIAF and PILF.

Awards

At the end of the festival, we will be declaring the Panorama International Arts Awards 2024, which include:

  • Panorama Global Icon Award for lifetime achievement in various areas.
  • Panorama International Arts Awards 2024.
  • Panorama International Youth Arts Awards.
  • Special Jury Awards.

Awardees will have the opportunity to visit Athens, Greece to receive their awards (terms and conditions apply).

How to Register

You can register for the festival by clicking on the following links:

Global: https://rzp.io/l/PIAF2024Global
India: https://rzp.io/l/PIAF2024India

For any queries or further information, please contact us at:

Email: wcifcentral@gmail.com

Join us in this extraordinary event and be part of a global movement that ignites the spirit and fuels the flame of humanity.

#GlobalArts #HumanitarianValues #FireTheme #Agni #ArtFestival #AthensGreece #RecycledArt #CulturalExchange #GlobalWarming #ArtistsUnite

Whispers of the Soul by Silla Maria Campanini Released at Global Vision Summit 2024

Athens, Greece — The literary world rejoiced as “Whispers of the Soul,” a mesmerizing collection of poems by renowned Italian artist and poet Silla Maria Campanini, was unveiled during the Global Vision Summit 2024. This significant event, held in the heart of Athens, brought together luminaries from diverse fields to celebrate the power of literature and the arts.

“Whispers of the Soul” is a testament to Campanini’s unparalleled ability to weave poetry and prose into a seamless tapestry that transcends the boundaries of time and space. This collection invites readers on an extraordinary journey through the depths of the soul, offering a profound exploration of human emotions and experiences. Each poem resonates with the timeless beauty of the written word, reflecting Campanini’s mastery as both a visionary artist and a profound writer.

The release of this anthology was one of the highlights of the summit, which has been a beacon of unity and cultural exchange. Attendees, including intellectuals, artists, and literary enthusiasts from around the globe, gathered to witness the unveiling of Campanini’s latest work. The atmosphere was charged with anticipation and admiration as the audience delved into the evocative verses that comprise “Whispers of the Soul.”

Campanini’s work is celebrated for its ability to evoke deep emotion and introspection, guiding readers through a journey of self-discovery and reflection. Her poetry captures the essence of the human spirit, exploring themes of love, loss, hope, and transcendence. The collection is a harmonious blend of lyrical beauty and philosophical depth, offering readers a unique and enriching literary experience.

“Whispers of the Soul” stands as a shining example of contemporary poetry’s ability to connect with readers on a profound level. Campanini’s artistry is evident in every line, drawing readers into a world where the boundaries between reality and imagination blur, and the soul’s whispers are heard with clarity and grace.

The Global Vision Summit 2024, hosted by the Writers Capital International Foundation, has once again proven to be a pivotal event in the literary calendar. By bringing together voices from diverse cultures and disciplines, the summit fosters a spirit of global unity and mutual understanding. The release of “Whispers of the Soul” underscores this mission, highlighting the universal appeal and transformative power of poetry.

As the world embraces “Whispers of the Soul,” readers are invited to immerse themselves in Silla Maria Campanini’s enchanting verses. This collection is not just a testament to her literary prowess but also a celebration of the human condition, reminding us of the beauty and complexity of our shared journey. The Global Vision Summit 2024 has set a new benchmark for literary excellence, and Campanini’s work will undoubtedly leave an indelible mark on the hearts and minds of readers worldwide.

The Art of Haiku & Tanka: New Anthology by Mou Modhubontee Released at Global Vision Summit 2024

Athens, Greece — On the second day of the Global Vision Summit 2024, the literary world witnessed the release of “The Art of Haiku & Tanka,” an anthology of 100 English haikus by the celebrated poet and cultural advocate, Mou Modhubontee. This highly anticipated collection was unveiled in a ceremony that underscored the summit’s theme of fostering global literary and cultural exchange.

“The Art of Haiku & Tanka” captures fleeting moments and emotions, offering readers a profound glimpse into the human experience through the lens of nature and resilience. Each verse in this anthology invites readers to pause, reflect, and connect with the world’s purest essence. The haikus, characterized by their brevity and depth, embody the timeless beauty of simplicity, while the tankas extend this poetic form with additional layers of meaning and nuance.

