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54th Poetry International Festival Rotterdam
Theophilus Kwek

Theophilus Kwek

Reading

Each poem by Theophilus Kwek (Singapore) is a story in itself. He writes about current social issues and calmly but consistently calls attention to those who are so often overlooked; like refugees or healthcare workers during the pandemic, making you wonder how much you care and how much you should care. 

Left to themselves, the shapes of all green things 
begin to describe their own flourishing.

In addition to being a poet, Kwek is also a trained classical violinist, and he loves the area where genres meet. For example, he has written librettos at the invitation of the Royal Opera House; As an editorial board member of several literary magazines and blogs, Kwek has for years been drawing attention to the work of promising Southeast Asian writers and to multilingualism in Singapore. All this makes Kwek a writer with a big heart, a sharp pen and a reading to look forward to! 

This is a program with the Greek poet Danae Sioziou. In this program, both poets read their entire festival...

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Each poem by Theophilus Kwek (Singapore) is a story in itself. He writes about current social issues and calmly but consistently calls attention to those who are so often overlooked; like refugees or healthcare workers during the pandemic, making you wonder how much you care and how much you should care. 

Left to themselves, the shapes of all green things 
begin to describe their own flourishing.

In addition to being a poet, Kwek is also a trained classical violinist, and he loves the area where genres meet. For example, he has written librettos at the invitation of the Royal Opera House; As an editorial board member of several literary magazines and blogs, Kwek has for years been drawing attention to the work of promising Southeast Asian writers and to multilingualism in Singapore. All this makes Kwek a writer with a big heart, a sharp pen and a reading to look forward to! 

This is a program with the Greek poet Danae Sioziou. In this program, both poets read their entire festival selection with recent work.

Host: Tsead Bruinja

 

Friday 9 June
LantarenVenster 5
22:00 


Pricing

Dayticket Friday or Sunday € 22,50
Dayticket Saturday€ 29,50
Passe-partout € 50,00
Prices do not include service costs of €1.50 per ticket.

50% discounts for RotterdamPas, CJP-pas and Studentscard

Language and duration

The poems are perfomed in the original language and translated into English and Dutch.

60 minutes

Festival poets

See also

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