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Transpoesie 2023: Take Back the Stage
  • 14/09/2023

Transpoesie 2023: Take Back the Stage”

Transpoesie 2023 celebrates the power of words, the beauty of nature, the architecture of Art Nouveau, and the vital role that women play in shaping our society and the world.

Transpoesie celebrates the unique relationship between poetry, nature, and architecture, creating living environments that inspire and ignite the imagination celebrating also the unique, seductive, and evocative creations of the Art Nouveau period in a very special way.

This year Transpoesie will amplify feminine voices in European poetry in joining the celebration of Art Nouveau in Brussels, adding their own poetic angle to it. We are creating a series of unforgettable events, featuring female poets from all over Europe, in beautiful, surprising, secret, and unexpected locations throughout the city.

Transpoesie is not just about stage performances or taking back the public space. It's about bringing people together to experience the magic of poetry in a unique and unforgettable way.

From 26 to 30 September in Brussels and online @Transpoesie and at

All events are free of charge

The TRANSPOESIE poetry festival is organised for the 13th 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 and registration): 

Publications in the public space: poems published in their original language with translations in French and Dutch.

During the live events, handouts or pjojections with English translations will be available for the audience.

Tuesday 26/09

Wednesday 27/09

Thursday 28/09

Friday 29/09

Saturday 30/09


Transpoesie 2023 will happen at different venues all around Brussels. Check the map below for details.

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