Mou Modhubontee, renowned for her evocative poetry and cultural advocacy, has once again demonstrated her mastery of the poetic form. Her haikus are not just mere reflections of the external world but are windows into the soul, capturing the ephemeral beauty of life with an exquisite sensitivity. The anthology promises to take readers on a serene voyage for the soul, offering moments of tranquility and introspection.

The release event was attended by esteemed delegates, intellectuals, and literary enthusiasts from around the world, who gathered to celebrate this significant contribution to contemporary literature. The anthology was praised for its ability to transcend cultural and linguistic barriers, resonating with a universal audience.

“The Art of Haiku & Tanka” is more than just a collection of poems; it is a testament to the power of words to heal, inspire, and unite. Each haiku serves as a reminder of the beauty found in everyday moments, urging readers to find solace and strength in nature’s embrace.

The Global Vision Summit 2024, hosted by the Writers Capital International Foundation, has been a beacon of unity and cultural exchange, bringing together voices from diverse backgrounds to celebrate the arts and literature. The release of Mou Modhubontee’s anthology is a highlight of this year’s summit, exemplifying the event’s commitment to promoting literary excellence and fostering global connections.

As attendees of the summit immerse themselves in the tranquil beauty of “The Art of Haiku & Tanka,” they are reminded of the enduring power of poetry to capture the essence of human experience and to bridge the gaps between cultures. Mou Modhubontee’s latest work stands as a poignant tribute to the art of haiku and tanka, inviting readers to embark on a journey of reflection and discovery.

Global Vision Summit 2024: Poet Ambika Ananth Honored with Global Icon Award for Lifetime Contributions to Literature

Global Vision Summit 2024: Poet Ambika Ananth Honored with Global Icon Award for Lifetime Contributions to Literature

Athens, Greece — The Global Vision Summit 2024, hosted by the Writers Capital International Foundation, reached its crescendo as Poet Ambika Ananth was awarded the prestigious Global Icon Award 2024 for her lifetime contributions to the field of literature. This accolade, the most prominent award offered by the Foundation, recognizes Ananth’s remarkable impact on contemporary Indian literature.

Ambika Ananth stands as a luminary in the rich tapestry of contemporary Indian literature, a multifaceted storyteller who effortlessly weaves tales in both English and Telugu. With thirteen published works, she has ventured fearlessly into the realms of poetry, prose, translation, short stories, and creative writings, leaving an indelible mark on the literary landscape.

As one of the visionary Founder Editors of ‘Muse India,’ a literary e-journal showcasing the diverse richness of Indian regional literatures in English, Ambika has been a guiding force, nurturing and promoting emerging voices. Her commitment to championing diverse narratives has earned accolades from readers and writers alike, making ‘Muse India’ a beacon in the literary world.

Ambika’s poetry, resonant with deep emotion and profound introspection, has transcended borders, finding a home in numerous national and international anthologies. Her luminous verses have graced the esteemed pages of Sahitya Akademi’s Indian Literature, a testament to the impact of her evocative words on a global scale.

Beyond her poetic endeavors, Ambika Ananth is a formidable presence in the realm of journalism. Her thought-provoking articles in the Deccan Herald and insightful reviews for The Hindu’s Friday Review supplement have enriched the cultural discourse, offering readers a unique perspective on a myriad of topics.

Recognizing the transformative power of literature for young minds, Ambika has dedicated herself to bringing the joy of storytelling to children. Through her translation work for Pratham Books and Katha, she has bridged linguistic and cultural gaps, breathing new life into captivating tales for young readers.

In addition to honoring Ambika Ananth, the Global Vision Summit 2024 featured the release of three notable books: “Whispers of the Soul” by renowned Italian artist and poet Silla Maria Campanini, “The Art of Haiku & Tanka,” an anthology of 100 English haikus by celebrated poet and cultural advocate Mou Modhubontee, and “Phoenix Rhapsody,” a captivating collection of poems by Preetha VR. These releases underscored the summit’s celebration of literary excellence and its commitment to fostering a global community of writers and thinkers.

