The 9th TRANSPOESIE poetry festival takes place from September 26 until October 17
  • 09/08/2019

The 9th TRANSPOESIE poetry festival takes place from September 26 until October 17”

From September European contemporary poetry will flood again Brussels. 23 countries and regions and 22 different languages will be represented with a poem this year and 19 poets will attend the festival!

Starting with the official launch on 26 September, four dedicated poetry events will feature on this year’s programme.

  • 26 September 2019, 7PM – MuntPunt - Poetry reading

The opening of Transpoesie 2019 at the Flamish library and meeting point MUNTPUNT will spotlight five talented voices: 

  • Luis GARDE, Basque Country / Spain
  • Jan ŠKROB, The Czech Republic
  • Lív Maria RÓADÓTTIR JÆGER, The Faroe Islands
  • Elmar KUIPER, Friesland / The Netherlands
  • Edna AZULAY, The Netherlands

Free event upon registration >>> click HERE

 

The famous booklovers’ spot in Saint Gilles is hosting the festival for the first time, offering a unique evening with poetry reading in 5 different languages: 

  • Yasmin HAFEDH, Austria
  • Jan KAUS, Estonia
  • Paul MATHIEU, Luxembourg
  • Krystna DĄBROWSKA, Poland
  • Dan COMAN, Romania                                                

Free event upon registration >>> click HERE

 

The Hungarian Cultural Institute will host a stimulating evening with no fewer than four European poets who will reflect about life through poetry.  

  • Gábor ZSILLE, Hungary
  • Jorge VILHENA MESQUITA, Portugal
  • Jure JAKOB, Slovenia
  • Raquel LANSEROS, Spain

Free event upon registration >>> click HERE

  • 17 October 2019, 7 PM LOFT 58 - Poetry reading

The final event of the festival, to be held for the first time at LOFT 58 in collaboration with MondoCultures, will make you discover the poetry of the North. Five renowned European poets will meet to discuss and read from their work:

  • Haukur INGVARSSON, Iceland
  • Myra ZEPF, Northern Ireland
  • Roseanne WATT, Scotland
  • Jonas RASMUSSEN, Sweden
  • Ifor Ap GLYN, Wales

Free event upon registration >>> click HERE

 

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

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