24 September 2015 | 20:00 | BOZAR (Brussels)
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24 September 2015 | 20:00 | BOZAR (Brussels)”

Come and listen to poets from Iceland, the Basque Country, Sweden, the Netherlands and Belgium at the opening night of Transpoesie. This annual poetry festival celebrates the diversity of languages. KLARA journalist Gudrun De Geyter will be interviewing the poets. A translation of their work is projected as they read it out to the people gathered.Notable guests include Brussels’ very own Laurence Vielle, our Belgian national poet for 2016, and Tonnus Oosterhoff of the Netherlands, who you might know from his ‘moving' poems. In addition you will get the chance to discover the young Swede Ida Börjel, the Icelandic wonder boyEiríkur Örn Norðdahl and from the Spanish Basque Country.


7 October 2015 | 20:00 | PASSA PORTA (Brussels) | Poëzie & Crisis / Poetry & Crisis / Crise & Poésie
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7 October 2015 | 20:00 | PASSA PORTA (Brussels) | Poëzie & Crisis / Poetry & Crisis / Crise & Poésie ”

We have invited five poets from various countries (Belgium, France, Italy, Moldova and Turkey) to think about the relationship between poetry and the 'crisis' facing the contemporary world — whether this crisis be of a social, political, economic, spiritual or poetic nature. The goal of this topic is to raise a few questions which should give rise to an interesting exchange during which the poets will have the opportunity to define and outline the work they do. How does the theme of crisis make itself felt in their texts? What kind of crisis is dealt with? Does poetry need crisis or is it a threat? How does poetry help us to think about the concept of crisis? Can it still serve as a record for crisis or hope to offer a response? Is poetry itself in crisis? ...


8 October 2015 | 20:00 | Slam, music and performance | BALASSI Institute (Brussels)
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8 October 2015 | 20:00 | Slam, music and performance | BALASSI Institute (Brussels)”

6 poets for a crazy evening dedicated to performance


23 September 2015 | 20:00 | Maison de la Poésie (Namur)
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23 September 2015 | 20:00 | Maison de la Poésie (Namur)”

La soirée namuroise inaugurera le festival en présence de cinq poètes aux langues et aux alphabets différents 


  • Polish Institute - Cultural Service of the Embassy of the Republic of Poland in Brussels
  • Greenlandic Writers Association
  • Austrian Presidency of the Council of the European Union
  • Czech Centre Brussels
  • Etxepare Euskal Institutua
  • Mission of the Faroes to the EU
  • Austrian Cultural Forum
  • Romanian Cultural Institute in Brussels
  • Embassy of the Republic of Latvia to the Kingdom of Belgium
  • Balassi Institute - Cultural Service of the Embassy of Hungary in Brussels
  • Embassy of the Republic of Estonia in Belgium
  • Ville de Bruxelles
  • Istituto Italiano di Cultura
  • Greenland Representation to the European Union
  • Scottish Government EU Office
  • Orfeu - Livraria Portuguesa
  • Commission européenne
  • Danish Cultural Institute
  • Network to Promote Linguistic Diversity
  • Permanent Representation of the Republic of Estonia to the European Union
  • Leeuwarden Europan Capital of Culture 2018
  • Camões Instituto de Cooperação e Língua Portugal
  • Permanent Representation of the Republic of Slovenia to the European Union
  • Embassy of Ireland
  • Ambassade du Luxembourg à Bruxelles
  • Spain Arts and Culture - Cultural and Scientific Service of the Embassy of Spain in Belgium
  • Yunus Emre Institute
  • MuntPunt
  • It Skriuwersboun