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Writers Unlimited brings together writers, poets, thinkers and scientists from all over the world to discuss literature, art, science and society. Annually in January in the Winternachten festival, throughout the year in monthly programmes at various locations in The Hague. Our activities take place thanks to structural subsidies from the Municipality of The Hague and the Dutch Foundation for Literature, and incidentally by various private funds, and co-operation partners such as PEN International, PEN Nederland, Jan Campert-Stichting.


About the Winternachten international literature festival The Hague

Since 1995, Writers Unlimited has organised the international literature festival Winternachten in The Hague. Many tens of thousands of visitors have witnessed discussions and readings by writers and poets on topical themes. The festival has grown into one of the most important international literary events in the Netherlands. Under the motto 'Give the floor to the authors', the festival has involved literature in the national and international social debate. The programmes take place at various locations in the city of The Hague, including Theater aan het Spui, Filmhuis Den Haag, Paard, Amare, Theater Dakota, PIP, in three libraries in neighbourhoods in The Hague and at schools and universities.

The 27th edition of the Winternachten international literature festival The Hague takes place from Wednesday 19 to Sunday 23 January 2022. From 1 December 2021 the programme and tickets will be available on this website.


About the Writers Series and Podcasts

In Studio B in the Central Library and other locations in The Hague, Writers Unlimited presents the Writers Series: meetings and discussions with authors about their books and topical issues. Take a look at the overview of the upcoming Writers Series and the video registrations of previous Writers Series.

Writers Unlimited also publishes Podcasts: listen to, among others, the Asterisk Conversations by philosopher and author Simon(e) van Saarloos with Claudia Rankine, Nalo Hopkinson, Pamela Sneed and the contributions by Rosabelle Illes, Jolyn Phillips and Tirsa With.



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