March 12, International writer’s cafe

On March 12 we will start again with the writer’s cafe at Gezellig Nijmegen. Tonight’s theme is Folk stories.

We will write together based on two or three short (often funny) assignments, which we will also read to each other. These can, for example, be poetic or prose. Spontaneity, improvisation and conviviality are paramount. The idea is to stimulate creativity, so it is not important whether your texts are perfect. (You can of course adjust your own texts later at home, for example for your blog or collection of stories.)

Because we live in Nijmegen with so many different nationalities, we write in English, so that we can understand each other’s texts. (But if all participants understand enough Dutch, we will do it in Dutch).

Writer’s cafe

Date: March 12, 2024

Time: 19:30 – 21:00h

Place: Gezellig Nijmegen, Ganzenheuvel 56, Nijmegen

Level: From beginners to advanced

Tonight’s theme is Folk stories

Please register via our website so we know how many people are coming:

We’ll see you on March 12!

Warm greetings from your workshop teacher Anne Marie de Haan

The writing cafe history

The writer’s cafe Nijmegen is started by the Nijmegen writer Hanneke Beld and Marcel Goedegebuure in 2009. Throughout the years She also invited fellow writers from Nijmegen, like me, to facilitate the Nijmegen writer’s café.

Hanneke: ‘The goals of the writing café are: to come up with ideas, to get yourself writing and to inspire each other. Writing is fun. Anyone who suspects that he or she enjoys writing is welcome. We occasionally read to each other and asking for feedback is allowed, but not necessary. The organizers themselves contribute to the writing and as a participant you can also submit assignments, if you would like.’

I know Hanneke Beld and Marcel Goedegebuure as a very enthousiastic, extremely creative and inspiring people and I loved working together with them.