“Thraka” is a non-profit company based in Larisa. Our main activities are publishing poetry books and online and printed magazine “Thraka”, organizing the Thessalian Poetry Festival, and literary residencies. We aim to promote activities that contribute to the cultural development of Thessaly, and to bring contemporary Greek literature to the domestic readership and abroad.
Ever since the festival’s first edition and during its later expansion, the reactions of the poets and the local community were overwhelmingly positive. The embracing from the city of Larisa sealed this ten-year course, with its main feature being the unprecedented attendance of the audience.
The festival is growing every year, both in the duration, and the versatility of its program, which is enriched every year with poetry nights, performances, artistic interventions, and social actions. Every year tributes are made to an honoured town or region, from which poets are invited at the festival. Since 2020, the festival started having different European countries in focus.