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)


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