News & updates

“Spring Meeting” of Poetry Week association

Thursday 29.4 at 5.00 p.m.
At the Book House (Kirjan Talo), Linnankatu 24 Turku

Note! Due to gathering restrictions, only a very limited number of people can be on site! You can also attend the meeting remotely via the Zoom link below. All members are welcome to the meeting!

NOTE! The meeting will be held in Finnish.

The agenda is in accordance with the rules, ie the meeting presents the last year’s financial statements, the action report of the Board of Directors and the auditor’s report and will decide on the basis on them to grant discharge of the Board of Directors. There are no other matters at this meeting.

Zoom link:

After the “official” part of the meeting, it is possible to present ideas and questions about the association’s activities and next autumn’s Poetry Week festival. Of course, they can always be presented by e-mail or directly to the members of the board of the association.

This invitation has also been emailed to everyone on our list of members to their most recent known email address. Attached to the e-mail invitation are the action report of the Board of Directors and the last year’s financial statements.
If you think you are a member and have not received an email, please contact to runoviikko.ry [at] If your email address changes, be sure to let us know too!

“Autumn meeting” of the Poetry Week Association

Thusday 10.12.2020 at 5.00 p.m.
At the Book House (Kirjan Talo), Linnankatu 24 Turku

At the meeting, will be handled matters required by the rules, i.e, the 2021 action plan approvement and the election for the association’s board for the next year.
An invitation to the meeting will be sent to the association’s members with the meeting agenda by e-mail no later than 3rd of December.

NOTE! Due to coronavirus, only can be admitted up to 10 people to the on-site meeting room, but you can also participate via Zoom, from this address:

ATTENTION! The meeting will be held in Finnish.
The meeting is opened to all interested, but only the association’s members can give the vote in matters that need to be decided.

Poetry Week Festival 6.- 15.11.2020

Note. There is now an exceptional amount of uncertainty surrounding the events, so you should follow the Facebook events page and the Poetry Week website for any changes.

Poetry Week Association’s members “spring meeting” on June 17, 2020

The statutory meeting of the Poetry Week Association will be held on Wednesday 17 June from 5 pm at the Book House (Kirjan talo), Linnankatu 24, Turku.

An invitation to the meeting has already been sent to the members of the association in week 23.

The meeting agenda includes matters required by the rules, but after the meeting, one can discuss about the November Poetry & Language Festival and other events and activities next autumn and next year. Anyone interested in poetry events and poetry related activities is welcome to attend, but only members have the right to vote at the meeting. Program proposals for next fall can also still be submitted by email

Attention! Effect of coronavirus situation on events:


The arrangements for the Poetry Week festival have so far progressed according to the normal schedule, and the event will take place as planned in November, unless the corona epidemic and the resulting restrictions in the fall require otherwise. Exceptional circumstances may, of course, give rise to some special arrangements. The situation will be assessed in September before the program is published.

We will monitor the situation and follow the instructions and restrictions of the authorities. Events are always organized in such a way that the public, performers and staff can safely attend or are canceled if the situation so requires.

You should follow our information on this page and our Facebook page 

This applies to the November Poetry Week Festival and other events we organize ourselves or with our partners. Information on TkuÖpenMic clubs can also be found on the Turun lavatauti Facebook page


Take care of yourself and each other!