"x. says individualism will get here, it’ll only take a little time./ h. says he’s constantly been thinking on the 70s recently, it feels like the 70s were coming back"

Poet

Lea Schneider [Germany, 1989]

Lea Schneider is a poet and a translator of contemporary Chinese poetry. In her poetry, people circle each other looking for a stable centre, for direction – like in the prose poem “Autumn in Nanjing”, which she will be performing at the festival, in which thoughts, observations, references and questions are forged into a visually evocative poetic report. At the same time, what emerges here is a highly individual, fully committed political voice that comments on current and universal topics, from rape culture to materialism. Due to her unique combination of precise and abstract descriptions of events and situations, however, her work always remains ambiguous, speaking to our associative abilities. 

READING: Saturday 15 June, 16:20 hrs - Jurriaanse Zaal

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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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