Ode to Remco Campert on 21 January at Writers Unlimited Festival
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, Alma Mathijsen, Benjamin Herman and Corrie van Binsbergen who have been inspired by Remco's person and work. 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.
The Hague Literature Prizes that will be awarded in the second half of the program are the Constantijn Huygens Prize, the Jan Campert Prize, the F. Bordewijk Prize and the Nienke van Hichtum Prize. Already announced: the Constantijn Huygens Prize will be awarded to Anjet Daanje, known for her novel Het lied van ooievaar en dromedaris; the laureates of the other three prizes will be announced in November.
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.
(Note: this programme is Dutch spoken)