The summit, held in the heart of Athens, brought together intellectuals, litterateurs, artists, doctors, entrepreneurs, and representatives from diverse cognitive domains. It underscored the theme “Bridging Worlds, Uniting Visions,” fostering understanding and cooperation among cultures and nations.

As the Global Vision Summit 2024 concluded, it left an indelible mark on all attendees, celebrating the enduring power of literature and the arts to bring positive change to the world. Ambika Ananth’s recognition with the Global Icon Award 2024 serves as a testament to her lifelong dedication to the written word and her unwavering commitment to enriching the literary world.

Echoes of Serenity: A Review of Johanna Devadayavu’s ‘Flight of a Turtledove’

It’s indeed a pride and privilege to receive a copy of the latest anthology of poems from the author herself. The delight is doubled when the anthology is gifted by the poet. At the very outset, I would like to place on record my heartfelt love and gratitude to Johanna D.S. Chittranjan Madam for hosting us at her haven, Laharinagar. The auguries of an auspicious rendezvous made me realize and know more in detail about a philanthropist like Madam Johanna. Without further ado, let me come directly to the Flight of a Turtledove published by Writers International Edition. I could not resist myself unfurling the pages of the lovely book where she has given multifarious impressions to the stages of her daily life.

“Poetry is not only dream and vision; it is the skeleton architecture of our lives”, says the renowned American writer and philosopher, Audre Lorde. Poetry is considered an excellent expression of the pent-up emotions couched in real flesh and blood. It speaks to the hearts and remains as a reverberation of multicolored impressions blooming from the shards of experiences. The loftiest and untamed human emotions find a voice through the sanguine medium of language.

Johanna D.S. Chittranjan, a staunch voice in the poetic realm has emerged as a cooling breeze rustling through her weaving of words and images. Ms. Johanna who has been living in South India for the past 40 years, hailing from Switzerland has emerged triumphant in painting the rhythm of her daily life in simple and powerful words with a blend of unparalleled imageries. Her poetic lines make one traverse through the ensemble of one human persona in myriad forms; a beloved wife, a loving mother, a caring grandmother, a hardcore philanthropist, a born pantheist, and whatnot! The soul-stirring collection of 51 poems made me finish reading them off in a single go.

As the title suggests, The Flight of a Turtledove is a collection of poems that articulate her boundless love for peace and kindness. The poet like a turtledove endeavors to share the soothing power of love and the indomitable strength it upholds. The hustle and bustle of human beings in the world of verbal visual chats and online interactions, their upended life during the testing times of the COVID-19 pandemic, and the confessional outlook of the poet: all these assorted experiences evince the soulful flight of a turtledove. The poet has unraveled her feelings with the touch of reality in her raw and honest words etched in poetic essence with nature as her objective correlative. Her insights on life are molded through the umpteen occurrences she has seen, felt, breathed, and experienced in her life. The poems ‘My Dwelling -Place’, ‘The Moringa’, ‘An ode to the Soul’, ‘Wow- Woman’, ‘A Boy’s Lovely Kite’, ‘Farewell Brother’, ‘Husband’, ‘Embracing Life’, ‘New Year’ ‘To be Love’ etc. makes one feel that they are the motifs churned out from the lifeblood of the poet. The poet has diligently given an account of the blissful flow of life in ‘Now’.

Most of her verses are sheer reflections of the poet’s personal experience. The opening poem ‘My Dwelling- Place’ enables one to appreciate the grandeur of the homeland and accept the warmth of the land that offers her ‘clarity from the endless maze. Her diasporic expressions are explicit in

“ Switzerland, a land of natural beauty
With cheese and chocolates in bounty”

A sense of solace or satisfaction pervades in many of the poems. Her deep sense of appreciation and adoration for her mother is manifested in her lines. She is too full of the milk of human kindness and her motherly feelings make one empathetic about the divine umbilical connection that persists in her for the ones who still carry the 23 of her chromosomes albeit they are geographically different and distant. Time, the subtle chief of youth has taken her beautiful, chubby baby girls. Their memories still resonate in her:

“You liked the song ‘Twinkle twinkle little star… up above the world so high…’ one day one of you asked me, “Mummy, why can’t we sing Ammabove’?- The geese, instead of goose-vathu, were called ‘vasgootu’. The mango instead of mampazham you named ‘mazhabam’. – A descending aeroplane you called ‘erango-plane’. – A song book you named ‘pusta-paadakam’ instead of paatu-pustakam”

