The Athens Concert Hall or 'Megaron' will organise an international conference and two nights of poetry and music in order to mark the 100th anniversary since the birth of Nobel laureate poet Odysseas Elytis. The events have been organised in collaboration with the poet's partner, Ioulita Iliopoulou.

The plans were unveiled during a press conference given by the president of the concert hall Ioannis Manos on Wednesday.

The year 2011 has been declared 'Elytis Year' by Greece's culture and tourism ministry, while the concert hall is just one of several foundations planning tributes to the great poet.

The conference "Odysseas Elytis: The 20th century in the poetry of Elytis. The poetry of Elytis in the 21st century" will be held on October 31 until November 1, exploring new approaches in the interpretation of his work.

On the anniversary of the poet's birth on November 2 and on the following day, November 3 there will be nights of poetry reading set to music composed by Georgios Kouroupos.