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Helena Bijnens - Hasselt - Belgium

Using the 3-words technique to write a poem

On 12 October we experimented with the "3 given words and a postcard"-technique to write a meaningful poem.

Helena Bijnens - Hasselt - Belgium

hip hop versus poetry

SILO workshop at the congres "from global teacher to global citizen" on 12/10.

If you opened the enveloppe and were to find a mix of poetry fragments and a hip hop texts, would you be able to see the difference?

In this workshop for poetry-haters, the haters realised they do not hate
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Helena Bijnens - Hasselt - Belgium

short overview of the poetry and literature day on 13/12/18

Slideshow with pictures of all the texts and poems created during this unconventional and inspiring day. The day was filled with creative writing workshops that went beyond normality: we painted with words, played wordgames, created poems thanks to our smartphone and read stories next to a virtual bonfire!

(anonymous)

Photo & text 3.

The results of the "Wherem am I? - Contemporary literature and creative writing in the classroom" workshop. Photo and text by Kathleen Vanderstraeten.

Ferenc Czinki - Székesfehérvár - Hungary

Apa

The following text was written by one of the participating children, Gergő:


Apa


Sziasztok, Gyuri vagyok, most lettem 43 éves. Szeretem a munkámat, de rengeteget kell dolgoznom. Ez a sok munka nagyon rosszat tesz az idegeimnek. Gyorsabban lesze
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Helena Bijnens - Krakow - Poland

Syrian writer Kholoud Charaf presents us her work

Kholoud Charaf is a poet, an art critic and a social activist in search of better opportunities for women and children who survived the war. She is now the new resident of the City of Krakow as part of the ICORN programme. Kholoud Charaf comes from Al Mjemr in the south of Syria. As a poet, Chara
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Anna Gács - Budapest - Hungary

Budapest Fragments - The winners

At the closing event of the Budapest Fragments project the first prize went to Zsombor Hajdara. His ironic short story is about the tenants of an olda block of flats, so characteristic of Budapest.


Nagy számok törvénye<
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Anna Gács - Budapest - Hungary

Who Owns Literature? European Writers' Workshop

April 19, 2018, Budapest

In this discussion writers, translators, critics were invited to share their ideas on if and how the elitism of literature and literary institutions should be tackled, how new audiences can be reached and inspired, and if extending tools and skills of story
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Madalena, Pico - Lisbon - Portugal

Madalena, Pico Celebrates the April 25th


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Patient perspective

Story 1

Every morning I wake up feeling like someone has punched me in my side. The first step out of bed is always the most difficult because it means a new day of worrying and having to face people around me who don’t look at me like they used to do. It feels like someone has written CA
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student at UCLL - Hasselt - Belgium

painting poetry


Katrine Solvang - Aarhus - Denmark

Patient perspective

I’ve sometimes felt like taking the time to try and tell the full narrative of my disease. Now I can.

I was probably a little surprised that I was the one to be struck by cancer. Yeah well, who isn’t?

I have to say, however, that I’d been close to cancer before, as two of my sis
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Anna Gács - Budapest - Hungary

Budapest Fragments - The winners

A special prize was given to Zsolt Oláh for his witty essay on the forrunners of social media in the Budapest café culture in the first decades of the 20th century.


Modern társadalmi problémák a századfordulós Magyarországon és napjainkban

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5 students of UCLL - Hasselt - Belgium

creating a poem with random words

This is a fun group activity, leading to surprising results.

(anonymous)

Photo & text 5.

The results of the "Wherem am I? - Contemporary literature and creative writing in the classroom" workshop. Photo and text by Rick Heyens.

Anna Gács - Budapest - Hungary

Budapest Fragments - The winners

Bori Takács got a special prize for her authentic rendering of a child's perspective in a short story about the death of a grandmother.


A nagyi háza

 

Szeretek zsí
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Katrine Solvang - Aarhus - Denmark

Relative perspective

We’re sitting in the waiting room. It’s cold. Perhaps I should’ve put some more clothes on? Or something else ... You’re reading a magazine about gardens; you love gardening and you say that you were in the garden yesterday and moved your gladioli away from the lawn, so you could mow it.
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Ferenc Czinki - Székesfehérvár - Hungary

Macska

The following text was written by one of the participating children, Prisca:


Macska


Hosszú, barna, göndör copfja utána lobog az enyhe szellőben. A tőle jobbra pihenő város ablakaiban fény ragyog, de a koromsötétség, mint egy nyúlós
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Student UCLL - Hasselt - Belgium

Creating a poem in French (2nd language)

Scrapping words, creating new meangful texts.

