Founded in 1949, les Midis de la poésie is an association from Brussels which has, for more than sixty years, promoted literature and poetry, from the past as well as the present. The formula is simple and original: midday every Tuesday, from October to May, a specialist lecturer or writer develops a literary question in the perspective of general culture. To shine a light on their subject, actors read the texts of the tackled authors. Certain meetings offer conferences/shows. To ensure that its heritage continues to exist by (re)discovering past and recent conferences which have left a mark in history, les Midis de la poésie are developing a collection of essays with l’Arbre à paroles.