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Ferenc Czinki - Székesfehérvár - Hungary

Sötétség

The following text was written by one of the participating children, Robin:


Sötétség


Ha lekapcsolod a villanyt sötét lesz, kivéve, ha nappal van. Viszont ha a nap is kikapcsol, nem látsz
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Gács Anna - Budapest - Hungary

Budapest Fragments - The winners

At the closing event of the Budapest Fragments project the first prize went to Zsombor Hajdara. His ironic short story is about the tenants of an olda block of flats, so characteristic of Budapest.


Nagy számok törvénye
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Anna Gács - Budapest - Hungary

Budapest Fragments - Closing Event

From the 60+ applications from 17 secondary schools, the jury picked the winners. At the closing event award winning students read their texts together with writers who have participated in the project.

Ferenc Czinki - Székesfehérvár - Hungary

Bál

The following text was written by one of the participating children, Ádám:


Bál


Belépek a terembe. A hideg levegő torkomba markol, ahogy letüdőzöm. Arcok. Mindenütt merre szem ellát. Villanások színes kavalkádja. Konfetti tekereg föl
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student at UCLL - Hasselt - Belgium

random words to create poem

With a tray of 100 words youngsters create a poetic fantasy.

Here it is done with Dutch words but you can do this in any language with a set of randomly chosen nouns, adjectives, verbs, adverbes ...

Anna Gács - Budapest - Hungary

Budapest Fragments - The winners

At the closing event of the Budapest Fragments project the jury award one of the two 3rd prizes to Brigitta Czafit for a short story told from the eprspective of an old house. The title of the story is The Confession of a House.


Egy ház vallomása
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Katrine Solvang - Aarhus - Denmark

Patient perspective

I’ve sometimes felt like taking the time to try and tell the full narrative of my disease. Now I can.

I was probably a little surprised that I was the one to be struck by cancer. Yeah well, who isn’t?

I have to say, however, that I’d been close to cancer before, as two of my sis
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(anonymous)

Photo & text 4.

The results of the "Wherem am I? - Contemporary literature and creative writing in the classroom" workshop. Photo and text by Noah Struys.

Katrine Solvang - Aarhus - Denmark

Nurse perspective

The nurse with the young wife of B

You sat there, young and pretty with your dark hair. You'd just entered the ward, so B could get his radiation treatment. Your body had an aura of anxiety and fatigue, but you wanted to talk. Talk between tears and rubbing hands. You sat uneasy in the chai
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Ferenc Czinki - Székesfehérvár - Hungary

Apa

The following text was written by one of the participating children, Gergő:


Apa


Sziasztok, Gyuri vagyok, most lettem 43 éves. Szeretem a munkámat, de rengeteget kell dolgoznom. Ez a sok munka nagyon rosszat tesz az idegeimnek. Gyorsabban lesze
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Katrine Solvang - Aarhus - Denmark

The phone rings

The phone rings. It’s 5am in the morning. It's still dark outside. It’s from the Hospice. I’m certain it is. Who else could it be? I only just returned from there. Have slept a few hours, I reckon. Did I say sleep? Have I slept? My body won’t give in. My body is floating 5 inches above th
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Katrine Solvang - Aarhus - Denmark

Waiting room

We’re sitting in the waiting room. It’s cold. Perhaps I should’ve put some more clothes on? Or something else ... You’re reading a magazine about gardens; you love gardening and you say that you were in the garden yesterday and moved your gladioli away from the lawn, so you could mow it.
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Ferenc Czinki - Székesfehérvár - Hungary

Naplemente

the following text was written by one of the participating children, Lizi:


Naplemente


A vakáció első napján máris elhagytam Budapestet, és Siófokra utaztam. Legfőképp sportolni szeretek itt, de másért is lejárok. A város végén van
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Gács Anna - Budapest - Hungary

Budapest Frgaments - the winners

At the closing event of the Budapest Fragments project the second prize was awarded to Tünde Virág Katona. Her slam poem, called Monoluge to the City, is a paraphrase of a Hungarian classic, and it tells about a night in which the protagonist wanders along the derelict streets
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student at UCLL - Hasselt - Belgium

painting poetry


Katrine Solvang - Aarhus - Denmark

The final chemo

A feeling of joy welled up inside me. Actually it was a bit weird, given that I was going to have yet another bag of poison running into my body. But this time was the last time. After today, it couldn’t get any worse. Once this poison had killed what it should, I could start rebuilding myself
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Ferenc Czinki - Székesfehérvár - Hungary

