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Transpoesie 2022 - European Year of Youth & Poets from Black Europe
  • 19/09/2022

Transpoesie 2022 - European Year of Youth & Poets from Black Europe”

The 12th edition of the international poetry festival is back in full force with 19 new poets and the topics of European Year of Youth and Poets from Black Europe.

From 26 to 28 September in Brussels and online @Transpoesie and at www.transpoesie.eu

 

This year's edition of the TRANSPOESIE international poetry festival will take form in public events, including our traditional readings and panels, where you can meet the poets in person, as well as giving the public space a poetical touch.

The current edition, taking place between 26 and 28 September, presents the themes European Year of Youth and Poets from Black Europe and its program includes three main events, each to be held in a different location. The first two days will focus on the concept of Poetry as a literary refuge for young artists (European Year of Youth) and the last one will be dedicated to Poets from Black Europe. For the first part of the event, poets will address topics such as mental health, everyday life struggles, identity and roots. For the second part, Bozar and EUNIC Brussels invited five writers who participated in the anthology “Kontinentaldrift: das Schwarze Europa” by the author Fiston Mwanza Mujila. Their poetry challenges both the concept of a diaspora and that of national literature. The work navigates personal, collective, and universal mythologies, and is rooted in different traditions: the music and orality of African poetic tradition, and the European canonical poetic texts.

 

The TRANSPOESIE poetry festival is organised for the 12th consecutive year by EUNIC Brussels, the European Union National Institutes for Culture based in the Belgian capital and its partners. The festival celebrates multilingualism by bringing poetry in dozens of languages to Brussels. It marks the annual European Day of Languages and Linguistic Diversity on 26 September by organising a series of events (click on the events for more information, registration and tickets): 

For more information click on the events and follow us on social media: @Transpoesie

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