Wed 13 January - Sun 17 January 2021
Winternachten International Literature Festival The Hague presented its 26th edition in the form of a two-part, online "slow festival". The first part consisted of five carefully composed online programs that we streamed live from Wednesday 13 to Sunday 17 January 2021. These programs are not available for on-demand viewing after the fact. For the second part, taking place in the coming spring, we present a series of online programs on themes related to part one.
Passe partout 13 to 17 January 2021 Online Winternachten Festival
Passe-partout tickets for the live streams on 13, 14, 15, 16 and 17 January 2021 are no longer available.
A passe-partout ticket to the online 2021 Winternachten Festival gave access to the following live streams: Opening Night - It's Up to Us , Wednesday 13 January 2021 - 20.30-21.45 hrs …
Opening Night: It's Up to Us & PEN Award
Mirthe Frese in conversation with writers Arnon Grunberg, Eva Meijer, Raoul de Jong, Tsitsi Dangarembga (Zimbabwe) and Samanta Schweblin (Germany). With contributions by Salena Godden (UK), Simon(e) van Saarloos and Jaap Tielbeke. In English.
"It's Up to Us" is a statement made by philosopher, songwriter and author Eva Meijer in a radio program, as she was speaking about her novel De nieuwe rivier ( The New River ), which deals with the …
#StillWeRise: Writing Climate (In)Justice
A program about the climate, art and activism with authors Alexis Wright (Australia), Leena Norms (UK) and Sanam Sheriff (US) as well as Benjamin Fro and Chihiro Geuzebroek, moderated by Fiep van Bodegom. In English.
More and more authors are giving the climate and the climate crisis a prominent role in their work. Consider, for example, the recent novels of Eva Meijer, Margaret Atwood and Richard Powers. Few, …
#TheFutureIsFemale: The Female Convention
A program about feminism and activism with authors Zsófia Bán (Hungary), Mona Eltahawy (US), Dilâra Gürcü (France), Mithu Sanyal (Germany) and Nazmiye Oral, Kaouthar Darmoni, Laura van Dolron and Nicole le Fever (moderator). In English.
Watch the keynote speech, Love Politics, by the German writer, journalist and cultural scientist Mithu Sanyal here. It's up to us. This is what women in Poland and Turkey are demanding in their …
#BacktoEarth: Tout-monde (Whole World)
A new perspective on Earth with authors Sulaiman Addonia and Annemarie Estor (Belgium), Amahl Raphael Khouri (Egypt) and Vamba Sherif, with Chris Keulemans (moderator) and singer-songwriter Shishani. In English.
The image we have of our world is purely human , making it human-centric. It's up to us to offer non-humans a voice and a stage. This program created by Nisrine Mbarki gave the floor to the …
#SoulCare: Radical Happiness
A program about happiness and activism with authors including Koleka Putuma (South Africa) and Jens Meijen (Belgium), as well as Radna Fabias, Munganyende Hélène Christelle, Hassnae Bouazza (moderator), and singer Bahghi and dancer Gil Gomes Leal. In Engl
"Joy is an act of resistance" is a slogan that is gaining traction. Can happiness be a form of activism? Is there such a thing as restful resistance? And why is self-care so important? These …
Amahl Raphael KhouriBiografie
Fiep van BodegomBiografie
Raoul de JongBiografie