Netherlands literary scene – July

Here’s our rundown of upcoming international literary events in Amsterdam, The Hague, Rotterdam and Utrecht for July 2019 and beyond. Events are in English unless otherwise noted. Most ask that you register; some require tickets. If you’d like to receive our listing of local literary events by email, sign up for our Monthly Update.

  • OpenMicMonday – poetry, music and stories in Dutch, English and French (new performers welcome) on Monday, 1 July, 20:45 at Labyrinth, Amsterdam
  • Creative Writing Course, Wednesdays – 6 weeks of inspiration and learning from 3 July – 7 August 18:30 – 20:30 at Boekhandel van Rossum, Amsterdam
  • Nicci French – Nicci Gerrard & Sean French will be signing their latest thriller on Friday, 5 July, 15:00 at Bruna Utrecht Leidsche Rijn, Utrecht
  • Sunday Poetry Session – live music & poetry by Dutch & American poets on Sunday, 7 July, 13:30 at Black Gold, Amsterdam
  • Jazz & Poetry – 3 poets perform their own poetry accompanied by a young trio of jazz musicians called #jazzmetTez on Sunday, 7 July, 19:00 at Labyrinth, Amsterdam
  • The Green Hour – Oscar Wilde (short version) – Simon Mulder and David Kwa bring prose, poetry and drama by Oscar Wilde and his contemporaries, and take you on a journey through his rise and fall on Sunday, 7 July, 15:00 at Zandvoorts Museum, Zandvoort
  • Creative Writing Course, Mondays – 6 weeks of inspiration and learning from 8 July – 12 August, 18:30 – 20:30 at the ABC Treehut, The Hague
  • OpenMicMonday – poetry, music and stories in Dutch, English and French (new performers welcome) on Monday, 8 July, 20:45 at Labyrinth, Amsterdam
  • Creative Writing Course, Tuesdays – 6 weeks of inspiration and learning from 9 July – 13 August, 18:30 – 20:30 at Boekhandel van Rossum, Amsterdam
  • Int’l Open Stagean open mic night with poetry, stories, songs and more in whatever language you want on the theme of Running on Tuesday, 9 July, 20:30 at ACU, Utrecht
  • Book Launch and Signing: Chad in Amsterdam #3 – Launch of Chad Bilyeu’s first major comic book project detailing his life as an ill-placed American in Amsterdam on Thursday, 11 July, 18:30 at ABC, Amsterdam
  • Queer Summer Poetry Nights #6 by Unwanted Words – an open mic night for queer literary expression of all kinds on Thursday, 11 July, 19:30 at WORM UBIK, Rotterdam
  • Sunday Read-in – a bookshop transforms into a cozy reading den with soothing, live acoustic guitar improvisations by De Sfeermaecke on Sunday, 14 July, 13:00 at Paper Fetish, Amsterdam
  • OpenMicMonday – poetry, music and stories in Dutch, English and French (new performers welcome) on Monday, 15 July, 20:45 at Labyrinth, Amsterdam
  • Thomas Dilworth on David Jones – hear one of the great scholars of our times talking about this important poet and artist on Wednesday, 17 July, 19:00 at Waterstones, Amsterdam
  • OpenMicMonday – poetry, music and stories in Dutch, English and French (new performers welcome) on Monday, 22 July, 20:45 at Labyrinth, Amsterdam
  • Int’l Open Stage – an open mic night with poetry, stories, songs and more in whatever language you want on the theme of Nightime on Tuesday, 23 July, 20:30 at ACU, Utrecht
  • Master Class with Caoilinn Hughes, the award-winning Irish author of the novel Orchid and the Wasp and the poetry collection Gathering Evidence, will be giving a special master class on Sunday, 28 July, 17:00 Boekhandel van Rossum, Amsterdam
  • Café Rouge – pride edition – poetry, prose, spoken word, short stories, music, dance and live art. Every different way and opinion is possible on Tuesday, 30 July,  20:00 at Het Parool Theater, Amsterdam
  • SOS: Painterly Open Stage – a variation on the usual open mic night all people, performances, and paintings are welcome on Tuesday, 30 July, 20:30 at ACU, Utrecht Note: some of this programme will likely be in languages other than English

 

7 July 2019

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