Vándor

The following text was written by one of the participating children, Frida:


Vándor


Hajnali csönd. Minden fűszálon egy-egy csepp harmat hintázik, az egész erdő párában és vízben úszik. Egy ház áll a rét közepén. Mintha egy meséb
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Ferenc Czinki - Székesfehérvár - Hungary

Bee's Dance - Storytelling's Past and Future

Below you can find a report by the event's organizer, Rita Abody:


BEES´ DANCE – STORYTELLING´s PAST AND FUTURE


Storytelling is an ancient legacy of mankind – from the very beginning of ages, when members of the tribe sat around the fire and
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Student UCLL - Hasselt - Belgium

Creating a poem in French (2nd language)

Scrapping words, creating new meangful texts.

Katrine Solvang - Aarhus - Denmark

A poem

The cove’s completely still

 

Seaweed has been washed ashore

 

But it doesn’t smell any more

 

There’s frost in the air

 

I look at you


Only your body is left

 

“Let go,” I say

 

Inside myself
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FUNDACIÓN UXÍO NOVONEYRA - Folgoso do Courel - España

COORDINATION MEETING OF CREATIVE EUROPE SILO DURING THEIR VISIT TRIP TO KROKODIL CENTER OF BELGRAD

From 16th to 19th January 2018 we have been visiting Krokodil Center for Contemporary Literature with the company of our sister-on-arms of twin Engage! project. We have been working on 2019 planning as last phase of our project and rethinking together the sustainability of the project and the par
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(anonymous)

Photo & text 7.

The results of the "Wherem am I? - Contemporary literature and creative writing in the classroom" workshop. Photo and text by Yves Kun.

Ferenc Czinki - Székesfehérvár - Hungary

A térkép

the following text was written by one of the participating children, Dorka:


Dorka: A térkép


Nyugtalanul nézek az elhagyatott város romjaira. Hid
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Ferenc Czinki - Székesfehérvár - Hungary

1665, London

The following text was written by one of the participating children, Lola:


1665, London


Csend van, az éj nyugodt

Egy tücsök sem ciripel

Kong az üres templom harangja,

Holtakat kísér el..

Szüntelenül hányj
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Ferenc Czinki - Székesfehérvár - Hungary

Valóság

The following text was written by one of the participating children, Jázmin:


Jázmin: Valóság


Követtek. Lépéseik zaja visszhangot vert a fejemben. Megálltam és szembefordultam velük. Persze ez lehetetlen volt, hiszen ők csak a képzelet
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Tobias Frenssen - Diepenbeek - Belgium

ONDER-WEG (student project)

Created by Lotte Colaers and Kaat Vanmuysen

Helena Bijnens - Krakow - Poland

Review your own literature event with regards to participation

We have developed a methodology that organisers of literature events can use to evaluate their current practices.

During the international ENGAGE! Workshop in Poland, we have reviewed together each other’s current practices in a creative way. Participants critic
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Student UCLL - Hasselt - Belgium

Winning poem of the 13/12 SILO day


Madalena, Pico - Lisbon - Portugal

Madalena, Pico Closes Celebrations of World Book Day with Poet Filipa Duarte

Helena Bijnens - Hasselt - Belgium

Using the 3-words technique to write a poem

On 12 October we experimented with the "3 given words and a postcard"-technique to write a meaningful poem.

(anonymous)

Patient perspective

Story 1

Every morning I wake up feeling like someone has punched me in my side. The first step out of bed is always the most difficult because it means a new day of worrying and having to face people around me who don’t look at me like they used to do. It feels like someone has written CA
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student at UCLL - Hasselt - Belgium

painting poetry


student at UCLL - Hasselt - Belgium

borders and freedom

Katrine Solvang - Aarhus - Denmark

Relative perspetive

There's a beginning and an end. It's obvious that he's in pain, so much that he can't sit in an ordinary chair, but has to use the couch while he waits for the news. He's lying on one side, hopeful, trying to catch our gazes to see if he can read whether we know what the news will. I've a hard ti
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student at UCLL - Hasselt - Belgium

painting poetry


(anonymous)

Photo & text 1.

The results of the 'Wherem am I? - Contemporary literature and creative writing in the classroom' workshop. Photo and text by Anke Leenders.

Thibo C. and other students UCLL - Hasselt - Belgium

impression of the SILO event at UCLL on 13 dec 18

We celebrated the firstgrand editionof the SILO Literature and Poetry day for future teachers. Here is an impression if what you can do with books!

