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Poetry writing workshop for beginners

Workshop Poetry writing for beginners

Learn to write and perform poems with Daniela Montoya Jerez

As part of the initiative Maak Mee In Je Wijk, Bibliotheek Rotterdamand Poetry International present a series of fun and educational workshops Poetry Writing for Beginners in the heart of the Alexanderpolder neighbourhood. On four Friday afternoons in library Ommoord, located in community centre De Romeynshof, you will learn step by step how to get what moves you to paper (or your tablet) in a catchy way. Besides writing, you will also learn how to recite your poem in the best possible fashion. The series concludes with a fun poetry afternoon where all participants perform their poem on stage. During the workshops you will be coached by Daniela Montoya Jerez, the afternoons will take place on Friday 8 and 22 March, and 5 and 19 AprilYou can also choose to attend individual workshops.

Meet your coach: Daniela Montoya Jerez

The workshops will be taught by Daniela Montoya Jerez. Daniela is a spoken word artist and teaches English and Spanish literature. She has a great passion for language and is an enthusiastic storyteller, preferably through poetic prose. When she is not writing, she is buying or reading books, taking photos, playing sports or cuddling with her three cats.

The workshops are given in Dutch and are for everyone aged 18 and above. 

Practical information

Location: reader's terrace, library Ommoord
Dates workshops: Friday 8 March, 22 March, 5 April, 19 April
Admission: free for members | € 2,50 per workshop for non-members
Registration: tickets at the desk of library Ommoord or via the links below:

Friday 8 March, 11:00 - 13:00 hours - tickets
Friday 22 March, 11:00 - 13:00 hours - tickets
Friday 5 April, 11:00 - 13:00 hours - tickets
Friday 19 April, 11:00 - 13:00 hours - tickets


This series of workshops is the result of collaboration of Poetry International and Bibliotheek Rotterdam, in cooperation with Cultuur Concreet / Maak mee in je wijk.

Gemeente Rotterdam
Nederlands Letterenfonds
Stichting Van Beuningen Peterich-fonds
Prins Bernhard cultuurfonds
Lira fonds
J.E. Jurriaanse
Gefinancierd door de Europese Unie
Elise Mathilde Fonds
Stichting Verzameling van Wijngaarden-Boot
LantarenVenster – Verhalenhuis Belvédère