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Tirsa With

Tirsa With - foto: Sanne Uitvlugt
Tirsa With - foto: Sanne Uitvlugt

(1997) is a writer, translator, voice actor and well-known television host of national Dutch broadcaster NPO. With studied literature at the University of Amsterdam and, in 2020, was an advisor for multi-year subsidies with the Amsterdam Fund for the Arts. Her short story Schrammen voel je tenminste (At Least You Can Feel Scrapes) was published in the anthology De Goede Immigrant (The Good Immigrant, 2020). She wrote the short story Nia as a contribution and reaction to the Asterisk Conversations podcast by Simon(e) van Saarloos with Nalo Hopkinson. Her Dutch translation of the YA novel Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson was published in 2021.


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  • Writers Unlimited 2024

    Shaved Ice and Afrodance - Zindzi Zevenbergen and Precious Alvares (10+)

    With: Precious Alvares, Tirsa With, Zindzi Zevenbergen

    First the adventurous story about the first shaved-ice vendor in Suriname, then letting loose in an Afrodance workshop led by one of the best African street style dancers of The Netherlands: Precious Alvares, winner of the Red Bull Dance Your Style 2022!

    Zindzi Zevenbergen was a guest at Shaved Ice and Afrodance, an event for anyone over 10 years of age. She let you travel along with shaved-ice vendor Francisco. Various versions of his story, told by family members, were the inspiration for the wonderful illustrated YA book De reis van Manie Schaafijs (The Journey of Manie Schaafijs). Zevenbergen wrote the text and Hedy Tijn created the colourful illustrations.

    Host was Tirsa WIth, writers and well-known as presenter of Dutch national television programme Het Klokhuis (NPO Zapp).

    After that, it was time to let loose in an Afrodance workshop with Precious Alvares. Because stories aren't just told as family legends or in books, but also through dance! Precious shows you his best moves and talks about how African street style developed. And then... cool off with a shaved ice!