Centre for Low Countries Events Publication
- I died in hell – (They called it Passchendaele)
- How surreal is the Belgian language conflict?
- Poetry evening with Ester Naomi Perquin
- Literatuur en ‘wij’: The challenge of community in contemporary art from the Low Countries
- Discord and Consensus: 10th Biennial Conference of the Association for Low Countries Studies
- The Ambiguity of Virtue: Gertrude van Tijn and the Fate of the Dutch Jews
- Festival of the Arts: 'You must read this book'
- Religious Coexistence in a Low Countries Health Resort: Protestants and Catholics at Spa
- Peter Buwalda discusses his award-winning novel 'Bonita Avenue'
- Revolutionary ideas on taxation: The Dutch fiscal policy of the period 1795-1814
- Sir Isaac Newton and Christiaan Huygens: Anglo-Dutch Science and Politics around 1688
- Travelling and Translation: An Evening with Abdelkader Benali
Poetry evening with Ester Naomi Perquin
Publication date: Jul 29, 2014 5:11:58 PM
Sep 11, 2014 5:45:00 PM
End: Sep 11, 2014 7:45:00 PM
Location: Senate House, room 349, Malet Street, WC1E 7HU
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.