Category: citybooks news

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citybooks Haarlem started in 2017. In April 2019, Spanish author Andrés Barba came to discover the city for two weeks. Together with the municipality of Haarlem, we set up his stay and two activities.

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Released early 2019 on the citybooks website: Chantal Rens’ photo reportage.

Category: citybooks news

Fri 08 March 2019

City Symphony of Ghent

In early 2015, Niña Weijers wrote Eclipse, a short story written for citybooks which incorporates the experiences of her residency in Ghent. The little diary describes her toilsome and often lonely authorship as well as her wanderings around the city. Mari van Moll felt inspired by the text and she decided to make a short film out of it.

 

Category: impressions

Anis HamadehOne of the real treasures the modern age has to offer is the unbelievable amount of public audios, videos, texts and pictures. A paradise for learners, players and fans! In my case it is about languages  and chess. I am a cyber hunter, a discoverer. And the search for interesting material is part of the fun.

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Francesca Melandri © Carlo TrainaItalian author Francesca Melandri is author-in-residence in Bruges this fall to write a citybook. On October 6th she will be present for a literary evening during the Un|settled festival. Melandri will share the stage with poet Ghayath Almadhoun and author Kader Abdolah. The three authors and hostess Alicja Gescinska participate in an intriguing conversation about migration. They will speak about their own experiences or why, as writers, they are fascinated by the subject.

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LaTasha N. Nevada Diggs © Willy SommaWriter, vocalist and sound artist LaTasha N. Nevada Diggs will be our guest author in Leeuwarden this September. During her stay in the Low Countries you'll have the chance to see her perform in Amsterdam, Brussels and - of course - in Leeuwarden, the city she will be exploring for citybooks.

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© Ulli LustAustrian cartoonist Ulli Lust resided in the city of Haarlem for two weeks In Februari 2018, to create a citybook about this Dutch city. The result is Lucky City, a city portrait in 20 drawings. The series will be exhibited in the Haarlem Town Hall during the Comics Festival Stripdagen Haarlem from 25 May until 3 June.

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© Maarten van der GraaffIn November 2017 citybooks author Maarten van der Graaff visited the UK as the Dutch Language Union Writer in Residence. His tour included London, Nottingham and Sheffield where he worked with 4th year students of Dutch on the English translation of his citybook ‘DOLOR: Official Punk in Karlsruhe’. Read more about the experiences of the student translators.

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© Marc de fotograafLeeuwarden is the European cultural capital of the year 2018. In the context of Leeuwarden-Fryslân 2018, a new project of citybooks is taking place. Four authors and two photographers were invited to plunge into the Frisian capital, together with the local partners Explore the North, Lan fân taal and Leeuwarden Culturele Hoofdstad (Leeuwarden Cultural Capital). The first authors taking part are Hassan Blasim, Erik Vlaminck and Arjan Hut. Others will be announced soon.

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Fri 03 November 2017

citybooks @ Europalia Indonesia

Annelies Verbeke, Gustaaf Peek and Bouke Billiet were invited by deBuren to reside two weeks in Indonesia to write a citybook. During the EUROPALIA Indonesia arts biennial, these authors are present at a literary afternoon to talk about their experiences in Jakarta and Semarang.