Poetry at Lorelei 2022

Good news!

After my poetry debut at Lorelei in 2020, I will return to Lorelei this year.
I’ll perform at the 23rd and 27th of August. 2022.

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Performing Poetry, OBA, Open Stage

A year later than the original planning, it finally will happen.
On June 25, 2022 I will return to the Open Stage in the Central Public Library at the Oosterdok in Amsterdam (OBA). We will start at 2 pm. I’m really looking forward to it and would love to meet you!

Entrance is free, you can order the free tickets from the OBA via the link below: Please note: this event is in Dutch.

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Poetry Festival, Ascension Day in Haarlem

After two years of festival silence, this year’s Poetry Festival will take place on Ascension Day, May 26, 2022.
At 12 pm we start a beautiful afternoon full of poetry. The auditorium of the beautiful monumental city palace House Hodshon in Haarlem forms the backdrop. The accompanying festival bundle will be presented and many poets, including myself, will recite their poems. Shall we meet at this beautiful location on the Spaarne in the city heart of Haarlem?

This year’s festival theme is taken from the motto of the city of Haarlem: Vicit Vim Virtus – ‘courage has conquered violence’. Those who go for it, achieve it! It turns out to be a timeless saying. In this way words connect present, past and future.

Have you become as curious as I am, whether the times of yesteryear and now will flow together on this special poetic afternoon? Come and listen to all the beautiful poems from the festival bundle, which you can also purchase as a souvenir, so that you can enjoy all the other days of the year. By purchasing the bundle you sponsor the festival, so that we can continue to enjoy all the beauty that poetry has to offer for a long time to come and many more editions of the Poetry Festival, organized by the Haarlemse Dichtlijn, can take place.

A week before the festival you can find the day program on the website of the Haarlemse Dichtlijn:
https://haarlemsedichtlijn.nl/
My performance will take place in the first round starting at noon.

More (background) information about the Hodshon House can be found at:
https://www.hendrickdekeyser.nl/de-huizen/huis-hodshon

Open Stage for Poetry, Amsterdam.

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Saturday November 27th, 2021 at the Central OBA(Library), Amsterdam.
I’ll perform my poetry at the Open Stage for Poetry, when Corona allows it to take place.
So mark the date in your agenda, I’ll love to meet you. More information will follow in November.

Due to Corona, my presentation for the Open Podium in the OBA
in Amsterdam on 27 November 2021 has been cancelled.
Hopefully we can meet again in the OBA in the spring of 2022.
More information will follow, on this news page and in the agenda.

Great Poetry News!

After some cancellations, finally I have good news to share!
Upcoming Friday June 18th, I’ll perform my poetry at ‘t Kleverhuis in Haarlem, starting at 4 pm. Language is Dutch.
Safe your space at the arena fast, as seats are very limited.
You can order your free ticket by Lieneke,

For more information:
https://www.facebook.com/HaarlemseDichtlijn/photos/a.683096691719394/4609943009034723/

Address:
Maerten van Heemskerckstraat 69a in Haarlem Noord

It’s a beautiful city-park-walk from approximate 10 minutes from Haarlem Central Station.

Performance Open Stage

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Saturday June 26th, 2021 at the Central OBA (Library),Amsterdam.
I’ll perform my poetry at the Open Stage for Poetry, when Corona allows it to take place.
So mark the date in your agenda, I’ll love to meet you. More information will follow in June.

Due to Corona, the Open Stage for Poetry of June 2021 at the OBA Library in Amsterdam, is canceled.
Hopefully we can meet each other this fall at the OBA.
I’ll keep your posted here.