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52e Poetry International Festival Rotterdam

Nazmiye Oral meets Gonca Özmen

Date
Fr June 10
19:00 - 21:00
Location
Verhalenhuis Belvédère
Nazmiye Oral meets Gonca Özmen

Nazmiye Oral meets Gonca Özmen

Dinner and interview

Be welcome to this special edition of the renowned People's Kitchen of and in Verhalenhuis Belvédère. Visitors will enjoy a special dinner and a fascinating conversation between poet Gonca Özmen from Turkey and writer and actress Nazmiye Oral. Reservations via this link are necessary (€ 15, - including dinner, excluding drinks). Dinner starts at 19:00 hours. 

About Gonca Özmen
Gonca Özmen (Turkey, 1982) is one of the most famous and remarkable Turkish female poets of her generation and now in town especially for Poetry International Rotterdam. Her poems are playful, rhythmic and original, in a language that reflects and breaks traditions, sometimes even in the same sentence. Love is never far away, even though she will rarely illuminate it unequivocally or lyrically. Often from a critical feminist perspective, she lets expectations and desires collide with all those mistakes, fantasies and untruths that are often at play in love. 

About Nazmiye Oral
Nazmiye Oral (Turkey, 1969) inter...

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Be welcome to this special edition of the renowned People's Kitchen of and in Verhalenhuis Belvédère. Visitors will enjoy a special dinner and a fascinating conversation between poet Gonca Özmen from Turkey and writer and actress Nazmiye Oral. Reservations via this link are necessary (€ 15, - including dinner, excluding drinks). Dinner starts at 19:00 hours. 

About Gonca Özmen
Gonca Özmen (Turkey, 1982) is one of the most famous and remarkable Turkish female poets of her generation and now in town especially for Poetry International Rotterdam. Her poems are playful, rhythmic and original, in a language that reflects and breaks traditions, sometimes even in the same sentence. Love is never far away, even though she will rarely illuminate it unequivocally or lyrically. Often from a critical feminist perspective, she lets expectations and desires collide with all those mistakes, fantasies and untruths that are often at play in love. 

About Nazmiye Oral
Nazmiye Oral (Turkey, 1969) interviews Gonca. Nazmiye is a theater maker, writer and actress and was previously at Belvédère with theater platform Zina, which she co-founded with Adelheid Roosen. She is also known for the play Not Without You, which she co-starred in with her mother Havva. In 2020 she was one of the main guests in the television program Zomergasten. In her work Oral is always looking for how you can relate to dissenters without denying yourself. In the Summer Guests she searched especially for the connection, because 'being human, that takes quite some practice'.

After the interview there is a sit-down with live music. 

Pricing

Make a reservation for the meal (15 euros per person, excluding drinks). A day ticket is not required for this program.

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Sponsors
Gemeente Rotterdam
Nederlands Letterenfonds
Stichting Van Beuningen Peterich-fonds
Ludo Pieters Gastschrijver Fonds
Hendrik Muller fonds
Lira fonds
J.E. Jurriaanse
Literature Translation Institute of Korea
Partners
LantarenVenster – Verhalenhuis Belvédère