TRANSCENDENTAL JOURNEYS
  • 08/09/2020

TRANSCENDENTAL JOURNEYS”

The second reading event for the tenth edition of TRANSPOESIE follows with six poets – voices that invite you on a transcendental journey of the spirit. The poets tell tales of urban and rural spaces through small moments of time. Each poet shares their work in their consecutive languages, with translations available.

Wednesday September 30 at 8 pm CEST


Live/Zoom/social media

In partnership with MAISON DU LIVRE


Celebrate poetry from around Europe – and hear from our poets:

Miren Agur MEABE (Basque Country / Spain) - a poet whose prose addresses adults as well as children, Meabe is an award-winning and widely translated creative. She has been in residency at the IMO in New York, and worked with international translations at Simon island. Meabe has been a corresponding member of the Basque Academy since 2006.

Jaromír TYPLT (Czech Republic) - as a poet that has moved from surrealist understandings of poetry to live performances, music, and visual arts, Typlt has worked with words in different forms, and continuously explores the limits of language within his creative work. He has worked as a curator of two art galleries in Liberec and spent several months at the Collège néerlandais in Paris in the framework of the Erasmus+ programme.

Adrian PERERA (Finland) - a prominent commentator and award-winning writer, Perera made his debut in 2017 with his first poetry collection. Later he followed with two works of prose focusing on the inner workings of family dynamics and identities. As a Finland Swedish writer, Perera writes and performs his work in Swedish.

Lia STURUA (Georgia) - the prolific and award-winning poet Sturua has authored over 15 books of prose and poetry. Sturua made her entry into Georgian poetry showing a mastery of free verse, which has its origins in Georgia’s early hymnography. A lecturer, researcher and writer, Sturua currently worked as a literature consultant at the Galaktion Tabidze House Museum.

Stephen SEXTON (Northern Ireland) - a productive and creative voice, Sexton has been widely published in Europe and the US, had has authored several award-winning poems and poetry collections. Asides from his poetry, Sexton has contributed to documentaries on BBC Radio Four and been featured on BBC Radio Three, and has performed his work from Athens to San Francisco.

Josep PEDRALS (Spain) - an award-winning and dedicated poet approaching the form from several angles, Pedrals writes investigative books in the genre, professionally recites poetry, lectures on poetry in courses and conferences, disseminates and publicizes poetry in various media, and has organised all kinds of poetic celebrations. Aditionally, he sets lyrics to music by various composers, helps expand the theatrical dimension of verses, and writes verses for the plays of others.

 

Moderator: Kriticos Mwansa, Belgian musician and songwriter. 

 

You can take part in the event on-line or in a live screening on-site at the Hungarian Cultural Institute, Treurenberg 10, 1000 Brussels. Please note that there is limited seating and hygienic measurements for public safety will be in place. Pre-registration to the live event at the Hungarian Institute is required.

Register for the event here

 

All events are filmed and shared live on social media. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram to find out more.

For the full program of the festival click here.

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