After thorough consideration, we decided to cancel The 2020 Annikki Poetry Festival as a public event because of the coronavirus situation. The poetry festival puts 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 is heart-breaking and sad for all who have put in months of volunteer work in organising the festival. Read the Press Release.
- The Annikki Poetry Festival is cancelled. It will be replaced by a live stream.
- 2020 Annikki Poetry Festival Press Release
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!