You can enjoy this part of the program from March

10 literary activities necessarily transformed into a tantalizing online edition. A taster of real encounters at a great autumn literary festivalPut your book aside and experience words and culture from the comfort of your couch. Or put your legs up on your desk and enjoy what we bring to your screen via stream. Go ahead!​​

  • Voices of the World will make you laugh. Newcomers recount personal funny situations resulting from language confusion. Noise in the dialogue between newcomers and settled Brussels residents that culminates in connection through humor.

  • The Flemish-Persian theater association Zaman Nou performs Persian poems in 4 languages: Dutch, French, English and Persian. A meandering and titillating poetic path from the 11th to the 21st century.

  • Arthis - The Belgian-Romanian Cultural House invites writers of Southeastern European origin to testify about their quest for literature in times of isolation. Months of isolation yields gems of melancholy, fear and loss, but also reflection on what is essential with messages of hope and longing.

  • La maison des Yezidis and Evin Shikaki will immerse you in the boundless richness of Kurdish culture that newcomers have brought with them.

  • In "Creatures on the Move" you will be introduced to the unique and playful Story-to-Song methodology developed by Sarah and Marieke of Guiding Songs. In short, open-ended, interactive sessions, children's migration stories lead to singing together to music. Based on the amazing travel stories of a snail, a swallow and a giant tortoise, they invite children of asylum seekers staying at Klein Kasteeltje to transform and share their personal experiences in words and images.

  • With "Het Chemische Element" the multicultural association De Bron showcases Russian literature, history and music in a dangerous and complicated love-hate relationship.  Lyuba Mendeleeva, daughter of Dmitri Mendeleev - the inventor of the periodic table - is twisted into a love triangle between Symbolist writers Andrei Bely and Alexander Blok. Classical music from early 20th century Russia gives you the chance to catch your breath. "Het Chemische Element": love and poetry in a landscape of revolution.

  • Peace Performance Train is serving multilingual poetic lasagna. 10 people, 10 sheets of linguistic identity in Brussels, topped with a creamy and spicy musical sauce.

  • Espirito Mundo  presents: the poetic performance "Umbra: The word is also body”. A body that claims its place. A body that struggles in the shadows, hidden by the surface. With a poetic text as a guide, it questions itself philosophically, about its place in the world, about truth and distortions of reality.

  • Het Goudblommeke in Papier / La Fleur en Papier Doré presents a literary performance with the climate poets Jan Ducheyne and Laurence Vielle.

  • The capital of Europe is changing at lightning speed. The population is growing noticeably. Unemployment and poverty are rising alarmingly. The car is the tyrant of the city. Brussels was bilingual for decades, Brussels has been multicultural for half a century. That too has changed. Brussels is now the city of hyper-diversity. The people of Brussels try every day to live together in a civilized matter. HoedGekruid presents the lecture "Poor Brussels / Rich Image", a Brussels story based on the photos published in the book by Geert van Istendael. More than ever, this book wants to show: Brusseleir, wherever you come from, this is your city, with its past, its staggering flaws, its small virtues, its scarce books and its countless stories.