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17 October 2019 | 7 PM | LOFT 58 - MEET THE POETS - #4
  • 09/08/2019

17 October 2019 | 7 PM | LOFT 58 - MEET THE POETS - #4 ”

The final event of the festival will be held for the first time at LOFT 58 in collaboration with MondoCultures who aims to bring the world to Brussels.

We partnered up with them to complement their wide variety programme with a lyrical journey to the North. The café of LOFT 58 will be filled with contemporary poetry from Iceland, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Sweden and Wales.

Five renowned European poets will meet to discuss and read from their work:

  • Haukur INGVARSSON from Iceland is equally an iconoclast and a traditionalist, a poet of nature and the city, a serious intellectual and a grinning fool. He has worked as a writer, radio journalist and independent scholar. He is currently working on his PhD thesis where he focuses on the reception of American novelist William Faulkner in Iceland. 
  • Myra ZEPF from Northern Ireland has written picture books, historical fiction and now the first verse-novel in the Irish language, ‘Nóinín’- aimed at young adults. She was appointed the first ever Children’s Writing Fellow for Northern Ireland (2017-2019), based at the Seamus Heaney Centre for Poetry in Belfast. As well as writing, she is a practitioner of children’s creative writing, reading and literary engagement workshops.
  • Roseanne WATT is a poet, filmmaker and musician from Scotland’s northernmost archipelago, Shetland. In 2018, Roseanne was the winner of the prestigious Edwin Morgan Poetry Award. She won the 2015 Out-Spoken Prize for Poetry in Film and was runner-up in the 2018 Aesthetica Creative Writing Award. She is poetry editor for the online literary magazine, The Island Review.
  • Jonas RASMUSSEN was born and raised in Sweden by his Danish parents. He is a prolific translator of Danish poetry and fiction. He debuted as an author in 2008 with a micro-prose book, written under the pseudonym Frank W Lorenzen, and as of 2019 he has had seven monographs published, three of which were under pseudonyms. In his poetry collection Pappa-Mamma-Barn he investigates in a naked but simultaneously playful manner how traumatic it can be to become a parent. 
  • Ifor Ap GLYN is the current National Poet of Wales. Born and bred in London to Welsh parents, he is a multi award-winning poet, presenter, director and producer. He has twice won the Crown at the National Eisteddfod, one of Wales’s most prestigious prizes, in 1999 and 2013. 

For the full program of the festival click here.

>>> LOFT 58 | Rue des Alexiens 2

>>> 17 October 2019 - 7 PM 

>>> Free event upon registration  >>>




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