These fond recollections of a kind and caring mother exemplify the naïve and incoherent queries of my three-and-a-half-year-old baby boy. I could sense how a mother’s heart beats and feels for her babies no matter how far they go and grow. She teaches us to become the love that is ‘caring, forgiving, serene and calm’. Her love for her better half serves as a paragon of love. The magical and mystical power of rain makes one yearn for a drizzle:

“Music of the rain
A joyful refrain”
Feeling with nature
Relieved from torture”

These lines took me back to the poem I liked the most during my early twenties penned by the great Romantic poet, William Wordsworth: “ Nature never did betray the heart that loved her”. Her pantheistic emotions are eloquent in poems like ‘A Story of Love’ in particular.

“Every lovely tree
In Laharinagar has
A story to tell
In quietness
One can hear
Their conversations
A Story of Love”

How can one not fall for the magnificence of these lively verses? Her experiences have given life to these lines. Having been to her haven of Laharinagar now makes me feel she has madly fallen for the sweet sounds, ecstasies, and harmonies of the green pastoral landscape that flourishes her creative scapes. The poem “What’s Ahead? portrays the predicament of the modern man filled with ego, androids, computers, and the internet. She urges us to embrace our life with ‘lo-fi’ (love fidelity) as our life on this earth is precious and clear. She reminds us to follow a new ‘recipe for wellness’ adding

“1 TS of gratitude, of confidence, of courage
1 cup of Faith, of Hope, of Trust
2 cups of Forgiveness, of Satisfaction
Of Charity, of each-
After adding, set them aside to absorb
Deeply for 1 hour in Meditation.”

The poet’s philosophy of life makes us comprehend the healing effect of soul, mind, and body that will enable us to transform into love. Her feminist emotions are aroused in ‘Wow-Woman’ which gives an account of a lady who begins a new era of her life on the very wedding day:

“Getting up early every morning
She washes, cooks, serves, cleans,
Manages, cares, prays and cheers,
All day long while charmingly smiling”

She asks us whether the Wow- woman is acknowledged or accepted in real or not. Her insights on life and nature are thought-provoking in poems like ‘Moringa’ and ‘A Story of Love’. Many poems in this collection remain as evidence of the poet’s lived experiences that will surely make the readers marvel or feel empathetic.

Ms. Chittranjan’s poetry offers solace as well as solutions to the day-to-day life complexities of a normal human being who remains aloof from nature and the self. Her adoption of readable style, short words, a handful of poetic lines, and insightful themes of peace set the ground for a great clarity of vision. In a way, her poems take the flight of a turtledove unlocking the heart of the readers bestowing an antidote to their ambivalent psyche. Her rich armory of the word will alter one’s recess by the time one finishes reading and many sporadic writers like me could feel the urge to redraw and redefine the patterns of her verses with the divine power of love.

I don’t wish to elaborate on the pulse of the poems in detail as I wish to keep something afresh for the upcoming readers to read, think, and decipher Ms. Johanna’s poetic expressions. My utmost love and wishes to the graceful Turtledove. Looking forward to reading your poems of profundity.

“The river met the ocean after a voyage-long
The depth beckoning where you belong
Merged in the vastness of the ocean-wide
A tiny sparkling water drop am I”

As the poet Johanna D.S. Chittranhan wishes, let her remain like a tiny sparkling in the vastness of the ocean spreading her rays of hope and aspirations for her fellow beings through the uniqueness of her novel verses. Let her go on with her untiring journey soaring high in the skies and seas of her poetic frenzy!

