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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  >>>




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