From 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Viron runokartta ja runon paikallisuus (Estonian poetry map and local poetry)
Speakers are Kai Aareleid (EST), Timo Maran (EST), Ville Hytönen, Anniina Ljokkoi.
Turku’s Main Library, Rotunda, Linnankatu 2.
Organised by Runoviikko and Estonia’s Institute in Finland.
At 6:00 p.m. Päivän runoilija Jyrki Kiiskinen – Poet of the day
Organised by Turku City Library
At Turku’s Main Library, Studio, Linnankatu 2.
At 6:00 p.m. Elon maljasta juovu!
The Wonder of Humanity in the Glow of Finnish Poetry.
Presented by Henry Räsänen. Duration 45 minutes. Free entry!
Organised by Pöytyä Municipality’s Culture Service
At Mäkiäisten työväentalo, Turuntie 570, PÖYTYÄ.
At 6:30 p.m. Pitää elämää yllä
Poetry recitation and music performance that ponders about the work from the perspective of sustaining life. Poetry themes include dialogues themes, gospel music, nature songs and songs.
Texts by Arvo Turtiainen, Lauri Viita, Marja-Leena Mikkola, Tommy Tabermann, Jussi T. Koski, Eero Heino, Kirsi Lehto, Irmeli Rytkönen and Pirjo Vahtola.
The poems are interpreted by Pirjo Vahtola. Music is provided by singing and musical group The Blond Alkesandra, Auni Frantti, Varpu Ruohonen, Lasse Vahtola. Directed by Maaret Perälä.
Free entry! Accessible space. The event is organised by Pirjo Vahtola and the parish social work of Turku City and Kaarina.
At the church Henrkinkirkon, Ruususali, Peltolantie 2
From 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Runomeditaatio
Directed by Satu Haapala. Bring a mat and / or a blanket and wool socks. During poetry meditation you can either lie down or sit down.
Organised by Masku Library Service
At Lemu Local Library Askaistentie 142, LEMU.
From 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. IKIKIKYNYKYTYKY-klub
Kai Aareleid (EST), Timo Maran (EST), Anatoly Kudryavitsky (IE), Ville Hytönen, Ester Nuori Leppä, Sampo Sihvola, Jyrki Kiiskinen, Kalle Talonen & Reima Lyytikkä: Kupittaa-sarja.
Organised by Runoviikko and Estonia’s Institute in Finland..
At Bar Ö, Linnankatu 7.
Kai Aareleid is an Estonian writer and translator born in Tartto, who has also graduated as dramaturge from the Theater College in Helsinki. He has published two novels and two collections of poems. Aareleid has been translated into Finnish, i.a Korttitalo (S&S 2018). Timo Mara is an Estonian poet, screenwriter, semiotician, biologist and journalist who has published i.a five poems, the most recently Metsloomatruudus (Elusamus 2019). Anatoly Kudryavitsky is a Russian-Irish writer and translator who has lived in Dublin since 2002. He has published i.a eight novels and twelve collections of poems (in English and Russian). Kudryavitsky has written and translated especially haiku poetry and he is one of the founders of the Irish Haiku Society. Surrealism has also influenced especially his recent collections, such as Stowaway (SurVision Books 2018). Kudryavitsky has been a guest speaker at the Lahti Writers' Meeting 2010.