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Writers Unlimited receives a positive evaluation from the Dutch Foundation for Literature

Writers Unlimited 2024 - foto Serge Ligtenberg
Writers Unlimited 2024 - foto Serge Ligtenberg

The Hague, Wednesday, July 3, 2024

Following the earlier positive assessment by the Advisory Committee of the Municipality of The Hague on June 7, Writers Unlimited received good news today from the Dutch Foundation for Literature regarding its 2025-2028 multi-year policy plan: our festival will continue to receive structural support nationwide for the next four years.

"The committee is positive about the planned activities, which are broad and diverse, and of high literary quality. Writers Unlimited has a solid and distinctive profile, which is socially oriented and places literature at its core, with a special focus on non-Western voices. The organization aims to (continue to) engage the neighborhoods with attention to broadening the concept of literature and enhancing diversity. The committee is positive about this approach and sees that Writers Unlimited contributes to the distribution and accessibility of the cultural offering in The Hague. The committee is unanimously enthusiastic about the intention to program in the Caribbean in the coming years.

The multi-year plan presents a consistent and clear vision with a strong social focus. The 2024 Writers Unlimited festival, under the new director, showed improvement and new enthusiasm/vigor. The organization demonstrates renewed stability after a challenging period, with programs of high literary quality and a strong social focus. The national significance of Writers Unlimited is substantial, with many visitors coming from outside the city."

We are incredibly pleased with this recognition for our work and our plans for the coming years. With this commitment, we can again provide a large number of literary programs for a broadly interested audience in The Hague, the Netherlands, and beyond in the coming years.

The upcoming festival marks Writers Unlimited's 30th anniversary. We will celebrate this with special programs throughout the year. In addition to programs for a large audience, we will also create new customized programs in the coming years, in collaboration with organizations in the fields of welfare, healthcare, and law.

Posted on: Wednesday 3 July 2024