Instytut Kultury Miejskiej - The European Poet of Freedom

The European Poet of Freedom Literary Festival, organised by Instytut Kultury Miejskiej, is a poetry feast for the residents of Gdańsk consisting of a few days of events open to a variety of recipients, both young and old. There are debates, film screenings, concerts, happenings, location-based games, workshops and Q&A sessions with poets and translators. The festival precedes the announcement of the winner of the European Poet of Freedom Literary Award, established by the city of Gdańsk in 2008 and granted every two years. Its aim is to single out artistically exceptional poetic talent dealing with one of our day’s most crucial subjects – the subject of freedom, while at the same time boasting outstanding artistic values.