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54th Poetry International Festival Rotterdam

54th Poetry International Festival Rotterdam

54th Poetry International Festival / 6-9 June

From June 6 to 9, the 54th Poetry International Festival Rotterdam takes everything out of poetry and the poetic out of everything. With poets and spoken word artists from all over the world and partners from far and near, the festival presents unique poetry performances, theme specials, workshops, interviews and interactive programs. This year we multiply the power of poetry, by combining poetry – as you know it – with poetry you at first glance wouldn’t recognize as such. Brace yourself for a double dose of poetic brilliance as we merge the familiar with the unfamiliar. Come and watch the best poets from the world step beyond the boundaries of traditional literary expression and engage with artists from different fields like fashion, comics, therapy, karaoke, philosophy and much more. Together with you, we are going to push the boundaries of what poetry can be!

Highlights

Program

Poetry x Kleine Lettertjes - Poetry or not? (7+)

June 9 / Kids
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June 6 / Special

Poetry to the Power of Two

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June 7, 8, 9 / Special

Poem Booth

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June 7, 8, 9

Bosch en de Jong – Book sale

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June 7, 8, 9

Slow Down Corner

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June 7 / Workshop

Workshop: Art as Activism

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June 7 / Reading & Talk

Poetry International & Verhalenhuis Belvédère present: Oksana Stomina

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June 7 / Reading

Lieke Marsman

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June 7

Cross Comix

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June 7 / Special

A Tale of Two Cities: Rotterdam & Los Angeles

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June 7 / Party

Music - Gasper Nali

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June 7 / Reading

Carl-Christian Elze

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June 7 / Talk

Poet & Philosopher Laureate

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June 7 / Special

Poetry Speeddates

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June 7 / Reading

Kéchi Nne Nomu

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June 7 / Reading

Saul Williams - Reading & interview

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June 7 / Reading

Victoria Chang

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June 7 / Special

HARDOP

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June 7 / Film

Under the Skin (film)

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June 7 / Special

Poetry International & Cross Comix

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June 7 / Short reading

The Last Poem

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June 7 / Reading

Asmaa Azaizeh

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June 8, 9 / Special

Amnesty International

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June 8 / Special

Poetic Lunch

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June 8 / Workshop

Workshop Translating Queer Poetry

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June 8 / Workshop

Workshop Poetry Performance

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June 8

Poetry Foodbar

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June 8 / Reading

Neeltje Maria Min

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June 8 / Special

Masterclass Saul Williams - Art as Resistance

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June 8 / Reading & Talk

Poetry Campus

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June 8 / Reading

Maria do Rosário Pedreira

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June 8 / Special

Reveal: 'Nieuw gedicht, nieuw bericht'

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June 8 / Talk

Poetry Debate

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June 8 / Reading

Luís Lima

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June 8 / Special

Live podcast recording Climate Poets - Saving what affects you

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June 8 / Reading

The Writer’s Guide ❤️ Poetry International

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June 8 / Workshop

Translation workshop Translating multilingual poetry

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June 8 / Special

Buddingh’ Talent

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June 8 / Reading

Samira Negrouche

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June 8 / Workshop

Workshop Collectively Poetic

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June 8 / Film

Girlhood (film)

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June 8 / Reading

Gary Geddes

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June 8 / Special

Poetry Fashion Show

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June 8 / Special

HARDOP - Karaoke edition

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June 8 / Special

Unwanted Words – Winners 2nd Queer & Feminist Poetry Awards

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June 8 / Reading

Linton Kwesi Johnson - Reading & interview

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June 8 / Reading

Toni Giselle Stuart

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June 8 / Talk

Poets on Poets

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June 8 / Reading

Iva Damjanovski

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June 8 / Interview

Poetry x Guiding Voices - A conversation with Astrid Lampe

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June 8 / Reading

Eva Rún Snorradóttir

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June 8 / Talk

Poetry & Amnesty International - Human Rights Talk

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June 8 / Film

Let the Right One In (film)