Ferenc Czinki - Székesfehérvár - Hungary

European Writers' Workshop

Thursday, April 25, 2019 from 10:00 am till 1:00 pm

literary workshop and round-table discussion in Három Holló / Drei Raben (Budapest, Piarista köz 1.)

EUROPEAN WRITERS’ WORKSHOP

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Helena Bijnens - Hasselt - Belgium

poem written by Janne Panis, a literature-hater

(anonymous)

Photo & text 1.

The results of the 'Wherem am I? - Contemporary literature and creative writing in the classroom' workshop. Photo and text by Anke Leenders.

Ferenc Czinki - Székesfehérvár - Hungary

Tánc

The following text was written by one of the participating children, Leila:


Tánc


Otthon vagyok. A zene az otthonom. Elringat a hárfa hangja, felébreszt a dob szólója, s éltet a zongorából előhívott hangok. A zeneszó megmozgatja az embe
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(anonymous)

Photo & text 2.

The results of the 'Wherem am I? - Contemporary literature and creative writing in the classroom' workshop. Photo and text by Eddy Exelmans.

(anonymous)

Photo & text 4.

The results of the "Wherem am I? - Contemporary literature and creative writing in the classroom" workshop. Photo and text by Noah Struys.

Ferenc Czinki - Székesfehérvár - Hungary

Vándor

The following text was written by one of the participating children, Frida:


Vándor


Hajnali csönd. Minden fűszálon egy-egy csepp harmat hintázik, az egész erdő párában és vízben úszik. Egy ház áll a rét közepén. Mintha egy meséb
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Ferenc Czinki - Székesfehérvár - Hungary

Naplemente

the following text was written by one of the participating children, Lizi:


Naplemente


A vakáció első napján máris elhagytam Budapestet, és Siófokra utaztam. Legfőképp sportolni szeretek itt, de másért is lejárok. A város végén van
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Anna Gács - Budapest - Hungary

Budapest-fragments

Szépírók Társasága has launched their project, Budapest-fragments, which is also part of SILO. Cofinanced by the Open Society Institute, this programme connects the variuos literary representations of Budapest with contemporary writers and secondary school students. Students learn about how
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Ferenc Czinki - Székesfehérvár - Hungary

Világok harca

The following text was written by one of the participating adults, Vicus:


Világok harca


A sámán ütemes ringatózásba kezdett.

Mormogása eleinte csak zümmögésként osont a viskók között, majd ahogy erősödött, ahogy egyre hango
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(anonymous)

Photo & text 6.

The results of the "Wherem am I? - Contemporary literature and creative writing in the classroom" workshop. Photo and text by Tobias Frenssen.

Madalena, Pico - Lisbon - Portugal

Motivational Lecture Attracts More Than One Hundred People to the Madalena, Pico Municipal Library


Student UCLL - Hasselt - Belgium

Winning poem of the 13/12 SILO day


Helena Bijnens - Krakow - Poland

Review your own literature event with regards to participation

We have developed a methodology that organisers of literature events can use to evaluate their current practices.

During the international ENGAGE! Workshop in Poland, we have reviewed together each other’s current practices in a creative way. Participants critic
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Katrine Solvang - Aarhus - Denmark

Relative perspective

My first anxiety came when she was at the neurologist. I don't know where it came from because she wasn’t worried herself.

She had tried everything for her back: chiropractor, physiotherapist, injections at the doctor’s. It helped a little at first, but when I called again... That stupi
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Ferenc Czinki - Székesfehérvár - Hungary

Gyökér

The following text was written by one of the participating children, Döme:


Gyökér


Kiültem a kertbe. A szél borzolta a hajamat. Éreztem, ahogy árnyék vetődik az arcomra. Először azt hittem, hogy egy felhő takarja el a napot. Az árnyé
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Ferenc Czinki - Székesfehérvár - Hungary

Hideg

The following text was written by one of the participating children, Brúnó:


Hideg


A hópelyhek lassan szállingózva érnek földet, majd szinte azonnal a kígyózó sártengerbe vesznek. A macskakő között kacskaringós patako
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Ferenc Czinki - Székesfehérvár - Hungary

Bál

The following text was written by one of the participating children, Ádám:


Bál


Belépek a terembe. A hideg levegő torkomba markol, ahogy letüdőzöm. Arcok. Mindenütt merre szem ellát. Villanások színes kavalkádja. Konfetti tekereg föl
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Thibo C. and other students UCLL - Hasselt - Belgium

impression of the SILO event at UCLL on 13 dec 18

We celebrated the firstgrand editionof the SILO Literature and Poetry day for future teachers. Here is an impression if what you can do with books!