Katrine Solvang - Aarhus - Denmark

When a human dies, ‘a world dies’ and cries for ‘resurrection’

My mother died on 6 October 1997 on a sunny autumn day when the leaves were golden and the berries red. When you’re small, you fear and you worry that your mother’s going to die. And then she actually dies. It’s a great sorrow, a loss. You learn that the person who has died isn’t gone, bu
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Ferenc Czinki - Székesfehérvár - Hungary

Szerelmes vers a tudatalattihoz

The following text was written by one of the participating adults, Flóra:


Szerelmes vers a tudatalattihoz


üveggel és hamuval borítva megbotlottam az időben

mert az idő a legkegyetlenebb

egy bakelitízű tökéletlen
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Katrine Solvang - Aarhus - Denmark

Relative perspective

My first anxiety came when she was at the neurologist. I don't know where it came from because she wasn’t worried herself.

She had tried everything for her back: chiropractor, physiotherapist, injections at the doctor’s. It helped a little at first, but when I called again... That stupi
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Ferenc Czinki - Székesfehérvár - Hungary

Rab

The following text was written by one of the participating adults, Tamara:


Rab


Olyan rutinszerű volt az az este is, mint egy jól betanult sikeres koreográfia. Hálóköntösben olvasgatta Ali az aktuális limonádé könyvét, teát iszogatott
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Katrine Solvang - Aarhus - Denmark

Patient perspective

During a Sun Salutation in yoga, I notice that my clothes didn’t feel comfortable on me. I adjust them and go on to the next exercise. There's still something bothering me, but it’s not on the outside and I can't take it away. The next morning I'm number 7 in the phone queue for the doctor’
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Helena Bijnens - Hasselt - Belgium

short overview of the poetry and literature day on 13/12/18

Slideshow with pictures of all the texts and poems created during this unconventional and inspiring day. The day was filled with creative writing workshops that went beyond normality: we painted with words, played wordgames, created poems thanks to our smartphone and read stories next to a virtual bonfire!

Anna Gács - Budapest - Hungary

Who Owns Literature? European Writers' Workshop

April 19, 2018, Budapest

In this discussion writers, translators, critics were invited to share their ideas on if and how the elitism of literature and literary institutions should be tackled, how new audiences can be reached and inspired, and if extending tools and skills of story
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Anna Gács - Budapest - Hungary

Creative Writing Workshop

Three creative writing schools exchanged their experience at this event on May 26. One of them, Van Helyed Alapítvány lead by writer and documentary filmmaker Krisztra Bódis, teaches creative writing among other skills to children form the poorest environments in Hungary. Another one, Penna Í
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Interschoolar Project Madalena, Pico - Madalena - Portugal

Ferenc Czinki - Székesfehérvár - Hungary

Macska

The following text was written by one of the participating children, Prisca:


Macska


Hosszú, barna, göndör copfja utána lobog az enyhe szellőben. A tőle jobbra pihenő város ablakaiban fény ragyog, de a koromsötétség, mint egy nyúlós
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Ferenc Czinki - Székesfehérvár - Hungary

Világok harca

The following text was written by one of the participating adults, Vicus:


Világok harca


A sámán ütemes ringatózásba kezdett.

Mormogása eleinte csak zümmögésként osont a viskók között, majd ahogy erősödött, ahogy egyre hango
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Anna Gács - Budapest - Hungary

Budapest Fragments - The winners

A special prize was given to Zsolt Oláh for his witty essay on the forrunners of social media in the Budapest café culture in the first decades of the 20th cenurty.


Modern társadalmi problémák a századfordulós Magyarországon és napjainkban
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Ferenc Czinki - Székesfehérvár - Hungary

Szakadék

The following text was written by one of the participating children, Lulu:


Szakadék


Tombol a szél. Belekap a hajamba és repíti, akár a sellőkét, mikor kiülnek egy szirtre az óceán közepén és csábosan kémlelik a hullámo
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(anonymous)

Photo & text 5.

The results of the "Wherem am I? - Contemporary literature and creative writing in the classroom" workshop. Photo and text by Rick Heyens.

Ferenc Czinki - Székesfehérvár - Hungary

Gyökér

The following text was written by one of the participating children, Döme:


Gyökér


Kiültem a kertbe. A szél borzolta a hajamat. Éreztem, ahogy árnyék vetődik az arcomra. Először azt hittem, hogy egy felhő takarja el a napot. Az árnyé
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