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'On Living' by Nâzim Hikmet elected most beautiful Turkish poem ever written

Just before the local elections in Turkey, on Friday 28 March in The Hague, the most beautiful Turkish poem ever written was elected in The Hague. The poem  Yaşamaya Dair (On living) by Nâzim Hikmet gained the large majority of (...) read more
Writers Unlimited Winternachten 2014: successful and inspiring for many visitors
A visitor twittered: "What a beautiful #WU14. Beautiful people, great texts and music. Wonderful!' 

Click here for a retrospect in photo's and video's! 
South-East-Asia Write Award for Linda Christanty
The Indonesian writer and journalist Linda Christanty received the 2013 S.E.A Write Award, a southeast asian literary award. The award has initiated by Thai kingdom and some sponsors 35 years ago. Christanty is one of our guests at the Writers Unlimited Festival in January 2014 in The Hague.

Other writers who received (...) read more
Retrospect: 16 October in The Series: Katie Roiphe meets Manon Uphoff
A literary evening of Writers Unlimited The Series in the Central Library in The Hague, with American writer Katie Roiphe and Dutch writer Manon Uphoff. Watch the video registration

Katie Roiphe has earned great fame with her animated, provocative and funny book In Praise of Messy Lives. It has been named book of the year by The Washington Post and The New York Times. (...) read more
July 5 in The Hague: writers Cynthia McLeod and Michiel van Kempen on the history of slavery in Suriname
On Friday evening July 5, Writers Unlimited The Series presented a programme on the history of slavery in Suriname. With the Surinamese writer Cynthia McLeod and author and specialist on Surinamese literature Michiel van Kempen. Dutch spoken. The evening was in the Central Library of The Hague, at the Spui. Click on the picture to see the video-registration.
Full house for Syrian poet Adonis
Poetry International and Writers Unlimited presented an evening with the famous Syrian poet Adonis on Sunday 16 June in the Central Library in The Hague. He was interviewed by Arabists and journalists Petra Stienen and Hassnae Bouazza. The interview and readings were in Arabic, with Dutch translations. Click on the link on the picture to watch the video registration of the programme.
Retrospect: Charles Lewinsky and Ad van Liempt in The Series
Treason and resistance was the subject of this evening in Writers Unlimited 'The Series' on May 7, 2013 in the Central Library of The Hague. Writers  Charles Lewinsky and Ad van Liempt discussed their recent books, both dealing with WWII. Writer Judith Uyterlinde was the moderator. You can watch the video registration.

Hanan-Al-Shaykh gave festival 2013's opening lecture
For those who weren't there, below the text of the Winternachtenlecture by the Lebanese writer Hanan-Al-Shaykh, as read on Thursday evening 17 January on the opening night of the festival in Theater aan het Spui in The Hague. She gave the lecture after the offical opening of the festival by the Dutch Minister for Culture, Jet (...) read more
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