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Building a literary format

A masterclass for (aspiring) literary curators and event planners
© Gaby Jongenelen Fotografie for CELA

In this masterclass Maud Vanhauwaert will tackle these topics: Why is it a good idea to combine your writing with building installations, performances, organizing events? How to pitch your ideas to partners or funds? And in addition: lots of examples and experiences from being a city poet.

In the context of the international talent development program CELA, deBuren and Passa Porta are organizing a unique specialisation course on literary curatorship.  
In a series of 5 online Zoom masterclasses we are welcoming renowned speakers from the Belgian and Dutch literary field. After a presentation and in some cases an exercise, there will be time for questions and discussion.  


Click here for an overview of all masterclasses.

Price per workshop: €5 if you work for a literary organization | €0 for CELA-participants and freelance curators 
We want to keep this program accessible for everyone. If your organization does not offer a compensation for your participation, please contact us via  before 11/05/2021, and we will seek to reserve a ticket for you. 

© Jill Bertels

Maud Vanhauwaert

Maud Vanhauwaert is a writer and creator. She received a master's degree in Linguistics and Literature from the University of Antwerp and a master's degree in the art of spoken word from the Royal Conservatoire Antwerp, where she now teaches. She received the Vrouw Debuut prize for her poetry debut Ik ben mogelijk (2011, published by Querido). She also received the Hugues C. Pernath Prize and audience award of the Herman De Coninck competition for her collection of poems Wij zijn evenwijdig_ (2014, Querido).


In her work, she searches for playful and theatrical ways to make poetry more accessible. She performed on radio and tv, in her homeland and abroad, and in various locations ranging from opera houses to sheep stables. She was appointed honorary citizen of the city of Veurne and from 2018 to 2019 she was city poet of Antwerp. In May 2020, Het stad in mij (Dag Mag) appeared, a masterpiece of more than 300 pages.


CELA (Connecting Emerging Literary Artists) offers a European context to a new generation of literary creators. The only one of its kind in Europe, it brings together 18 emerging authors, 22 emerging translators and 5 emerging literary professionals to show the potential of literature to connect people, to offer a bigger opportunity to small languages and to drive change. Together the participants tackle some of the challenging realities of our age – from increasingly sharp divisions within Europe to a changing book publishing industry – and place them in perspective, share their work, and bridge the gaps between each other, the publishing industry and the European public. 
(Learn more in Dutch or in English

Organized by deBuren, Passa Porta, CELA and Creative Europe.
Literatuur & taal

Dit evenement vond plaats op maandag 17 mei 2021

Via Zoom, ONLINE

Vertel het verder:
TICKETS! maandag 17 mei 2021 13:00 - 14:30