Pärnu, Andrejsalā. Poetry Ride

04.10.2006

In early October Estonian, Latvian and Finnish poets united for a Poetry Ride.
Heli Laaksonen and Sanna Karlström from Finland, Elo Viiding and Contra from Estonia and Inga Gaile and Kārlis Vērdiņš from Latvia first had a reading in the theatre café in Pärnu on 4 October and then started for Riga. The next day their bus arrived at the new, developing harbour area of Riga, Andrejsalā, where the poets read for Latvian audience. The young poets where accompanied by the prominent translator and poet Guntars Godiņš.
The event took place thanks to the support provided by the Estonian Institute, Latvian Embassy in Estonia and the Finnish Institute in Estonia.

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