World Poetry Day: Celebrating our common humanity 0 Reply

A decision to proclaim 21 March as World Poetry Day was adopted during UNESCO’s 30th session held in Paris in 1999 with the objective to support linguistic diversity through poetic expression and to offer endangered languages the opportunity to be heard within their communities. 

Since 1999, every year on 21 March, the World Poetry Day celebrates one of humanity’s most treasured forms of cultural and linguistic expression and identity. Poetry is a driver of common humanity and shared values, a powerful catalyst for dialogue and peace. The World Poetry Day serves also to honour poets, revive oral traditions, promote poetry and especially, bring people together across continents.  

Against this backdrop, Dialogue CafĂ© Network is organising a session to celebrate our common humanity and values and promote intercultural dialogue through poetry. With this purpose, poets from Serbia, Portugal and other countries will be invited to join this session, share their poems in their mother tongue and translate them into English to the audience in an open dialogue and exchange. People interested in joining the session would be able to share poems with the participants to celebrate our common humanity.  

The session will be held on 25 March 2021 from 3pm – 5pm London time and will join participants from Portugal, Serbia and Spain.

  • Graça Melo – Portuguese Association of Poetes – Portugal 
  • Ersan Muhović – Poet and writer, Serbia 
  • Zilha Ragipović – Poet, Serbia 
  • Emina Marukić – Last year’s laureate of the Duga’s poet competition, Serbia 
  • Selma Kolašinac – Poet reciter, Serbia


For further information and registration:  

Dialogue Café Lisbon – Dalia Sendra (

Dialogue CafĂ© Novi Pazar – Haris Imamovic (  

Dialogue CafĂ© Évora –  Ana Rita Valido/ADRAL (

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Hi Ashique, Thank you for your interest! Our cycle is finalised but more sessions on crafts will take place at Dialogue Cafe. For instance you can visit our profil in vimeo and attend online some sessions recorded. Otherwise we plan to publish a book with the recommendations and findings of our discussions on crafts. Keep posted! Thanks again for your interest DC team
daliasendra on 2019.07.29