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Annikki Poetry Festival (est. 2003) is one of Finland’s most international and significant poetry events and original cultural festivals. It has also spawned Annikki OFF, a three-day series of events around the city. We have invited high profile international poetry performers, for example John Cooper Clarke (UK) and Mutabaruka (JAM). Our Finnish performers represent both more established authors and more recent voices. Annikki Poetry Festival is organised by volunteers every two years.

The venue of the Annikki Poetry Festival is the 110-year-old Annikki Wooden Quarter in the centre of Tampere city, which has served as a very special, warm and welcoming milieu for poets and audience to meet and mingle.

The next Annikki Poetry Festival will be held on June 8 2024.

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