Welcome to the website of
the Poetry and Folktale Academy
The Poetry and Folktale Academy is a non-profit organization founded in 2013 in Athens to promote literacy and culture.
The forerunner of the Academy was the non-profit organization "Onar - through art for the sick child", which has been active since 2000, making use of folktales to help sensitive social groups. Onar's action took place in special schools, hospitals and various organizations. The climax of Onar’s actions was the first Folktale Run that took place in 2012. Through "Onar" the journal "The Folktale" was published presenting various articles and studies.
The Poetry and Folktale Academy took a big step in November 2017 when it was relocated in Vamvakou, a mountainous semi-abandoned village in Laconia, Greece. There the Academy founded its "Teaching School" and is working for a big vision:
to create in Vamvakou
"the village of folktales"...