Baku Forum of Young Poetesses 

Following the successful implementation of the International Forum of Young Poetesses and the decision of COMEM in Baku, in 2016, we are happy to announce about the next forum of Young Poetesses. Great Silk Way International Youth Union plans to held "Baku Forum of Young Poetesses" on May 2017 (the exact date will be announced soon), in Baku, Azerbaijan.

“International Forum of Young Poetesses” is an project implemented by “Great Silk Way” International Youth Union. The Forum is aimed at creating a space for young and talented female poets from the countries, historically connected with cultural bounds of the Silk Road, for self-expression, exchange and discussions on common challenges. The first forum was held on 26-28 April 2013 in Baku, Azerbaijan. Young poetesses from 20 countries participated at the forum. The 2nd International Forum of Young Poetesses took place on March 12-15, 2014. The project was awarded as The Best Cross-Border Project 2013 in the category of “Culture” implemented in the Eastern Partnership region, within the framework of the Eastern Partnership Initiative’s Congress in Lublin, Poland.

Who wish to participate, please, send the following documents to [email protected]:

1. Application form (in the attachment)
2. Your CV
3. Your Photo (high resolution)
4. Passport copy
5. Piece of poetry candidate (s) is going to present at the forum (original language)
6. Translation of the poem in English.

Poetesses aged 18-35 can participate in the event. Original pieces of their work should be delivered in their native languages; however, the attachments of translation into English are mandatory. There is no fixed subject for the poems delivered by the poetesses as well as the limit in length.

The forum is financed by the Ministry of Youth and Sports of Azerbaijan Republic. The accommodation and meal expenses are covered by host organization, participants are responsible for their travail expenses.

Please, be informed that after receiving all documents, we will add you to the selection list. Deadline for application is on May 20, 2017.

Application form link


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