Poetry Moon is a literary festival that in 2020 will take place for the 16th time between the 20th and 30th of August under the theme of Electricity.

The festival will consist of live events and streamed events. We will be following the situation closely and complying with all regulations and recommendations to make sure participating is safe for everyone.

We hope you follow the following guidelines:

  1. Do not attend if you are sick or have any symptoms. You can follow the livestream instead. 
  2. It is not recommended that you participate in person if you belong to a risk group.
  3. If you attend, keep a safety distance of at least one metre from others. Even when forming a que, keep the safety distance in mind. Avoid unnecessary touching of surfaces and shared items.
  4. If you need to cough or sneeze, do it into a tissue or your sleeve. Throw the tissue in the trash after use. Then wash your hands or use hand sanitizer.
  5. Wash your hands or use hand sanitizer upon arrival.

We are taking extra care to keep all Poetry Moon venues clean and sanitized. In addition, only a limited number of people will be allowed into events to avoid overcrowding. The limits of attendeeds will be decided on in August on an event-by-event basis. Remember, almost all events will be livestreamed and available online!

To keep track of possible corona virus infections, we will also collect the contact information of participants on a voluntary basis. The information will be transmitted to the authorities as necessary and will not be used for any other purpose.


We would like to thank our affiliates and contributors!

AV-arkki, Aviador Kustannus, Cinema Orion, Ehkä-tuotanto, Elävän kuvan keskus Elke, Goethe-Institut Finnland, Hakasalmen huvila, Helsingin kaupunginkirjasto, Helsingin kaupunginmuseo, Helsingin kaupunki, Helsingin kulttuurikeskus, Helsinki Lit, Helsinki Poetry Connection, HSL, Keski-Suomen kirjailijat, Kiasma, Kirjasampo, Kosmos, Kulttuurikeskus Stoa, Kuurojen kansanopisto, Kuurojen liitto, Lukukeskus, Mad House, Nihil Interit, Nuori Voima, Nuorten Open Mic, Oi-zine, Oodi, Opetus- ja kulttuuriministeriö, Osuuskunta Poesia, Sarjakuvakeskus, Suomen Arvostelijain Liitto, Suomen kääntäjien ja tulkkien liitto, Suomen Lausujain Liitto, Suomen PEN, Suomen tietokirjailijat, Suomen Viro-yhdistysten liitto, Sysmän kunta/Villa Sarkia, Taike, Tammi, Tiivistämö, Tuli &Savu, Ursa Minor, Viro-instituutti, WSOY, Yle

The event is supported by the Ministry of Education and Culture, The Art Promotion Centre Finland, and the City of Helsinki.

You can read our safer space guidelines here.