The 9th TRANSPOESIE poetry festival takes place from September 26 until October 17
  • 09/08/2019

The 9th TRANSPOESIE poetry festival takes place from September 26 until October 17”

From September European contemporary poetry will flood again Brussels. 23 countries and regions and 22 different languages will be represented with a poem this year and 19 poets will attend the festival!

Starting with the official launch on 26 September, four dedicated poetry events will feature on this year’s programme.

  • 26 September 2019, 7PM – MuntPunt - Poetry reading

The opening of Transpoesie 2019 at the Flamish library and meeting point MUNTPUNT will spotlight five talented voices: 

  • Luis GARDE, Basque Country / Spain
  • Jan ŠKROB, The Czech Republic
  • Lív Maria RÓADÓTTIR JÆGER, The Faroe Islands
  • Elmar KUIPER, Friesland / The Netherlands
  • Edna AZULAY, The Netherlands

Free event upon registration >>> click HERE

 

The famous booklovers’ spot in Saint Gilles is hosting the festival for the first time, offering a unique evening with poetry reading in 5 different languages: 

  • Yasmin HAFEDH, Austria
  • Jan KAUS, Estonia
  • Paul MATHIEU, Luxembourg
  • Krystna DĄBROWSKA, Poland
  • Dan COMAN, Romania                                                

Free event upon registration >>> click HERE

 

The Hungarian Cultural Institute will host a stimulating evening with no fewer than four European poets who will reflect about life through poetry.  

  • Gábor ZSILLE, Hungary
  • Jorge VILHENA MESQUITA, Portugal
  • Jure JAKOB, Slovenia
  • Raquel LANSEROS, Spain

Free event upon registration >>> click HERE

  • 17 October 2019, 7 PM LOFT 58 - Poetry reading

The final event of the festival, to be held for the first time at LOFT 58 in collaboration with MondoCultures, will make you discover the poetry of the North. Five renowned European poets will meet to discuss and read from their work:

  • Haukur INGVARSSON, Iceland
  • Myra ZEPF, Northern Ireland
  • Roseanne WATT, Scotland
  • Jonas RASMUSSEN, Sweden
  • Ifor Ap GLYN, Wales

Free event upon registration >>> click HERE

 

You can already check the poems and the bio of the participating poets, here!

  • Scottish Government EU Office
  • Embassy of the Republic of Estonia in Belgium
  • Ambassade du Luxembourg à Bruxelles
  • Balassi Institute - Cultural Service of the Embassy of Hungary in Brussels
  • Czech Centre Brussels
  • Network to Promote Linguistic Diversity
  • Etxepare Euskal Institutua
  • Embassy of Ireland
  • LOFT 58
  • MuntPunt
  • Permanent Representation of the Republic of Estonia to the European Union
  • Orfeu - Livraria Portuguesa
  • Camões Instituto de Cooperação e Língua Portugal
  • Danish Cultural Institute
  • Commission européenne
  • Austrian Cultural Forum
  • Greenland Representation to the European Union
  • Leeuwarden Europan Capital of Culture 2018
  • Mission of the Faroes to the EU
  • Ville de Bruxelles
  • Istituto Italiano di Cultura
  • It Skriuwersboun
  • Embassy of the Republic of Latvia to the Kingdom of Belgium
  • Instituto Cervantes Brussels
  • Romanian Cultural Institute in Brussels
  • Spain Arts and Culture - Cultural and Scientific Service of the Embassy of Spain in Belgium
  • Yunus Emre Institute
  • Permanent Representation of the Republic of Slovenia to the European Union
  • Austrian Presidency of the Council of the European Union
  • Embassy of Sweden
  • Greenlandic Writers Association
  • Polish Institute - Cultural Service of the Embassy of the Republic of Poland in Brussels