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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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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

European Writers' Workshop

Thursday, April 25, 2019 from 10:00 am till 1:00 pm

literary workshop and round-table discussion in Három Holló / Drei Raben (Budapest, Piarista köz 1.)

EUROPEAN WRITERS’ WORKSHOP

with the European Literary Award winning Ina Vultchanova (Bulgaria) and Osvalds
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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 - Magyarország

Lisbon Creative Writing


Ferenc Czinki - Székesfehérvár - Hungary

Photo & text 6.


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 - Magyarország

Lisbon Creative Writing


(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.

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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Anna Gács - Budapest - Hungary

Budapest-fragments

Szépírók Társasága has launched their project, Budapest-fragments, which is also part of SILO. Cofinanced by the Open Society Institute, this programme connects the variuos literary representations of Budapest with contemporary writers and secondary school students. Students learn about how
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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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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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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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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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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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Anna Gács - Budapest - Hungary

Budapest Fragments - The winners

At the closing event of the Budapest Fragments project the jury gave out a shared third prize. One of the winners was Dóra Csürös who wrote the story of an old typewriter a witness to history. Her short story is called Antique.

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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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Anna Gács - Budapest - Magyarország

Lisbon Creative Writing


Anna Gács - Budapest - Magyarország

Lisbon Creative Writing


student at UCLL - Hasselt - Belgium

painting poetry


student at UCLL - Hasselt - Belgium

painting poetry


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 1.

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

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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Madalena, Pico - Lisbon - Portugal

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

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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Madalena, Pico - Lisbon - Portugal

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


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.

Madalena, Pico - Lisbon - Portugal

Madalena, Pico Celebrates the April 25th


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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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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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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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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Anna Gács - Budapest - Magyarország

Lisbon Creative Writing


Anna Gács - Budapest - Magyarország

At the Lisbon ENCC Project Fair we did not only present SILO, but also discussed the creative writing aspects of the project and held a mini creative writing workshop. Participants used photos on their mobile phones as inspiration for short texts. Take a look at the works!

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 century.


Modern társadalmi problémák a századfordulós Magyarországon és napjainkban

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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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(anonymous)

Photo & text 3.

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

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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Madalena, Pico - Lisbon - Portugal

taste for reading

Over the past week, the Municipal Library hosted multiple lucid-pedagogical activities, stimulated by the students of the Technical Course of Psychosocial Support of the Professional School of Pico, instilling the taste for reading. The students dramatized

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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Anna Gács - Budapest - Magyarország

Lisbon Creative Writing


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

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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Fundación Uxío Novoneyra - COUREL (LUGO) - Galicia (Spain)

IV Festival dos Eidos

"IV Festival dos Eidos" is the festival of scenic poetry and musics, that will celebrate on August 22th-26th on Parada village of Courel chain of hills (Galicia).


Festival dos Eidos is celebrated each August on Courel Hills since 2015. 3 days of cultural programation of differen
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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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Anna Gács - Budapest - Magyarország

Lisbon Creative Writing

At the Lisbon ENCC Project Fair we did not only present SILO, but also discussed the creative writing aspects of the project and held a mini creative writing workshop. Participants used photos on their mobile phones as inspiration for short texts. Take a look at the works!

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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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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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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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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