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The musical edition

  • April 15, 2018 at 4:00 pm
  • Pages Book Store Cafe Amsterdam
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Talkins Books #6: ‘the musical edition’ with Victor Schiferli and Hiba Murey and the Bookstore Bluegrass Band In our monthly talkshow Dutch writer Victor Schiferli and Syrian writer Hiba Murey will tell how they turn personal testimonies into literature. And we are proud to present in this musical edition the Bookstore Bluegrass Band. Theme: time to testify Victor Schiferli (Haarlem, 1967) is a poet and novelist. He published four books of poetry and a novel. An author with a good dose of empathy: the alterego in his writings seems often more concerned about the fate of the people surrounding him than his own. Hiba Murey is a Syrian novelist, journalist and presenter of business events in Dubai. Two of her books will be published this year: ‘November Leaves’, about being overwhelmed by feelings of love, happiness, disappointment, nostalgia, phobia et cetera, and ‘Letters will never be delivered’, a collection of highly personal letters the author wrote to her late mother. Bookstore Bluegrass Band are Jacqueline Remmers (vocals/bass), Bertram Mourits (vocals/slide/banjo/mandolin) and Victor Schiferli (vocals/guitars) Every month, Pages Bookstore CafĂ© organizes an encounter between a Syrian and a Dutch writer around a certain theme. Many Syrian writers based in the Netherlands are keen to get in touch with their Dutch colleagues. They are curious to learn about Dutch literature and art, the themes, and motives. Conversely, Dutch writers would like to hear their Syrian counterparts tell about their literature, and how their themes and motives are affected by constant political upheaval. In the end, both Syrian and Dutch writers have a common goal: to create and ensure high-minded works. With Syrian writers settling in the Netherlands, it is inevitable that their literature will be produced here. So, it’s time to get to know each other! Organized in cooperation with Paul Alexander and Maria van Tongeren. Sunday 15 April Doors open: 16:00 h Start of program: 16:30 h
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