14th SEPTEMBER 2020 – 18th OCTOBER 2020


The 10th edition of the TRANSPOESIE festival will take place from 14th September to 18th October 2020. In this year’s edition, you will discover the poetry of the participating authors both in public transport and online. The young female poet Caroline Simon will be representing Luxembourg.

Caroline Simon at the 10th edition of the TRANSPOESIE festival

The TRANSPOESIE festival marks the European Day of Languages and Linguistic Diversity on 26th September every year with a series of events between September and October. Organised by the members of the EUNIC cluster Brussels, including the Embassy of Luxembourg in Brussels, the festival has this year joined forces with the European poetry platform VERSOPOLIS.

Following in the footsteps of Tom Nisse (2018) et Paul Mathieu (2019), Caroline Simon will represent the Grand Duchy in 2020. Discover her poetry in the public transport of the Belgian Capital during the whole festival and don’t miss its official opening Caroline Simon is participating in:

“Hear the Women Call – Virtual Opening Night”

Wendesday 23rd September / 8 p.m.

Six female voices share their poetic journey in their consecutive native languages, with translations available. The six female poets – Marlèna BRAESTER (Israel), Denisa COMĂNESCU (Romania), Katia GOREČAN (Slovenia), Giedrė KAZLAUSKAITĖ (Lithuania), Caroline SIMON (Luxembourg), Sigurbjörg ÞRASTARDÓTTIR (Iceland) – are accompanied with the melodic tunes of Casimir Liberski, joining in on the piano. The reading is followed by a virtual dialog between the participating authors, presented by Sigrid Bousset.

You can take part in the opening event on-line, or in a live screening on-site at the Hungarian Cultural Institute (Treurenberg 10, 1000 Brussels). Please note that there is limited seating and hygienic measurements for public safety will be in place. Pre-registration to the live event at the Hungarian Institute is required. You can register HERE.

More information on the event and the festival can be found HERE.

All events are filmed and shared live on the social media accounts of the festival (Facebook et Instagram).

Caroline Simon (born in 1997) is currently studying applied arts in Strasbourg. Her poems display a free, engaged and spiky tone. In 2016, she won the first price of the Jeune Printemps (LU) poetry contest. Since then, she regularly publishes in the Belgian magazine On peut se permettre. She participated in the closing event Poema at the Kulturfabrik in Luxembourg. During the 2019 Printemps poétique transfrontalier, she represented Luxembourg as a poet in residence and, with four other poets and one musician, she crossed the Grande Region for a reading tour. A volume of poetry Die Schienbeine der Stadt, featuring the majority of the poems read during the tour, was published in the parasitenpresse(Cologne). In 2020, she is part of the Anthology of Young Luxemburgish Poets, a Greco-Luxembourgish project.

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