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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.

Join us in discovering fresh, contemporary poetry from all corners of Europe.

In the spotlight:

  • Juanjo OLASAGARRE MENDINUETA from the Basque Country, Spain, studied psychology and returned to poetry after publishing award-winning novels and theatre plays
  • Vónbjørt VANGfrom the Faroe Islands will raise the spirits with her lyrical prose poems about decline, giving expression to the great light and beauty of death
  • Madara GRUNTMANE from Latvia changed her career as a pianist to a successful cultural project manager. She brings to you poetry from her second volume as well, freshly published in 2018
  • Tom NISSEfrom Luxembourg is active in the organization of various artistic events, collaborates with artists of all disciplines and creates visual poetry, too
  • Jakub KORNHAUSER, a Polish poet, essayist and translator is focused on avant-garde literature. Next to being an editor of several periodicals and editorial series, he founded the Centre of Studies of the Avant-Garde at the Jagiellonian University (Kraków)
  • Ștefan MANASIA, from Romania, is passionate about cinema, biology, history, the archeology of anxiety and the alchemy of horror. His (meta) poetic credo is: “Man, this mystic bug.”
  • the award-winning poet from SloveniaStanka HRASTELJ has won the title of Poet Knight in a poetry tournament. She hosts literary readings and is an enthusiastic designer of unique clayware.
  • Kaan Murat YANIK from Turkey worked as an editor and consultant in different publishing houses and he produced and delivered programs on culture and art for various television channels.

For the full program of the festival click here.

>>> Muntpunt | Muntplein 6, 1000 Brussels 

>>> 4 October 2018 - 8 PM 

>>> Free (Voluntary donation)


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