UCL European Institute


Dutch and Flemish poets of the 21st century

17 January 2018, 7:00 pm–8:30 pm


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Join the UCL Centre for Low Countries Studies for an evening of contemporary poetry from the Netherlands and Flanders, accessible to an English-speaking audience.
Wednesday, 17 January, 7:00-8:30pm

Wednesday, 17 January 2018, 7:00-8:30pm

Bloomsbury Theatre Studio
15 Gordon St
London WC1H 0AH


The UCL Centre for Low Countries Studies, together with other literary organizations (e.g. deBuren, a Flemish-Dutch organization that aims at promoting and advancing cultural exchange between Flanders, the Netherlands and Europe), has organised this literary event to introduce four contemporary poets from Flanders and the Netherlands to students, publishers and a wider cultural public. 

The starting point for the event is the edited volume 'Poets of the New Millennium' in which 24 critics discuss the work of 24 contemporary Dutch and Flemish poets. For this event, four authors have been invited: Annemarie Estor, Lieke Marsman, Els Moors and Xavier Roelens. Their work addresses the contemporary experience of living within a globalised world and tackles issues as climate change, gender and desire, and a search for community within a world of billion anonymous others. 

The event will be accessible to an English-speaking audience.