The Annikki Poetry Festival has grown to be one of Finland’s foremost poetry events. The focus is still on poetry, although it has also expanded to prose, music and visual arts. The festival aims to vitalize contemporary poetics and redefine the very boundaries of what poetry events can be. The venue of the Annikki Poetry Festival is a 100-year-old wooden town quarter in the centre of Tampere. The festival’s theme this year is “Poets Sans Frontières”. June 11th 2016.