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June 8 / Reading

Sigbjørn Skåden

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June 8 / Special

Motel Poetry

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June 8 / Short reading

The Last Poem

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June 8 / Party

Music - Imaginarium

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June 9 / Talk

A conversation with Gaite Jansen

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June 9 / Book presentation

Literary magazine: Op Ruwe Planken

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June 9 / Workshop

Workshop Visual Vernacular

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June 9 / Film

The Waste Land (film)

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June 9 / Kids

Poetry x Kleine Lettertjes - Poetry or not? (7+)

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June 9 / Reading

Alfred Schaffer

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June 9 / Workshop

Workshop Poetry Writing

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June 9 / Workshop

Workshop Illustrating Poems

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June 9 / Party

Music - Djocelyn

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June 9 / Reading

Astrid Lampe

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June 9 / Deaf / Hard of Hearing

Signing & Speaking

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June 9 / Deaf / Hard of Hearing

How to sign that?

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June 9 / Reading

Main performance - Nicola Della Maggiora

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June 9 / Film

Poetry Film Festival On Tour

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June 9 / Talk

Poets on Poets

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June 9 / Special

Al Rewaq

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June 9 / Talk

In conversation with Eva Prevaes

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June 9 / Film

Still the Water (film)

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June 9 / Special

Green & Red Flags

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June 9 / Reading

Felix Chow

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June 9 / Talk

Generational Abundance

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June 9 / Special

Poetry^2

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June 9 / Film

Just listen... No, look!

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June 9 / Deaf / Hard of Hearing

The Last Poem

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June 8 / Talk

Poetry & Therapy

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Workshops

Practical info

For questions about ticket sales and festival programming, please get in touch with: kaartverkoop@poetry.nl
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Visit the festival
Upon arrival at LantarenVenster, you will receive a wristband that gives access to halls 1, 5, and 6 of LantarenVenster upon presentation of your festival ticket at the festival desk. All programs and rooms are free to walk in and out, but full = full applies. So be on time for a program starts to secure a place.The programming in the foyer of LantarenVenster is freely accessible and can also be visited without a festival ticket.

 

Prices, discounts and service costs 
Opening program: €15.00
Day tickets Friday/Sunday: €22.50. Day ticket Saturday: €29.50. 
Passe-partouts: €65 (Friday to Sunday)
Up until a maximum of 50% discount for holders of RotterdamPas, CJP pass and Students. Prices exclude €2.50,- service costs per ticket.

 

Ticket sales 
Day tickets and passe-partouts for the festival on 6, 7, 8 and 9 June 2024 can be purchased online. With a day ticket/passe-partout, you visit all festival programs in LantarenVenster, with the exception of the opening program in Theater Zuidplein on June 6, the children's program on June 9, and the workshops during the weekend. Separate tickets are sold for these. After your order, you will receive e-ticket(s) in your mailbox. The programming in the foyer of LantarenVenster is freely accessible and can also be visited without a festival ticket. Tickets for the festival can only be purchased via this website and not via the box office of LantarenVenster. Poetry International uses the Stager platform. For questions about tickets, ticket sales and festival programming, please contact: kaartverkoop@poetry.nl

 

Accessibility
LantarenVenster: Otto Reuchlinweg 996, 3072 MD Rotterdam- Wilhelminapier Verhalenhuis Belvédère: Rechthuislaan 1, 3072 LB Rotterdam-Katendrecht Theater Zuidplein: Gooilandsingel 95, 3083 DP Rotterdam-South Both locations are easily accessible by public transport, car, bicycle, water taxi and on foot. Paid parking is possible on parking lots and garages nearby.

 

Sponsors
Gemeente Rotterdam
Nederlands Letterenfonds
Stichting Van Beuningen Peterich-fonds
Prins Bernhard cultuurfonds
Lira fonds
Partners
LantarenVenster – Verhalenhuis Belvédère