We are happy to inform you that the Organizing Committee is announcing the pre-registration for the 40th World Congress of Poets (WCP) held in Budapest, the capital of Hungary between 20-24th September 2021.

Post Tour (optional 24-26. September) is planned to explore the fantastic historical venues of the stunnig Danube Bend.

The 3rd wave of the Covid pandemia is persistently going down, more than 60% of the Hungarian population has already been vaccinated.

So we strongly hope to be able to welcome you personally at the 40th WCP.

The travelling rules to Hungary from different countries have been changing constantly. So we will keep you informed.

The same referres to the hotel, where the  Congress would take place. At the moment we are  in the process of negotiating.


It is a great pleasure for us in the Organizing Committee of, to extend to you our warmest invitation to attend the Congress that will be held in Budapest,  the capital of Hungary.

Poem is a Bridge between Nations” is our metaphor to express and paraphrase our basic spiritual needs in a world, where vast amount of human beings, animals and plants, climate and surrounding have been alike in real danger.

In an age when our Earth, thus the future of our lives seem to be in jeopardy, poets should find the right words to unite people and lead them in the right direction.

We invite you to share these words in the heart of Europe – Budapest.

You will find all the general information of this Congress in our website https://wcp40budapest.com . You will also find there more information on Hungary, the places visited during the Congress, post Congress tour, fees and other topics of interest, as well as the registration form.

We will be in touch with you until we meet at the 40th World Congress of Poets.

With our best wishes,


Member of the Board WAAC/WCP
President of the 40th WCP


General Manager of the 40th WCP


Honorary President of the 40th WCP
President of P.E.N. Hungary


Language of correspondance & organizing is ENGLISH only!

  • PRE-REGISTRATION periode lasts from 1st June till 5th August through the webpage wcp40budapest.com .
  • Payment transfer will be asked by sending an invoice between the 5th-10th August.
  • If you need an invitation letter (English or Spanish) – send an e-mail (in English) to  secretariat@wcp40budapest.com .
  • Registration fee for the congress UNCHANGED, will be 700-750 USD in double rooms of 4-star hotel not far from the city. The fee covers the whole event from the arrival till the farewell (guides, tour operation, transfer, top cultural and touristic events).
  • 750 USD fee includes the anthology also, but not membership fee.
  • The cost of Post Tour is planned to be 275 USD extra, but it is optional.
  • About the Anthology you will find detailed information
  • WCP membership fee should be arranged for non-lifemembers directly to the WAAC treasurer at the Congress venue.


Day 1 – 20st September (Monday)

Arrival and registration at the Conference Hotel

4 PM – WCP Board meeting

6 PM – 9.30 PM  Dinner at the hotel

8.30 PM – 10 PM Welcome meeting at the Hotel


Day 2 – 21st September (Tuesday)

10.30 AM – 12.30 Opening ceremony in the hotel’s conference room

Lunch at the hotel restaurant

3 PM – 5 PM  Poetry sessions in the hotel (in three languages)

5.45 PM buses leave for the Petőfi Literary Museum

6.30 PM – 7.30 PM Cultural program at the Petőfi Literary Museum

7.30 PM – 9.30 PM Dinner reception at the Museum

9.30 PM – buses back to the hotel

Day 3 – 22nd September (Wednesday)

10 AM – buses leave for the Heroes’ Square

11 AM – 12.30 guided tour in the Museum of Fine Arts by Heroes’ Square

12.30 – 2 PM Lunch

OPEN READING events in different institutes of the city ( details later)

7.30 PM Dinner in downtown


Day 4 – 23rd September (Thursday)

Sightseeing tour in Budapest – Visiting the House of Parliament

Lunch in the hotel

3.30 PM – 5.30 PM Poetry Sessions in the Conference hotel

6.30 PM Buses leave for the venue of the Closing Ceremony

7.30 PM – 10.30 PM Closing ceremony, cultural program and dinner

10.45 PM Buses back to the hotel


Day 5 – 24th September (Friday)

10 AM – 10.30 AM Farewell greetings at the lobby of the Hotel

Those who carry on for the POST TOUR take the bus to the countryside


If you want to participate in the Anthology, you should mark it on the Registration form.

It will cost you 50 USD and you will get 1 copy at the congress.

All materials should be sent in English to the e-mail anthology@wcp40budapest.com .

Photo : a good portrait, that will be published in black&white (size:800x800px)

Short CV – maximum 750 down-beat

The Poem: maximum 55 lines & 75 down-beat in one line (together with spaces).


DEADLINE: 15th August 2021



Please, read all the notes carefully, before you  finalize registration.

This is a pre-registration, expressing your intention to participate in the 40th WCP.

The final confirmation of registration will be sent when the fees are transfered to the bank account of 40th WCP Budapest between the 5th-10th August.. Confirmation will be sent in an e-mail.

Registration fee for the 40th WCP is 700 USD in a double room, including all the programs, meals and transportation.

Participating in the Anthology of the Conference costs 50 USD extra.

If you choose to be alone in the hotel room (single), you should pay 250 USD extra.

Post tour is optional (we will let you know the price of it soon)

Each participant should register separately.

If you have any questions or problems, do not hesitate to contact us secretariat@wcp40budapest.com


Personal data

Hotel accomodation / Alojamiento

* If you chose SINGLE, you should add 250 USD tot he registration fee.

* Give the name with whom you want to share the double room. Do not forget to register him/her separately!

* De el nombre de con quien desee compartir habitacion. No olvide de registrarlo el/ella


* If choosing YES, you should add 50 USD tot he registration fee

* si elege SI debera agregar 50 USD a su cuota de Registro

* If choosing YES, you should add 150 USD tot he registration fee

** If choosing YES, you take note of arriving back to Budapest on the 27th september (Sunday) at lunch time, 1 PM.

* Required