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International Literature Festival The Hague

Winternachten 2018

Thu 18 - Sunday 21 January 2018

Programme Tickets

Some eighty writers, poets and upcoming literary talents from all parts of the globe gather in The Hague. During the four atmospheric days of the Winternachten international literature festival The Hague, they discuss from their own perspectives and imaginations the renaissance of collective idealism. The 23rd edition of the festival, carrying the motto We the People, focuses on the desire for a collective experience and the resurgence of social movements.

Dates, programme and box office
The Winternachten festival takes place from Thursday 18 until Sunday 21 Januari 2018 in Theater aan het Spui and Filmhuis Den Haag. The full programme - all performances of the writers, poets, thinkers and musicians - will be available on by the end of November 2017. Tickets for the grand festival evenings Friday and Saturday Night Unlimited sell until 26 December for the Early Bird reduced price of 20 Euros; from 27 December the regular ticket price will be 28,50 Euros with reductions for students.

Theme: longing for a decisive collective experience
Shervin Nekuee, programme curator of the festival, says this about this edition's theme: "Winternachten 2018 will be a literary, poetic and musical story about longing for a decisive collective feeling. Through speech, words and poetry, our writers will speak about social movements; about the current status of 'freedom, equality and fraternity' in revolutionary Europe; about how Europeans deal with the world that surrounds them. It is going to be a scintillating festival with a lot of recitations, conversations, films and music. Winternachten festival brings together top writers, top poets and up-and-coming talents from far away and close by.