11 October 2018 | 8 PM | Balassi Institute
  • 28/09/2018

11 October 2018 | 8 PM | Balassi Institute”

After having moved the city for two weeks to the lively beat of poetry, Transpoesie 2018 reaches a new station. The Balassi Institute, long-time partner of the festival, opens its doors to the third poetry-reading event of 2018.


4 October 2018 | 8 PM | MuntPunt
  • 12/09/2018

4 October 2018 | 8 PM | MuntPunt”

TRANSPOESIE and MuntPunt have joined forces for the second consecutive year to present to you a great selection of literary talents from across Europe.

Be part of the celebration of diversity of European languages at a unique poetry reading event, with eight poets from different European countries reading in their own languages. Translations of the poems will be projected simultaneously.


The 9th TRANSPOESIE poetry festival takes place from September 26 until October 11.
  • 22/08/2018

The 9th TRANSPOESIE poetry festival takes place from September 26 until October 11.”

We are glad to announce that  24 countries and regions will be represented with a poem this year and 21 poets will attend the festival!

So save the date! Four major events are scheduled:


The Call for Participation for TRANSPOESIE 2018 is now open
  • 02/05/2018

The Call for Participation for TRANSPOESIE 2018 is now open”

TRANSPOESIE 2018 is now calling for participation in this year’s celebration of poetry and linguistic diversity in Brussels.

We propose two types of participation:

  1. with a poem, published on our website and displayed in the public transportation network in original language and two translations (French and Dutch).
  2. with a poem and its poet attending one of the reading events organised in Brussels in September and October

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