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Ode to Remco Campert on 21 January at Writers Unlimited Festival

Ramco Campert - foto Stephan Vanfleteren
Ramco Campert - foto Stephan Vanfleteren

To celebrate the life and work of Remco Campert on a grand scale, an Ode to Remco Campert will take place on the closing day of the Writers Unlimited International Literature Festival Writers Unlimited The Hague on Sunday afternoon, January 21, 2024, prior to the presentation of the Hague Literature Awards. Remco Campert will be honored by prominent guests such as Ellen ten Damme, Kees van Kooten, Ramsey Nasr, Alma Mathijsen, Mirjam van Hengel, Ronelda Kamfer,  Benjamin Herman Quartet and Corrie van Binsbergen who all let themselves be inspired by the person and work of Campert for their musical or verbal contributions. The program (Dutch spoken) is organized by the Writers Unlimited, Literatuurmuseum, the Jan Campert Foundation, publisher De Bezige Bij and de Volkskrant.

Remco Campert (1929-2022) was born in The Hague. He was a much loved poet, novelist and columnist. For his poetry he received, among others, the Reina Prinsen Geerligs Prize, the Poetry Prize of the Municipality of Amsterdam, the Jan Campert Prize, the P.C. Hooft Prize and De Gouden Ganzenveer. In 2015 he was awarded the Prize of Dutch Literature.

In the second half of the program the Hague Literature Prizes will be handed out to Anjet Daanje Constantijn Huygens Prize), Rozalie Hirs (Jan Campert Prize), Tomas Lieske (F. Bordewijk Prize) and Tjibbe Veldkamp (Nienke van Hichtum Prize).

Each winner will be honoured with a laudatio by a special guest! Thus, pianist, singer and composer Maartje Meijer performs for Anjet Daanje, Rozalie Hirs and Tomas Lieske are praised by poet Jan Kuijper and writer Marjoleine de Vos respectively, and singer-songwriter Lucky Fonz III performs for Tjibbe Veldkamp.

Writers Unlimited organises the Writers Unlimited International Literature Festival The Hague every year in January (2024 dates: 18-21 January) and monthly Writers Series programmes throughout the year at various locations in The Hague, including the Central Public Library (Centrale Bibliotheek) The Hague. The festival, featuring more than 100 writers, poets, spoken word artists and musicians from the Netherlands and abroad, will take place over four days at venues including Theater aan het Spui, Filmhuis Den Haag, Paard, Koninklijke Schouwburg, neighbourhood libraries, Hague universities and secondary schools.

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(Note: this programme is Dutch spoken)

Posted on: Tuesday 4 July 2023