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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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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!

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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Student UCLL - Hasselt - Belgium

Creating a poem in French (2nd language)

Scrapping words, creating new meangful texts.

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. Hae a look at the outcome!

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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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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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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(anonymous)

Krokodil Festival

A visit at SILO partner's Krokodil Festival. Szépírók Társasága vice-chairman Ferenc Czinki, member Gábor Schein and László Krasznahorkai represented Hungary at the events.

student at UCLL - Hasselt - Belgium

painting poetry


student at UCLL - Hasselt - Belgium

painting poetry


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

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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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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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

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

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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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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(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.

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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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!

Tobias Frenssen - Diepenbeek - Belgium

ONDER-WEG (student project)

Created by Lotte Colaers and Kaat Vanmuysen

Anna Gács - Budapest - Magyarország

Lisbon Creative Writing


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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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

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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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

Budapest Fragments - The winners

Bori Takács got a special prize for her authentic rendering of a child's perspective in a short story about the death of a grandmother.


A nagyi háza

 

Szeretek zsí
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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.

(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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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 - Magyarország

Lisbon Creative Writing


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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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

(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.

Anna Gács - Budapest - Magyarország

Lisbon Creative Writing


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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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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Madalena, Pico - Lisbon - Portugal

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


Anna Gács - Budapest - Magyarország

Lisbon Creative Writing


Anna Gács - Budapest - Magyarország

Lisbon Creative Writing


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

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

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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(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.

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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Anna Gács - Budapest - Magyarország

Lisbon Creative Writing


student at UCLL - Hasselt - Belgium

borders and freedom

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

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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