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Transpoesie 2023: Take Back the Stage
  • 14/09/2023

Transpoesie 2023: Take Back the Stage”

Transpoesie 2023 celebrates the power of words, the beauty of nature, the architecture of Art Nouveau, and the vital role that women play in shaping our society and the world.

Transpoesie celebrates the unique relationship between poetry, nature, and architecture, creating living environments that inspire and ignite the imagination celebrating also the unique, seductive, and evocative creations of the Art Nouveau period in a very special way.

This year Transpoesie will amplify feminine voices in European poetry in joining the celebration of Art Nouveau in Brussels, adding their own poetic angle to it. We are creating a series of unforgettable events, featuring female poets from all over Europe, in beautiful, surprising, secret, and unexpected locations throughout the city.

Transpoesie is not just about stage performances or taking back the public space. It's about bringing people together to experience the magic of poetry in a unique and unforgettable way.

From 26 to 30 September in Brussels and online @Transpoesie and at

All events are free of charge

The TRANSPOESIE poetry festival is organised for the 13th consecutive year by EUNIC Brussels, the European Union National Institutes for Culture based in the Belgian capital and its partners. The festival celebrates multilingualism by bringing poetry in dozens of languages to Brussels. It marks the annual European Day of Languages and Linguistic Diversity on 26 September by organising a series of events (click on the events for more information and registration): 

Publications in the public space: poems published in their original language with translations in French and Dutch.

During the live events, handouts or pjojections with English translations will be available for the audience.

Tuesday 26/09

Wednesday 27/09

Thursday 28/09

Friday 29/09

Saturday 30/09


Transpoesie 2023 will happen at different venues all around Brussels. Check the map below for details.

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