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Legal advisor gets lyrical

Aram Yazdani was born and raised in what she describes as the best city in the Netherlands, Groningen. Her parents …Read More

Profile PhotoMeron Taye3 March 2021

Pursuing a long-held dream

Sofie Debruyne has done something that many of us dream about: she quit her job to take up writing (and …Read More

Profile PhotoTineke Broer14 January 2021

Health researcher finds peace in poetry

Meron Taye talks about being inspired by her father's stories, overcoming her nerves in her first course, finding inspiration and more.Read More

Profile PhotoLise Brenner15 September 2020

Writer gets his mojo back

John Carnegie discovered reading and writing at an early age. When he was seven and had just lost his father, …Read More

Profile PhotoJoan Gannij23 May 2019

Sneakers, trains, a pen & a piano

Claudia Calori was born in Brescia, Italy, a town known for its steel foundry, not far from Milano. She speaks …Read More

Profile PhotoJoan Gannij11 March 2019

The struggle is real, but worth it

At 13, Jessica Pena created a box full of writings for her future self at 30. She’s currently 29 and …Read More

Profile PhotoKate Moeller7 January 2019

Global nomad finds community online

When asked where she’s from, Wendy Rudder has difficulty pinpointing one place. A Canadian citizen who was born in Trinidad …Read More

Profile PhotoKate Moeller20 November 2018

Journalist finds joy in fiction

Angel Orozco modestly says he considers himself just “someone who likes stories and learning about writing,” not a writer. But …Read More

Profile PhotoIWC Staff5 May 2018

That now or never moment

Yvonne Poot appreciates a good story well-told, no matter the medium. She lectures on film history and analysis at Amsterdam …Read More

Profile PhotoIWC Staff28 March 2018

Thoughts on the nature of creativity

Vanessa Hudig’s job is teaching people how to be more creative—whether she’s teaching art to secondary school kids or helping …Read More

Profile PhotoIWC Staff11 January 2018

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