Other poetry events


13.8 TkuÖpenMic from 7.00 pm at Bar Ö

In the “Night of the Arts”, Thursday 13.8. from 7.00 pm, firstly, there will be the performance of two poets, this time from the Helsinki-Espoo axis: Hanna Rentola and Juha Rautio!

As in previous “Night of the Arts” poetry clubs, there is also a band that accompanies poets when needed. This year, the band shrouded in mysticism is a trio Faabelin palikat!

In any case, MIC IS OPEN AGAIN and anyone interested can register for the open mic section at the site, with host Kalle Talonen!
And the band can be asked to play with a gentle mite or an angst cheek. The rules are:


1. Bring your own poem or whatever and perform it on stage in whatever language you desire
2. 5 min max time for each performer

And since that coronavirus hasn’t disappeared anywhere yet, remember to keep a safe distance from others and take care of using your hands. If there are any symptoms of pain, stay home. Thanks in advance for a considerate behavior!

Behind TkuÖpenMic event is Turun lavatauti. Behind Turun lavatauti are Nihil Interit, Kirjan Talo and Runoviikko.


8.7 at 6 p.m Post-Corona, poetry film, at Kino Diana

Poetry invades the screen.

Welcome to the world premiere of the Post- Corona film event on Wed 8.7. at 6 p.m. Public access to the premiere is free. The doors will open at 5.30 p.m. Please, arrive in time to secure your place at the premiere!

Turku’s poetry film captures the performances of 12 poets during Corona’s spring time. A cinematic work has been compiled from these performances, in which the individual poetic performances are intertwined into a whole, enriched and colorful. The work reaches out to a world where there is again room to dream and think differently.

The Post-Corona poetry film includes Turku-based poets Susinukke Kosola, Hanna Storm, Jouni Teittinen, Mia Rönkä, Tapani Kinnunen, Juha Kulmala, Virpi Vairinen, Sampo Sihvola, Ahmed Zaidan, Mika Kivelä, Kalle Talonen & Nenä and Esa Hirvonen. The poetry recordings have been produced in collaboration with video production Brave Teddy and the light art association Åbo Lit.

The poets’ performances can be seen after the premiere as their own ensembles through Turun lavatauti. The poets’ performances will appear also on Kirjan Talo, Runoviikko and Nihil Interit’s Youtube channels.

Before the premiere, Kirjan talo – Bokens hus and Runoviikko will give an informative speech at 5.45 pm about their upcoming poetry projects Turun Runokarta and Runon Turun valloitus, to which the public has free access.

Kino Diana, Humalistonkatu 3, 20100 Turku


6.7. Go Runo Go! – from 5.30 pm at Bar Ö and via stream

Welcome to spend a summer poetry evening with us!
We will fill Bar Ö with poetry and summer breeze on 6.7 from 5.30 pm.
For first time the event will be held this year in exceptional circumstances at Bar Ö. You can follow the poetry event on site and also through stream. Admission to the event is free, and you can follow the stream via the Turun Lavatauti channels.

The event is named after the text of the poet Markku Inno, and the purpose is both to preserve Inno’s memory and to bring a new performing poetry to Turku’s summer.



The event is organized by Turku Lavatauti (Turku’s word art super collective), which is influenced by Kirjan talo – Bokens hus, Runoviikko ry and Nihil Interit in cooperation with Turku City Library.