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Winternachten keeps it cool: festival moves to June 2022

Winternachten festival 2022 zomereditie - ontwerp Het Echte Werk
Winternachten festival 2022 zomereditie - ontwerp Het Echte Werk

Writers Unlimited keeps it cool and moves the 27th edition of Winternachten international literature festival The Hague from January to 16-19 June 2022. With the current Covid measures it is not possible to organise the festival in the middle of January in the way we are expected to: full of sparkling conversations and intimate encounters with Dutch and international writers, poets, spoken word artists and musical performers from The Netherlands and abroad.

From Thursday 16 to Sunday 19 June 2022, Paard Den Haag will be the central festival location, and there will be special programmes with partners such as Amare, Theater Dakota and PIP Den Haag. Festival programme and box office information will be announced shortly.

Being home and feeling at home
The motto of Winternachten festival 2022 is Whose House is This? This opening sentence of the novel Home by Toni Morrison inspires us to make a festival about being home and feeling at home in one's society, city and body. And where every visitor feels at home!

Paard as festival hub
Ellen Walraven, director of Writers Unlimited and the Winternachten festival, says: 'Keeping distance is necessary nowadays, and that makes a festival impossible, because it is all about groundbreaking and unexpected encounters. Since our regular festival heart Theater aan het Spui is renovating, we have joined forces with Paard to make a sweltering Winternachten edition with Dutch and international authors and artists. Expect a mix of sultry auditoriums, heated conversations, fresh perspectives and ice-cold drinks. Book a hotel and come chill in this warm bath.

Welcome your visits
We now appeal to your patience, but at the same time we welcome your visits to Writers Series evenings next spring, to our rich online video archive and soon in June to the Winternachten festival 2022.

Thanks for support and cooperation
This applies equally to the support and cooperation we receive from our wonderful colleagues in The Hague, from the participating authors, from our volunteers and from our partners: the City of The Hague, the Dutch Foundation for Literature, the Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds, Dioraphte, Fonds 21 and the Lira Fonds.

Posted on: Thursday 16 December 2021