Taking place in an idyllic timber house milieu, Annikin Poetry Festival has established itself as one of Finland’s most prominent and international poetry events. The festival focuses on poetry but also features prose, music and visual arts. Alongside Finnish performers the event presents top names from abro
ad. There is also Annikki OFF, a series of fringe events spreading around Tampere during three days before the festival. Annikin Poetry Festival is renown for its uniquely warm atmosphere, which is why it has been compared to Sodankylä Film Festival.
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