In the 1998 Winternachten edition it was for the first time that South-African, Surinamese, and Antillian artists were invited. In that way the festival developed from and Indoensian/Dutch-East-Indies literary event to a festival for artists and the historically related countries. Historically in the sense of shared colonial backgrounds. This edtion was also the first to be a a three day event.
Friday 27 February 1998
An evening with writers from South-Africa and The Netherlands. They read from their work and were introduced by Aad Nuis. They were interviewed by Michaël Zeeman and Robert Dorsman. In het musical …
Saturday 28 February 1998
The third edition of the Indische Winternacht, this time from the East and West-Indiest. Apart form artists from Indonesia and The Netherlands, now also writers, musicans and story-tellers from …
Sunday 1 March 1998
A panel discussion of writers from Indonesia, South-Africa, the Antilles and The Netherlands, titled 'Wingewest van het geweten'. Theme was the development of the cultural orientation of the …