Annikki Poetry Festival in Tampere, Finland On Roads Less Traveled

Annikki Poetry Festival


After thorough consideration, we decided to cancel The 2020 Annikki Poetry Festival as a public event because of the coronavirus situation. The poetry festival put health and safety first – that of the performers and public and, naturally, also the residents of the Annikki Wooden Quarter, which serves as the venue. The situation was heart-breaking and sad for all who have put in months of volunteer work in organising the festival. Read the Press Release.

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Poetrys's Coming home Documentary

A documentary has bee made on the Annikki Poetry Festival. Titled Poetry’s Coming Home and directed by Aimo Hyvärinen, the documentary was premiered in January 2019. Over more than an hour, the documentary tells the tale of how a small courtyard event organised by volunteer residents grows into a highly valued, international cultural festival. Poetry's Coming Home had its U.S. Premiere at the FinnFest in Detroit on September 2019. Watch the trailer!

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