The 17th edition of the “Printemps des poètes” will be held in more than 90 countries. And this year the theme is “poetic uprising”. This edition will be an occasion to reinforce the idea of poetry as a “conscious uprising against everything which simplifies, discourages, limits”. Many authors such as Vladimir Maïakovski, Marina Tsvetaïeva, the Beat generation, Nazim Hikmet, Jean-Pierre Verheggen, Luc Bérimont, Robert Desnos will be at the forefront.

For the first edition in India, the Alliance Française de Bombay, The Poetry Club Mumbai and the Hive join their nibs to create this poetic uprising at the Springtime Of Poets, Mumbai Edition. It will be an opportunity to write, read, discuss, and recite poetry in French, English, Hindi, Urdu, Marathi or any other language, on the theme of activism.

So come! Discover activism poetry from all over the world and its importance in the pursuit of freedom by working around this theme. Take this opportunity to express yourself with some fun writing and a final open house !


3.00pm – 6.00pm : Writing Workshop (upto 40 participants)

Led by the Alliance Française and its partner the Poetry Club Mumbai, many fun writing exercises based on structure, creativity and expression!

6.00pm – 7.00pm : Reading of Indian and French Activism Poetry and discussion on how poetry is a voice for social dialogue, protest…

7.00pm – 9.00pm : Open Mike (upto 25 performers)

Take the mike! We open the house to poetry on activism in any language and any style! 2 hours, 25 poets, poetic uprising.

Entry is free, prior registration is required! 

Click here to register!

In partnership with Poetry Club Mumbai and The Hive