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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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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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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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(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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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 - 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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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

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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student at UCLL - Hasselt - Belgium

painting poetry


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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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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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

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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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

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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(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.

Madalena, Pico - Lisbon - Portugal

Madalena, Pico Celebrates the April 25th


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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(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.

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.

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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(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.

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

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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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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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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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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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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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

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 4.

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

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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Tobias Frenssen - Diepenbeek - Belgium

ONDER-WEG (student project)

Created by Lotte Colaers and Kaat Vanmuysen

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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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

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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5 students of UCLL - Hasselt - Belgium

creating a poem with random words

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

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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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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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 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

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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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

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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Madalena, Pico - Lisbon - Portugal

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


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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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

When I visited ny dad for the last time

I drove past the hospital on my way home from work. My Dad smiled tiredly when he saw me. He was alone, so my Mum must have gone home. I saw my energetic, wonderful Dad. I didn’t see how tired he was. I only saw his smile. I asked him if he wanted me to read the newspaper to him. He said yes. H
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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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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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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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