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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!

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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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

Szerelmes vers a tudatalattihoz

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


Szerelmes vers a tudatalattihoz


üveggel és hamuval borítva megbotlottam az időben

mert az idő a legkegyetlenebb

egy bakelitízű tökéletlen
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Anna Gács - Budapest - Magyarország

Lisbon Creative Writing


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.

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

with the European Literary Award winning Ina Vultchanova (Bulgaria) and Osvalds
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Helena Bijnens - Hasselt - Belgium

Future

Staren naar de toekomst. Bang, spannend, toch nieuwsgierig. Onschuld.

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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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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Anna Gács - Budapest - Magyarország

Lisbon Creative Writing


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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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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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

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 at UCLL - Hasselt - Belgium

painting poetry


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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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!

Anna Gács - Budapest - Magyarország

At the Lisbon ENCC Project Fair we did not only present SILO, but also discussed the creative writing aspects of the project and held a mini creative writing workshop. Participants used photos on their mobile phones as inspiration for short texts. Take a look at the works!

(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 3.

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

Katrine Solvang - Aarhus - Denmark

The phone rings

The phone rings. It’s 5am in the morning. It's still dark outside. It’s from the Hospice. I’m certain it is. Who else could it be? I only just returned from there. Have slept a few hours, I reckon. Did I say sleep? Have I slept? My body won’t give in. My body is floating 5 inches above th
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Katrine Solvang - Aarhus - Denmark

When a human dies, ‘a world dies’ and cries for ‘resurrection’

My mother died on 6 October 1997 on a sunny autumn day when the leaves were golden and the berries red. When you’re small, you fear and you worry that your mother’s going to die. And then she actually dies. It’s a great sorrow, a loss. You learn that the person who has died isn’t gone, bu
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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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Student UCLL - Hasselt - Belgium

Winning poem of the 13/12 SILO day


Anna Gács - Budapest - Magyarország

Lisbon Creative Writing


Madalena, Pico - Lisbon - Portugal

taste for reading

Over the past week, the Municipal Library hosted multiple lucid-pedagogical activities, stimulated by the students of the Technical Course of Psychosocial Support of the Professional School of Pico, instilling the taste for reading. The students dramatized

Interschoolar Project Madalena, Pico - Madalena - Portugal

Tobias Frenssen - Diepenbeek - Belgium

ONDER-WEG (student project)

Created by Lotte Colaers and Kaat Vanmuysen

student at UCLL - Hasselt - Belgium

borders and freedom

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

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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Anna Gács - Budapest - Magyarország

Lisbon Creative Writing


Anna Gács - Budapest - Magyarország

Lisbon Creative Writing


5 students of UCLL - Hasselt - Belgium

creating a poem with random words

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

Ferenc Czinki - Székesfehérvár - Hungary

Rab

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


Rab


Olyan rutinszerű volt az az este is, mint egy jól betanult sikeres koreográfia. Hálóköntösben olvasgatta Ali az aktuális limonádé könyvét, teát iszogatott
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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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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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Anna Gács - Budapest - Magyarország

Lisbon Creative Writing


Madalena, Pico - Lisbon - Portugal

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

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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Katrine Solvang - Aarhus - Denmark

A nurse perspective

 still remember her – the young woman, the girl. She was 20 years old – or thereabouts. She made an impression on me – and I on her. I was her contact nurse during her radiation therapy. But sometimes I was also her friend and her mother. I still remember the day she took me aside in the d
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Anna Gács - Budapest - Hungary

Creative Writing Workshop

Three creative writing schools exchanged their experience at this event on May 26. One of them, Van Helyed Alapítvány lead by writer and documentary filmmaker Krisztra Bódis, teaches creative writing among other skills to children form the poorest environments in Hungary. Another one, Penna Í
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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 - Magyarország

Lisbon Creative Writing


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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(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.

Helena Bijnens - Hasselt - Belgium

poem written by Janne Panis, a literature-hater

Katrine Solvang - Aarhus - Denmark

Relative perspetive

There's a beginning and an end. It's obvious that he's in pain, so much that he can't sit in an ordinary chair, but has to use the couch while he waits for the news. He's lying on one side, hopeful, trying to catch our gazes to see if he can read whether we know what the news will. I've a hard ti
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Anna Gács - Budapest - Hungary

Budapest Fragments - The winners

At the closing event of the Budapest Fragments project the jury gave out a shared third prize. One of the winners was Dóra Csürös who wrote the story of an old typewriter a witness to history. Her short story is called Antique.

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(anonymous)

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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Katrine Solvang - Aarhus - Denmark

A poem

The cove’s completely still

 

Seaweed has been washed ashore

 

But it doesn’t smell any more

 

There’s frost in the air

 

I look at you


Only your body is left

 

“Let go,” I say

 

Inside myself
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