About the Author

Dr Aparna Ajith writer and her travel experience in goaDr. Aparna Ajith serves as an Assistant Professor in the PG Department of English at Sree Narayana College for Women, Kollam affiliated with the University of Kerala. She is the author of Musings of Venus, An anthology of poems. She is the recipient of the Panorama Global Youth Literary Award 2020. She is one of the recipients of the Kerala State Chalachitra Academy Research Grant 2020. Being a freelance journalist, she writes and translates articles for the Information and Public Relations Department, Govt. of Kerala. She is an avid reader and blogger who dabbles in the world of prose and verse. Having lived in four Indian cities and a quaint hamlet, she soars high in the sky of artistic imagination wielding her realistic and diasporic impressions. Her academic and creative pursuits bestowed her the opportunity to travel to 18 states and 2 union territories in the country and get a glimpse of their varied cultures. Beyond her professional pursuits, she finds joy in navigating the highs and lows of life alongside her beloved baby, Anvik Sujeeth, whose presence often breathes life into her poetic expressions.

PANORAMA INTERNATIONAL LITERATURE FESTIVAL HONORS DISTINGUISHED AUTHORS WITH GOLDEN BOOK AWARDS

In a celebration of literary excellence, the Panorama International Literature Festival proudly announces the recipients of the prestigious Panorama Golden Book Awards. These awards recognize outstanding literary works across various genres and honor the exceptional talent and creativity of authors from around the globe.

The esteemed awardees in the Panorama Golden Book Awards category include:

  • Santosh Nambiar for “The Art of Conscious Balance”
  • Christos Belles for “Diotima”
  • Luisa Camere for “Cargaditos de Amor”
  • Margarita Salirrosas Sánchez for “Cargaditos de Amor”
  • Nikolas Alexandrinos for “Che Guevara”
  • Dr. Miltiadis Dovas for “Contemplations”
  • Letizia Caiazzo for “Sul Filo di un Feeling”
  • Christos Dikbasanis for “Journey to Infinity”
  • Dr. Aparna Pradhan for “नारी अस्मिता”
  • Tania Theodosiou for “The Crystal Tear Of The Moon”
  • Dr. Gloriana Selvanathan for “Truth is Silenced”
  • Attrayee Chatterjee for “Musing by a Riverbank”
  • Ambika Ananth for “Cascades”
  • Poonam Chawla Sood for “TORN – A Patchwork of Moonlit emotions”
  • Dr Srilakshmi Adhyapak for “The Song Divine”
  • Lily Swarn for “The divine dialect of flowers”

Additionally, the Youth Awards recognize promising young talents, with accolades presented to:

  • Mary Anne Zammit for “Voices in the Dark”
  • Marco Carrer for “Strano Amore”
  • Shehla Ashkar for “The Voice of Silence”
  • Vasiliki Dragouni for “Prophecies Untold”
  • Hein Min Htun for “Crescendo”
  • Alessio Arena for “The Sky in Two”
  • Maria Grazia Carnà for “Blu ionico”
  • Gargi Sarkhel Bagchi for “Two Cents For My Thoughts”

Special Jury Awards were also bestowed upon deserving authors, including:

  • Nikos Markeas for “Legendary Runners”
  • Christos Sanos for “The Owl and the King”
  • Franco Leone for “Dal Parco Dell’ Alta Murgia al Mare”
  • Foteini Georgantaki-Psychogiou for “On Homer’s Hospitable Shores”

Prof. Preeth Padmanabhan Nambiar, President of the Writers Capital International Foundation, expressed his delight at witnessing the recognition of vibrant literary works from diverse cultures during the Panorama International Literature Festival. He emphasized the festival’s commitment to celebrating literary diversity and fostering cross-cultural dialogue through the universal language of literature.

On behalf of the Panorama International Literature Festival, Secretary-General Prof. Irene Doura Kavadia too extended her heartfelt congratulations to all the awardees and expressed gratitude for their invaluable contributions to the world of literature.

Patricia Magdalena Soto Vieyra

Patricia Magdalena Soto Vieyra: Bridging Borders Through Literature and Culture

In the realm of international literature and cultural exchange, one name shines brightly as a beacon of creativity, passion, and organizational brilliance: Patricia Magdalena Soto Vieyra. Hailing from San Juan del Río, Querétaro, Mexico, Patricia has carved a remarkable path, leaving an indelible mark on the global literary scene.

At the heart of her endeavors lies her role as the Coordinator of the Panorama International Literature Festival, a prestigious platform under the aegis of the Writers Capital Foundation. In this capacity, Patricia showcases not only her organizational prowess but also her unwavering commitment to fostering dialogue and collaboration among writers from around the world. Her dedication to promoting cultural exchange through literature is evident in every aspect of her work.

