(1993) is a poet, word artist and lawyer. Searches and the raw version of life are central themes in her work. She challenges you to look past first impressions. Since Fall 2019, she has been resident poet of online feminist media platform Lilith. Magazine ELLE published two poems she wrote about the death of George Floyd. Her work has also been published in De Groene Amsterdammer, online magazine Hard // Hoofd and literary magazine Kluger Hans. In 2020, she was part of the Op de Schans program at festival Into the Great Wide Open, and was selected for Vers van het Mes and for the Schrijfresidentie (Writing Residence), initiatives of deBuren, the Flemish-Dutch house for culture and debate. Fonchie is a legal advisor to the Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Sciences. She worked for, among others, the Permanent Representation of the Netherlands at the United Nations and the European Union.(WN 2021)
Archive available for: Babeth Fonchie
At the request of Writers Unlimited, five authors wrote a letter to a family member of another generation asking: "What concern or fear about this time would you like to present to a family member in the past or in the future?" Five artists responded to the letters and created an unique illustration. Graphic designer Herman van Bostelen turned it into a paper gem: from leporello to postcard.
We launch the analogue issue (in Dutch only) of Inheritance with an online program. Enjoy the conversations with four authors and illustrators involved: Eva Meijer, Fleur Kotten, Babeth Fonchie and Jessica Bacuna talk about the special collaboration from our favorite bookshop in The Hague, De Vries Van Stockum. (Dutch spoken)
With: authors Annemarie Estor, Babeth Fonchie, Jens Meijen, Eva Meijer and Babah Tarawally and artists Mignon Nusteling, Jessica Bacuna, Rachel Sender, Fleur Kotten and Kenneth Aidoo. Read the English translation via our site. Paper edition (in Dutch) available from Friday 30 April (€7,50) via bookstore or webshop De Vries Van Stockum.
Read and watch the English translations of Inheritance:
- Annemarie Estor and Mignon Nusteling
- Babeth Fonchie and Jessica Bacuna
- Jens Meijen and Rachel Sender
- Eva Meijer and Fleur Kotten
- Babah Tarawally and Kenneth Aidoo
Program concept: Joëlle Koorneef (Writers Unlimited)
Design: Herman van Bostelen
Book sales: De Vries Van Stockum Boeken
Videoregistration: Wilbert Eerland