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student at UCLL - Hasselt - Belgium

borders and freedom

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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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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(anonymous)

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’
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(anonymous)

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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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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(anonymous)

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 - 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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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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(anonymous)

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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Tobias Frenssen - Diepenbeek - Belgium

ONDER-WEG (student project)

Created by Lotte Colaers and Kaat Vanmuysen

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

Interschoolar Project Madalena, Pico - Madalena - Portugal

Madalena, Pico - Lisbon - Portugal

Madalena, Pico Celebrates the April 25th


Madalena, Pico - Lisbon - Portugal

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

Helena Bijnens - Hasselt - Belgium

poem written by Janne Panis, a literature-hater

(anonymous)

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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(anonymous)

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 ch
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Madalena, Pico - Lisbon - Portugal

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


Helena Bijnens - Hasselt - Belgium

hip hop versus poetry