After the two-hour drive from Helsinki, with fellow poets Marianna Kurtto and Lauri Otonkoski, we had lunch at the Thai Na Khon, in downtown Tampere, and then drove out to Pispala, to perform at the Cultural Center, where we were joined by another dear friend, Pauliina Haasjoki.
After the reading, a lady sitting in front me turned around to address me. Turns out, she was a childhood friend, Hannele, whom I hadn't seen in over forty years. Oh my. Also present, among the audience, were Jussi Wahlgren and J. K. Ihalainen.
Route: Hämeenkatu-Hirvikatu, Tampere
(see map) (see track only)