Runokuu´s final event: Kasvusto club

The club begins with a consideration of houseplants and ends in thoughts about the destruction of nature. Janne Löppönen and Paavo Kässi will discuss houseplant poetry. Then Anna-Sofia Anttonen will play solo saxophone work by composer Luciano Berio

After a break a discussion between Lea Sauer and Maaria Päivinen will follow, Pauli Tapio will read from his newest collection Tyhjä suuri ja öinen, and Olli-Pekka Tennilä will read from his newest poetry collection Lemmonommel

The evening then continues with Jan Kaus, an Estonian poet with a skill for cutting societal remarks; Jyrki Heikkinen’s combinations of poetry and comic book aesthetics; and a conversation with Austrian author Judith Nika Pfeifer and Finnish poet Suvi Valli

The last performance will be The Crashing, a new piece on our controversial relationship to nature by author Katri Naukari and photographer Janne Myllymäki. The text is based on Naukari´s novel Yhden puun tuho, a combination of prose and essay. Soundscape and video made by Janne Myllymäki. 

After all this, DJ Johndear plays punk + disco! 

Languages: Finnish, English 

Tickets: 10/12 € + service fee. Tickets here

Maximum number of visitors: 50 visitors shared in two separate sectors of 25 people (updated 18.8.). Please buy your ticket beforehand. 

You can also follow the live stream on the Facebook event.

Update 17.8. We announced earlied that Yle Teema would be present at the event, and they would film some of the event for their new tv program. The filming is cancelled.

The event is held in cooperation with Tuli&Savu, Poesia, Suomen Viro-yhdistysten liitto, Estonian institute, Goethe-Institut Finnland, Embassy of Austria, Versopolis, EU Creative Europe program 

Please read our safety instructions and safer space guidelines here.


Kaasutehtaankatu 1, 00580 Helsinki