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Spot on Young Poets - Poetry Week

Stian Olesen - Spot on Young Poets | Winternachten slowfestival - video Kevin van Os
Stian Olesen - Spot on Young Poets | Winternachten slowfestival - video Kevin van Os

Writers Unlimited has asked eight young people to write a poem about the theme of the 26th Winternachten Festival: "It's up to us". All previously participated in the Spot on Young Poets program for high school students in The Hague and reached the final of the Jonge Campert prize. During the Dutch Poetry Week, we put one of the Young Poets in the virtual spotlights every day. Watch the video poems by Stian Olesen and Xiu Bin van Lier.

Stian Olesen is a young poet from The Hague who won the Young Campert Prize during the 2020 Winternachten festival. Xiu Bin van Lier was a finalist for the Young Campert Prize during the 2018 Winternachten festival. Spot on Young Poets is the educational project of Writers Unlimited, poet Diann van Faassen and Meermanno Museum | House of the Book. This project constitutes poetry workshops at Hague high schools, where students are given lessons in poetry and recitation. Stian is a student at Vrije School Den Haag, and Xiu Bin at Dalton Den Haag.

Posted on: Thursday 28 January 2021