Katrine Solvang - Aarhus - Denmark

Patient perspective

During a Sun Salutation in yoga, I notice that my clothes didn’t feel comfortable on me. I adjust them and go on to the next exercise. There's still something bothering me, but it’s not on the outside and I can't take it away. The next morning I'm number 7 in the phone queue for the doctor’
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Ferenc Czinki - Székesfehérvár - Hungary

Bee's Dance - Storytelling's Past and Future

Below you can find a report by the event's organizer, Rita Abody:


BEES´ DANCE – STORYTELLING´s PAST AND FUTURE


Storytelling is an ancient legacy of mankind – from the very beginning of ages, when members of the tribe sat around the fire and
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Tobias Frenssen - Diepenbeek - Belgium

ONDER-WEG (student project)

Created by Lotte Colaers and Kaat Vanmuysen

Anna Gács - Budapest - Hungary

Budapest Fragments - The winners

At the closing event one of the special prizes went to Nóra Rózsa for her sensitive description of the social and cultural versatility of a district.


Újpalota


„1968 és 1977 között felépült Újp
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Katrine Solvang - Aarhus - Denmark

Relative perspective

It was hard and it wore us out. Two things happened in the spring of 2008. I fell in love and my relationship with the young man was full of future plans and things to look forward to. Then my sister got the news. You’re a terminal patient. Her treatment back in 2005 hadn’t killed the cancer
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Ferenc Czinki - Székesfehérvár - Hungary

Szakadék

The following text was written by one of the participating children, Lulu:


Szakadék


Tombol a szél. Belekap a hajamba és repíti, akár a sellőkét, mikor kiülnek egy szirtre az óceán közepén és csábosan kémlelik a hullámo
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Ferenc Czinki - Székesfehérvár - Hungary

A térkép

the following text was written by one of the participating children, Dorka:


Dorka: A térkép


Nyugtalanul nézek az elhagyatott város romjaira. Hid
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Madalena, Pico - Lisbon - Portugal

Madalena, Pico Closes Celebrations of World Book Day with Poet Filipa Duarte

Ferenc Czinki - Székesfehérvár - Hungary

Photo & text 7.

The results of the "Wherem am I? - Contemporary literature and creative writing in the classroom" workshop. Photo and text by Yves Kun.

Katrine Solvang - Aarhus - Denmark

Nurse perspective

The nurse with the young wife of B

You sat there, young and pretty with your dark hair. You'd just entered the ward, so B could get his radiation treatment. Your body had an aura of anxiety and fatigue, but you wanted to talk. Talk between tears and rubbing hands. You sat uneasy in the chai
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student at UCLL - Hasselt - Belgium

painting poetry


Ferenc Czinki - Székesfehérvár - Hungary

Valóság

The following text was written by one of the participating children, Jázmin:


Jázmin: Valóság


Követtek. Lépéseik zaja visszhangot vert a fejemben. Megálltam és szembefordultam velük. Persze ez lehetetlen volt, hiszen ők csak a képzelet
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Fundación Uxío Novoneyra - COUREL (LUGO) - Galicia (Spain)

IV Festival dos Eidos

"IV Festival dos Eidos" is the festival of scenic poetry and musics, that will celebrate on August 22th-26th on Parada village of Courel chain of hills (Galicia).


Festival dos Eidos is celebrated each August on Courel Hills since 2015. 3 days of cultural programation of differen
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Ferenc Czinki - Székesfehérvár - Hungary

Sötétség

The following text was written by one of the participating children, Robin:


Sötétség


Ha lekapcsolod a villanyt sötét lesz, kivéve, ha nappal van. Viszont ha a nap is kikapcsol, nem látsz
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