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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.

Anna Gács - 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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Interschoolar Project Madalena, Pico - Madalena - Portugal

student at UCLL - Hasselt - Belgium

painting poetry


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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Madalena, Pico - Lisbon - Portugal

Motivational Lecture Attracts More Than One Hundred People to the Madalena, Pico Municipal Library


Student UCLL - Hasselt - Belgium

Winning poem of the 13/12 SILO day


student at UCLL - Hasselt - Belgium

painting poetry


Anna Gács - Budapest - Hungary

Budapest Fragments - The winners

At the closing event one of the special prizes went to Nóra Rózsa for her sensitive description of the social and cultural versatility of a district.


Újpalota


„1968 és 1977 között felépült Újp
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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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Anna Gács - Budapest - Hungary

Budapest Fragments - The winners

A special prize was given to Ákos Ferenc for poem that reuses a classical lyrical genre in an accutely contemporary manner.


Levél a házakon túlra



Kedves Hugi!

Nagyon érdekes ez a hely....
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Helena Bijnens - Krakow - Poland

Syrian writer Kholoud Charaf presents us her work

Kholoud Charaf is a poet, an art critic and a social activist in search of better opportunities for women and children who survived the war. She is now the new resident of the City of Krakow as part of the ICORN programme. Kholoud Charaf comes from Al Mjemr in the south of Syria. As a poet, Chara
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student at UCLL - Hasselt - Belgium

painting poetry


Anna Gács - Budapest - Hungary

Budapest Fragments - 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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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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(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.

(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!

Tobias Frenssen - Diepenbeek - Belgium

ONDER-WEG (student project)

Created by Lotte Colaers and Kaat Vanmuysen

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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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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Helena Bijnens - Hasselt - Belgium

poem written by Janne Panis, a literature-hater

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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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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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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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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Helena Bijnens - Hasselt - Belgium

hip hop versus poetry

SILO workshop at the congres "from global teacher to global citizen" on 12/10.

If you opened the enveloppe and were to find a mix of poetry fragments and a hip hop texts, would you be able to see the difference?

In this workshop for poetry-haters, the haters realised they do not hate
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(anonymous)

Photo & text 6.

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

Ferenc Czinki - Székesfehérvár - Hungary

Tánc

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


Tánc


Otthon vagyok. A zene az otthonom. Elringat a hárfa hangja, felébreszt a dob szólója, s éltet a zongorából előhívott hangok. A zeneszó megmozgatja az embe
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Ferenc Czinki - Székesfehérvár - Hungary

Photo & text 6.


Madalena, Pico - Lisbon - Portugal

Madalena, Pico Celebrates the April 25th


student at UCLL - Hasselt - Belgium

borders and freedom

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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Katrine Solvang - Aarhus - Denmark

Relative perspective

It was hard and it wore us out. Two things happened in the spring of 2008. I fell in love and my relationship with the young man was full of future plans and things to look forward to. Then my sister got the news. You’re a terminal patient. Her treatment back in 2005 hadn’t killed the cancer
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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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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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5 students of UCLL - Hasselt - Belgium

creating a poem with random words

This is a fun group activity, leading to surprising results.

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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Katrine Solvang - Aarhus - Denmark

Relative perspective

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

Hideg

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


Hideg


A hópelyhek lassan szállingózva érnek földet, majd szinte azonnal a kígyózó sártengerbe vesznek. A macskakő között kacskaringós patako
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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

A nurse perspective

 still remember her – the young woman, the girl. She was 20 years old – or thereabouts. She made an impression on me – and I on her. I was her contact nurse during her radiation therapy. But sometimes I was also her friend and her mother. I still remember the day she took me aside in the d
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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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(anonymous)

Photo & text 2.

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

(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.

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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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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Madalena, Pico - Lisbon - Portugal

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

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

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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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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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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