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Thu 19 January 2012
Bookpresentation by Peter Holvoet-Hanssen
After being Antwerps citypoet for two years, the Belgian poet Peter Holvoet-Hanssen, will leave the harbour along the Schelde and will set sail to Ostend. The poet boasts a strong relationship with both cities, and their influence is clearly visible in his brand new book Antwerpen/Oostende (Uitgeverij Promethuis/Antwerpen Boekenstad). A book full of city- and seapoems, photo’s, and drawings. His citybook The mission in Ostend is also included in this publication. You can listen and download this citybook for free here, in English, Dutch and French, and as audiobook, webtext and e-book.
Presentation in Ostend
The new book by Holvoet-Hanssen will officially be presented in Ostend on January 21. His seventeenth city poem Aangespoeld in Oostende will also be inaugurated that day, and there are several festivities to celebrate the poets arrival in Ostend. For more information and the program of the festivities: www.vrijstaat-o.be. To read more about the city poems, check out www.antwerpenboekenstad.be.
Activities in Antwerp
The writer will also be presenting his book Antwerpen/Oostende in Antwerp's City Hall, on the Day of Poetry on January the 26th. At 14:00 (2 p.m.) Holvoet-Hanssen will officially resign as the city's poet, and Bernard Dewulf will be inaugurated as the new city poet. That same evening at 19:00 (7 p.m.) Holvoet-Hanssen will host a book signing at Salle Jeanne Simons, before his farewell show with www.madametoutou.be starting at 20:00 (8 p.m.). More information and tickets via www.ccdeurne.be and www.antwerpenboekenstad.be
On January the 30th, Holvoet-Hanssen will present his eighteenth and final city poem for Antwerp at 14:00 (2 p.m.) at the Middelheim Hospital. And last but not least, the poet will attend another book signing on the 4th of February from 15:00 to 18:00 (3 to 6 p.m.) in bookshop De Groene Waterman.
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