Struga Poetry Evenings (SPE) (Macedonian: Струшки вечери на поезијата, СВП; tr. Struški večeri na poezijata, SVP) is an international poetry festival held annually in Struga, Republic of Macedonia.



About the Festival

The festival began in 1961 in Struga. By 1966 the event turned into an international cultural festival. The Golden Wreath international award was established.

Golden Wreath

Golden Wreath (Златен венец), the main international award given to a world renowned living poet for life achievement in the field of poetry. The recipient’s name is publicized usually several months in advance. Miladinov Brothers Award (Браќа Миладиновци) for a best book published between two festivals. Bridges of Struga, for debutant book (together with UNESCO).


Besides festival events and activities, in past 55 year Struga Poetry Evenings developed extensive publishing activity. Struga Poetry Evenings each year publish representational book of poetry by the winner of the award Golden Wreath in the original language and translated in Macedonian.

Our Partners

From large corporations to local businesses, our partners help us bring the joy of poetry to audiences of all ages and backgrounds.

  • Tikvesh
  • Hotel Karposh
  • Creative Europe Programme
  • Versopolis
  • Kennedy Technology

Latest News


International Poetry Award “Bridges of Struga” 2024...

Promotion of the World Poetry Day in cooperation with UNESCO The Struga Poetry Evenings Festival (SPE), in cooperation w...


Multilingual translation of the poems read at the „Bridges“ event, 2023...

Click HERE for the Macedonian translations of the poems. Click HERE for the English translations of the poems. Click HER...


Presentation of the poets from the poetry platform VERSOPOLIS on this year’s SPE...

   The cooperation between the “Struga Poetry Evenings” and the poetry platform VERSOPOLIS continues this year as well. ...

  • Poetry in Motion

    Immediate occasion for organizing the Struga Poetry Evenings, for continuing the centuries-old cultural tradition of this city, was the literary reading of a group of prominent Macedonian writers at the solemn part of the jubilee, held in Struga on July 15, 1961, on the occasion of the publication of the" Collection of the Miladinov brothers ".

    Jovan Strezovski

    Former director of SPE