Mon 24 April 2017

Bru∙Taal Festival & citybooks Bruges

From 5 -13 May, Bruges is the location for the brand new literary festival Bru∙Taal. A wide a range of activites takes place with international authors. In the larger framework of the festival, citybooks Bruges takes place. The first author to reside in and write a citybook inspired by this historic city is Hagar Peeters. Her citybook will be published this summer. Hagar is a guest during the festival too in several programs.


deBuren participates in some of the events during the festival:


BruTaal - Opening Night
05. May 2017 - 20:00 > 22:00, Concertgebouw Brugge

Bru·Taal's opening night is a truly cosmopolitan affair. Eight international authors are travelling to Bruges with their favourite cities in their pockets. Journey with them to Genoa, Rome, Damascus, Algiers, Paris and South America as they read from their own work.
With: Cees Nooteboom, Adriaan van Dis, Ilja Leonard Pfeijffer, Boualem Sansal, Marie NDiaye, Ghayath Almadhoun, Christophe Boltanski, Sandro Veronesi en Nathan Daems Quartet


Fatena's poetry salon
7 May 2017 - 14:00 > 15:15, Conservatorium, Brugge

Palestinian poet Fatena Al-Ghorra presides over an exclusive poetry salon with a Middle Eastern flavour. 
With: Ghayath Almadhoun, Mustafa Kör, Amjad Nassr, Fatena Al-Ghorra en Osama Abdulrasol


Lees meer! Read more!
7 May 2017 - 11:00 > 12:30, Concertgebouw, Brugge

During Bru·Taal, the literary program of the library Lees Meer! hosts international authors and poets. Adriaan van Dis, Annelies Verbeke, Ghayath Almadhoun and Anne Vegter will be interviewed about their work by Ann De Bie.


hagar peeters © koos breukelMeet Hagar Peeters on 13 May:


Find the complete program on


TIP - Quite a few of the guest authors at the festival have written a citybook or a Radio Book:

Ghayath Almadhoun wrote citybooks on Ypres and Antwerp
Carmien Michels wrote a citybook on Münster
Maud Vanhauwaert wrote a citybook on Lublin
Stefan Hertmans wrote a citybook on Tbilisi and the Radio Book Star of Salvation
Annelies Verbeke wrote citybooks on Ghent and Jakarta
Jeroen Olyslaegers wrote citybooks on Utrecht and Ostend
Cees Nooteboom wrote a citybook on Venice
Michael Bijnens wrote a citybook on Antwerp
Marc Reugebrink wrote the Radio Book Brass and Us
Dimitri Verhulst wrote the Radio Book Who drank Hector Hernandez?
Herman Koch wrote the Radio Book A Brief History of Deceit
Adriaan van Dis wrote the Radio Book Hoog bezoek
Ilja Leonard Pfeijffer wrote the Radio Book De verandering
Menno Wigman wrote the Radio Book Kaputnik
Peter Verhelst wrote the Radio Book Legion
Anne Vegter
wrote the Radio Book Odin is asleep


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