Poetry evening with Ester Naomi Perquin

Publication date: Jul 29, 2014 05:11 PM

Start: Sep 11, 2014 05:45 PM
End: Sep 11, 2014 07:45 PM

Location: Senate House, room 349, Malet Street, WC1E 7HU

Ester Perquin

Join us for an evening of poetry with award winning Dutch poet Ester Naomi Perquin. Ester worked as a prison guard in order to finance her creative writing classes in Amsterdam. Her debut volume, Servetten halfstok (Napkins at Half-Mast), was published in 2007 and received a number of prizes including the Liegend Konijn prize and the Lucy B. and C.W. van der Hoogt prize. Her latest volume, Celinspecties (Cell inspections), was published in early 2012 and was awarded the VSB Poetry Prize for the best volume of 2013.

Ester will read from her new work and you do not need to understand Dutch to enjoy Ester’s beautiful, rhythmic poetry; the poems will also be read in translation and non-Dutch speakers are warmly welcomed. Ester will be joined in conversation by Stefanie van Gemert, whose blog about Ester’s last visit to UCL can be read on the UCL Events blog.

Tickets are FREE and can be reserved via Eventbrite.