Meet the columnists from your city
- Date: 14 June 18:00
- Location: Beeld & Geluid in Den Haag
Come and chat with us with four very different columnists from The Hague. Sjaak Bral (AD), Mira Feticu (Den Haag Centraal), Ahlam Benali Attouti (a.o. De Kanttekening and Trouw) and Christiaan Weijts (NRC Handelsblad) are coming to Beeld en Geluid Den Haag to talk about their profession, motivation and of course: The Hague. How do you make a difference in a world where everyone seems to have an opinion and can express it everywhere?
Hague resident at heart Sjaak Bral has been writing a popular column for the Algemeen Dagblad six times a week for almost twenty years. He used to want to become a journalist, but was so often rejected from journalism school that he chose his own path. Being a columnist is a profession; he works at it all day long. His trademark is his humor. He ends every year with a New Year's Eve conference. Sjaak looks at the city with a smile and with a message; people should not make life so difficult for each other.
AHLAM BENALI ATTOUTI
Ahlam Benali Attouti (1989) is a publicist. As a girl, she wrote poetry and dreamed of becoming a great writer. Her dot on the horizon is still: publishing a novel. Although it was not always natural for Ahlam to be allowed to express and publish her opinions. Now she does, in her columns and opinion pieces for the Kanttekening and Trouw, among others. Ahlam sometimes writes about the Rif Mountains and almost always about discrimination and solidarity.
Mira Feticu (1973) is a columnist for Den Haag Centraal and a writer. Her latest book is "Memory, History, Civilization. An ode to the library'. Mira has been nominated several times for literary prizes with her books. She wrote her first words in Romanian, now her work often deals with the Dutch language. Because, as can be read on her website, 'Those who were brought up on Dutch are not aware of what it takes to conquer that language. How that battle changes your life.'
Christiaan Weijts (1976) is a columnist for NRC and a writer. He lives and works in The Hague and that is reflected in his work as a columnist. For those weekly columns he often writes from his personal experience. As a writer he has been awarded and nominated several times for various literary prizes. He began his career as a columnist at the Leiden student magazine Amare.
Hizir Cengiz (writer and journalist for among others De Correspondent, interviewer of Voetnoot in Theater De Vaillant) and Astrid Feiter (initiator of Haags Verhaal and journalist).
This meeting is a collaboration between Beeld & Geluid in The Hague and Haags Verhaal.
Price: €5,- (Free with Ooievaarspas)
Includes soup and bread beforehand.
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