Review Read My World festival 2014


The second edition of Read my World, the new international literature festival in Amsterdam, again gave an in depth view of a region that mainly reaches Dutch media due to disaster. The formula: provide writers from the region itself with the opportunity to present a selection of promising literary talent. Report of a three-day literary exploration of the Caribbean today.

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Read My World goes Caribbean


On September 12, 13 and 14, literature festival Read My World presents Caribbean poetry and stories in the Tolhuistuin in Amsterdam. Expect a richly diverse program with spirited readings, candid interviews, the one and only Poetry Marathon, the literary and musical campfire Literaire Vuurpotpourri, performances by legendary dup poet Linton Kwesi Johnson, rapper Typhoon and stand-up comedian Jörgen Raymann & rapper Brainpower. The festival ends with a swinging Sranan poku party. Most programs are accessible to non-Dutch speakers.

Posters Read My World

Special design with three window views from authors


Our designers Meeusontwerpt made three versions of the Read My World festival poster 2014, each with a different view from the window of a guest author of the festival. What do Shakira Bourne (Barbados), Kendel Hippolyte (Saint Lucia) and Ruel Johnson (Guyana) see when they look up from their writing desk?

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Read My World 2014 Caribbean

September 12, 13, 14 in the Tolhuistuin


On September 12, 13 and 14 the Tolhuistuin will be all about Caribbean literature, poetry and stories. Going beyond the commonplace, Read My World explores the boundaries between literature and journalism, between here and there – and draws attention to everything in between. In the three theatre halls and the idyllic garden of the Tolhuistuin, expect a richly diverse programme with spirited readings, candid interviews, Literary Potpourri, Poets Marathon, Spoken Beat Night and music. A lively meeting of ideas and dreams, humour and passion, politics and journalism – and of over 90 authors and artists from the Netherlands, Flanders and the Caribbean. >>

(nl) Read My World 2014 – De preview


Hedendaagse literatuur in de Caraiben

Op 1 februari presenteert Read my World in het Bijlmer Parktheater twee van de drie curatoren van het aankomende Read my World Festival 2014. Ruel Johnson, dichter en auteur (Guyana), en Sharda Ganga, theatermaakster, columnist en socioloog (Suriname) introduceren de hedendaagse Caraibische literatuur zoals zij die lezen. Beiden maakten ze een selectie van auteurs die er in hun optiek op dit moment in het bijzonder toe doen. Het zijn vaak jonge, nog onbekende auteurs, maar vol talent. >>