TRANSPOESIE poetry festival is organized for the tenth consecutive year by EUNIC Brussels, the network of European Union National Institutes for Culture based in the Belgian capital. This year, our reading events will go virtual – sharing European poetry to audiences around the world, starting with our opening event on 23 September.

For 10 years, TRANSPOESIE has celebrated language diversity, inspired by the European Day of Languages marked on 26 September every year. This year’s edition will include poets from 26 countries and regions, sharing poetry in their native languages internationally, with translations in French, English, and Dutch. In Brussels, selected poems will be featured on your favorite route around town, as the poster campaign in public transport kicks off on September 15.

For its 10th birthday, TRANSPOESIE will partner up with the European Poetry Platform VERSOPOLIS. The events will be virtual – the celebration undeniable! Shared throughout Europe simultaneously, transpoesie.eu is the place to be.

The TRANSPOESIE hybrid poetry readings will take part in Zoom webinars, and will be screened live on social media. The events will be moderated live, with public access, from the Hungarian Cultural Institute (Treurenberg 10, 1000 Brussels), awaiting poetry enthusiasts to join this hybrid poetic experience. Please note that there is limited seating to the live events in the Hungarian Institute, hygiene measurements are in place for public safety and pre-registration is required.

All events are filmed and shared live on social media. Follow us on Instagram and Facebook to find out more.

Tune in for the following events:

Wednesday 23 September 2020 at 8 pm (CEST), in partnership with VERSOPOLIS

Wednesday 30 September 2020 at 8 pm (CEST), in partnership with LA MAISON DU LIVRE

Wednesday 7 October 2020 at 8 pm (CEST)

Wednesday 14 October 2020 at 8 pm (CEST), in partnership with MUNTPUNT

Friday 16 October at 8 pm (CEST), discussion to close the tenth edition of the festival, exploring creative poetry forms and celebrating young poets of the future.