The International Poetry Festival Artgothica will take place in Sibiu between July 11 and 13. During the festival, the National Poetry Awards Mircea Ivanescu will be decided by a jury chaired by writer Nora Iuga and made up of writers Dan Mircea Cipariu, Virgil Diaconu, Adrian Suciu and Lucian Vasilescu. The two nights included poetry recitals and folk music with Maria Gheorghiu and Nicu Nicusor. During the festival, there will be presentations of books, cultural projects and publications, debates on literary themes as well as the award festivity for the winners of this edition of the National Poetry Festival Mircea Ivanescu. About 50 poets, literary critics, chief editors of cultural newspapers and magazines in Romania and abroad (Germany and Israel) confirmed their presence. The International Poetry Festival Artgothica is organized together with the Cultural Association Artgothica Sibiu and the Cultural Association Direction 9 with the financial and logistical support of Sibiu mayoralty and Sibiu County Council. Further information can be found on the blog or Facebook page of Artgothica Cultural Association.