"Zoals je soms een kamer ingaat, niet weet waarvoor"

Poet

Judith Herzberg [The Netherlands, 1934]

Judith Herzberg is a frequent guest at Poetry International; in 2019 we are looking forward to welcoming her to the festival for the 11th time. A prolific writer, she has an impressive body of published work. Herzberg has been a fixture in the Dutch poetry world for more than five decades, ever since she made her debut in 1963 with her collection Zeepost (‘Sea Post’). In 1997 she received the P.C. Hooft Award for her entire oeuvre, which she describes as an attempt to let her reader “experience the same confusion that I undergo when I look at reality”. Artful and sophisticated, Herzberg’s words allow the reader to share in small pleasures and big griefs – which remain bearable thanks to her characteristic lightness.

READING: Sunday 16 June, 15:00 hrs - Jurriaanse Zaal

Buy Tickets

Pick your favorite festival day – or days – or purchase a passe-partout so you can visit the entire festival. 

OPENING NIGHT

THURSDAY 13 JUNE

Join the golden anniversary’s kick off celebrations!

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FRIDAY 14 JUNE

Access to all readings and events on Friday 14 June (with the exception of workshops)

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SATURDAY 15 JUNE

Access to all readings and events on Friday 14 June (with the exception of workshops)

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SUNDAY 16 JUNE

Access to all readings and events on Friday 14 June (with the exception of workshops)

PASSE-PARTOUT

13, 14, 15 AND 16 JUNE

Access to all festival events (with the exception of workshops)

Location

The 50th Poetry International Festival will kick-off on 13 June in the Main Auditorium of de Doelen. On 14, 15 and 16 June most events will take place in or around the Jurriaanse zaal. De Doelen is situated within walking distance of Rotterdam Central Station

Entrance Main Auditorium – Schouwburgplein 50, Rotterdam
Entrance Jurriaanse zaal – Kruisplein 30, Rotterdam

Sponsors

Nederlands Letterenfonds
Gemeente Rotterdam
Droom en Daad
Lira Fonds
Stichting Dioraphte
Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds