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TRANSPOESIE 2021: TO BE IN THE (K)NOW
  • 15/09/2021

TRANSPOESIE 2021: TO BE IN THE (K)NOW”

After a year in social isolation, the TRANSPOESIE festival is emerging once more for its 11th edition in September and October with 27 new poets and a fresh new theme!

To be in the (k)now – poetry as a means of social expression explores poetry in the contemporary and post-pandemic present, sharing words from around the world in the heart of Europe. The TRANSPOESIE online and offline events will contribute to raising awareness of the diversity of languages by providing a visible platform for their poetic expression.

From 23 September to 21 October in Brussels and online @Transpoesie and at www.transpoesie.eu.

This year's edition of the TRANSPOESIE international poetry festival will take form in hybrid events, including our traditional readings and panels, where you can meet the poets in person, as well as giving the public space a poetical touch.

The TRANSPOESIE poetry festival is organised for the 11th 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 in September and October:

Please note that there is limited seating and hygienic measurements for public safety will be in place. Pre-registration to the live events is required. 

For more information click on the events and follow us on social media: @Transpoesie

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