"Alles blijft, alles gaat voorbij; alles blijft voorbijgaan"

Poet

Jules Deelder [The Netherlands, 1944]

As a poet who is inextricably bound up with the city of Rotterdam, Jules Deelder took part in the Poetry International Festival no fewer than ten times between 1970 and 2000. In 2014, his life and poetry career were the subject of a special evening programme at the festival full of expected, and unexpected, guests. The enfant terrible of the Dutch poetry world has been managing to captivate his audience for decades with his quirky mix of urban humour and irony, but above all with the authenticity of his performances. The poet, and his work, comes from a place that has little time for pretentiousness and grandstanding. His poetry pulls no punches – bold and to-the-point, yet always deeply sensitive to human hope and human failure, it takes an unflinching look at life and all its imperfections. 

READING: Friday 14 June, 20:10 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
Rotterdam Festivals
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