In April Writers Unlimited had a writers tour to three Dutch Caribean islands: Aruba, Sint Maarten and Curaçao. David van Reybrouck (Belgium), Petinah Gappa (Zimbabwe), Helon Habila (Nigeria/U.S.A.) and Rodaan Al Galidi (Netherlands/Iraq) performed together with local authors. They presented their work in theaters, and in secondary schools.
For this tour we co-operated with the Philipsburg Jubilee Library in Sint Maarten, the FPI in Curaçao and the Biblioteca Nacional in Aruba. It is the 24th writers tour of Writers Unlimited, and the fifth tour to the Dutch Caribean since 2003.
All authors read from their work in their own language. The translations to the local languages (Papiamentu and English) were projected simultaneously. The theme of this tour was 'The Power of Memory'.
Sunday 15 April 2012
The four authors who visit the eiland of St Martin on behalf of Writers Unlimited, will perform together with local authors and muscians Marianne Tefft, Giovanni Olivacce en Stephen "Stretch" Rodney. …
Tuesday 17 April 2012
An evening with writers, poets and musicians from Aruba, with four foreign guests from Writers Unlimited. Readings of prose, poetry, storytelling and music in a beautiful surrounding, the garden of …
Friday 20 April 2012
An evening with storytelling, writers conversations and readings. The evening opens with storyteller Sheila Payne. Then Mario Kleinmoedig will moderate to talks with writers on the theme 'The Power …
Saturday 21 April 2012
A wonderful evening full of stories, poems and songs in a beautiful open air theatre in Curaçao, Villa Maria. Merietza Haakmat & Favell Maduro will be the MC's for the Belgian writer David van …