Tue 15 January 2013

Short! Poetry and the short story – citybooks authors in Amersfoort

citybooks is hitting the road! Together with local organisations, deBuren organises a series of literary evenings at which citybooks authors will appear as guests. After the first evening in Eindhoven, titled Steden in het hoofd (Cities in the Mind), the second evening will take place on Sunday 27th of January in Amersfoort.  More news soon about the upcoming evenings in Almere and Amsterdam!

What is the difference between a short story and a long poem? Bibliotheek Eemland and deBuren are teaming up to organise an afternoon on the relationship between short stories and poetry. We examine this question during a fantastic literary afternoon in Amersfoort. With stories and poems by Annelies Verbeke (photo), Maud Vanhauwaert, Margriet Bolding, Cees van Weerd and the winner of the short story competition organised especially for this occasion.

Annelies Verbeke, novelist and uncrowned Flemish queen of the short story, is currently working on a long poem. For deBuren she wrote the Radio Book It Exists. In 2013, she will write a citybook about Ghent.

maud vanhauwaert  © marianne hommersomMaud Vanhauwaert has gone in the opposite direction: she started with poetry and wrote a citybook about Lublin for deBuren in the form of a short story.


Together, they will meet two local heroes: comedienne Margriet Bolding (awarded second prize by the A. L. Snijderprijs for the very short story) and Cees van Weerd, the city poet of Amersfoort. As well as all of this, the winner of the short story competition organised especially for the occasion will present their winning story.


  • Sunday 27th of January 2013 – 14:00 > 17:00
  • Bibliotheek Eemland, Zonnehof site
  • Zonnehof 12, 3811 ND Amersfoort
  • Tickets €7,50. Reservation recommended via Bibliotheek Eemland
  • More information at www.debeep.nl



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