The Macedonian Writers Association is hosting Linden Festival, its annual poetry event celebrating linden trees in blossom, which will include readings by award winners and international guests.

Macedonian poet Radovan P. Cvetkovski and Albanian poet Arian Leka are the winners of this year’s Literary Scepter awards, given to authors for their poetic oeuvres.

Poet and Macedonian studies scholar Milica Dimitrijovska-Radevska will speak about Cvetkovski’s oeuvre, and writer and diplomat Luan Starova will introduce Leka’s poetry at the MWA award ceremony, according to organizers.

The Linden Festival reading will be held in the Old Bazaar, where some 30 poets will read their work.