The 8th TRANSPOESIE poetry festival takes place from September 26 until October 11.
  • 22/08/2018

The 8th 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:

 

  • 26 September 2018, 8PM – BOZAR - Poetry reading

Linked to the European Day of Languages, the opening of TRANSPOESIE at BOZAR will spotlight five young and talented female voices: Ann Cotten (Austria), Olga Pek (Czech Republic), Maria Eloy-Garcia (Andalusia, Spain), Christina Hagen (Denmark) and Simona Atangana Bekono (The Netherlands).

 

  • 27 September 2018, 12:15-14:00 – European Commission, Charlemagne building - Conference

Organised by the European Commission's Directorate-General for Education, Youth, Sport and Culture, in cooperation with the Network to Promote Linguistic Diversity and EUNIC Brussels, the conference will focus on multilingual education and cultural expression. Participants will be able to take part in a discussion about policy and practice, enjoy poetry, music and pictures and discover an exhibition presenting some lesser-known languages spoken in the European Union.

With the participation of Janneke SPOELSTRA (Friesland, The Netherlands) >>> click HERE

 

  • 4 October 2018, 8 PM – MuntPunt - Poetry reading

The MuntPunt Library is hosting the festival for a unique evening with a reading by the poets in their original languages (and translations) by Juanjo Olasagarre (Basque Country, Spain), Vónbjørt Vang (The Faroes), Madara Gruntmane (Latvia), Tom Nisse (Luxemburg), Jakub Kornhauser (Poland), Ștefan Manasia (Romania), Stanka Hrastelj (Slovenia) and Kaan Murat Yanık (Turkey).

 

  • 11 October 2018, 8 PM – Balassi Institute - Poetry reading

The closing ceremony and final event of the festival will be held at the Balassi Institute, Cultural Service of the Hungarian Embassy in Brussels, in the presence of Dóra Gabriella Sós (Hungary), Tahel Frosh (Israel), Inderk Koff (Estonia), Dimitri Lyacos (Greece), Pivinnguaq Mørch (Greenland), Pedro Mexia (Portugal) and Catherine Wilson (Scotland).

You can already check the poems and the bio of the participating poets, here!

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