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internationaal literatuur festival



Get inspired and carried away by some ninety writers, poets, performers, thinkers and young talents from around the world during the 29th festival edition - from Thursday 23 to Sunday 26 January 2024 - for four atmospheric winter days. The programmes will take place in Theater aan het Spui, Filmhuis Den Haag, Paard, the Koninklijke Schouwburg, in theatres and libraries in districts of The Hague and at The Hague University of Applied Sciences, and secondary schools in The Hague.

In early December 2024, we will announce the complete festival programme on the Writers Unlimited website, with detailed day-by-day information, programme descriptions and biographical profiles of all participating authors and artists. Subscribe to our email newsletter and stay informed!


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About Writers Unlimited

Writers Unlimited brings together writers, poets, spoken word artists, thinkers and scientists from all over the world to discuss topical issues, literature, poetry, art, science and society with our audiences. Annually in the Writers Unlimited International Literature Festival The Hague (next edition 23-26 January 2025), throughout the year in our Writers Series conversations at various locations in The Hague, in our Podcasts. And 24/7 in our freely accessible YouTube channel videos with hundreds of live registrations of our conversations and performances with authors from around the world.

Since 1995 Writers Unlimited organises the Writers Unlimited International Literature Festival The Hague. Many tens of thousands of visitors have witnessed conversations and readings by writers and poets on topical themes. The festival has grown out to become one of the most important international literary events in the Netherlands. Under the motto 'Give the floor to the authors', the festival has involved literature in the national and international societal debate. The programmes take place at various locations in the city of The Hague, including Theater aan het Spui, Paard, Amare, Theater Dakota, PIP, in neighbourhood libraries and at schools and universities.

Our activities are possible by structural subsidies from the Municipality of The Hague and the Dutch Foundation for Literature, and incidentally by various private funds, and cooperation partners such as Literatuurmuseum, Huis van het Boek, De Haagse Hogeschool, Bibliotheek Den Haag and the Jan Campert-Stichting.

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