Additionally, Patricia serves as the Coordinator at the Royal International Academy of Art and Literature, further solidifying her position as a key player in the global artistic community. Through her involvement in this esteemed institution, she continues to champion the importance of artistic expression as a means of connecting people across borders and cultures.

One of Patricia’s most significant contributions to cross-cultural exchange is her role as the Coordinator for Mexico at the Albap Luso Brazilian Academy of Arts and Poetry. Here, she actively facilitates dialogue and collaboration between Mexico and the Lusophone world, bridging linguistic and cultural divides with her passion and dedication.

Patricia’s influence extends beyond her organizational roles; she is also a prolific writer in her own right. With two books to her name and contributions to numerous anthologies in both English and Spanish, she has made a significant impact on contemporary literature. Her works resonate with readers around the world, transcending linguistic boundaries and enriching the global literary landscape.

As a seasoned speaker, Patricia has graced poetry gatherings and international colloquiums with her insights and perspectives, captivating audiences with her eloquence and passion. Her participation in the first virtual book fair in Spain is a testament to her adaptability and willingness to embrace innovative platforms for literary discourse.

Beyond her creative pursuits, Patricia is also known for her role as a cultural talk show host, where she engages with fellow artists and intellectuals to explore diverse facets of culture and society. Her collaborative efforts and adeptness as a cultural manager further exemplify her commitment to nurturing artistic endeavors and promoting cross-cultural understanding.

In essence, Patricia Magdalena Soto Vieyra represents the epitome of literary excellence, cultural diplomacy, and organizational acumen. Her contributions transcend borders, enriching the global literary landscape and fostering connections that transcend geographical and linguistic boundaries. As she continues to inspire and empower writers and artists from around the world, her impact on the international literary community will undoubtedly endure for years to come.

Milica Jeftimijević Lilić: A Luminary of Literature and Cultural Activism

Milica Jeftimijević Lilić, a distinguished figure in the literary world, illuminates the realms of poetry, prose, and cultural activism with her profound insights and unwavering dedication. With a rich academic background and a passion for promoting world literature, Milica’s contributions transcend borders and languages, earning her recognition both nationally and internationally.

Born into a world of words and ideas, Milica embarked on her academic journey at the Faculty of Philosophy in Pristina, where she laid the foundations of her literary prowess. Graduating with distinction, she further honed her skills, earning a master’s degree in philological sciences at the esteemed University of Belgrade. Her academic pursuits set the stage for a prolific career marked by scholarly excellence and creative innovation.

Milica’s influence extends beyond the confines of academia. As a professor at the University of Pristina and an editor at Belgrade T.V., she wielded her pen and her voice to champion the power of literature and the arts in shaping societal discourse and cultural consciousness. Her role as a cultural activist and promoter of world literature underscores her commitment to fostering cross-cultural dialogue and understanding.

A true polymath, Milica’s literary oeuvre spans poetry, short stories, and essays, with over 30 published works to her name. Translated into more than 30 languages, her writings resonate with readers across the globe, transcending linguistic and cultural barriers. Her evocative prose and poignant verse offer glimpses into the human condition, exploring themes of love, loss, identity, and resilience with a rare depth of insight and sensitivity.

Milica’s literary achievements have not gone unnoticed. She has been honored with several national and international awards, acknowledging her contributions to the literary landscape and her dedication to advancing the cause of literature and culture. As Vice President of the Association of Writers of Serbia, she has played a pivotal role in shaping the literary scene and fostering a vibrant community of writers and intellectuals.

Beyond her literary pursuits, Milica is a respected academician of the Slavic Academy in Varna and holds the prestigious title of Honorary Doctor of Literature from the European Institute for Roma Studies. Her affiliation with the Italian Council for Science and Law in Rome, under the auspices of UNESCO, underscores her global reach and her commitment to promoting intercultural exchange and collaboration.

Milica Jeftimijević Lilić’s legacy is one of intellectual curiosity, creative brilliance, and unwavering advocacy for the transformative power of literature and culture. Her life’s work stands as a testament to the enduring relevance of the written word in shaping hearts and minds, bridging divides, and fostering a more inclusive and enlightened world.