From the 11th until the 13th of September, poets pack RIXT organizes their first writers’ weekend at the folk high school, Folkshegeskoalle Skylgeralân, on the island of Skylge/Terschelling. That weekend, poets of RIXT and from the island will meet for an exchange and will work together on new poems which they will bring on stage with a final performance.
The weekend is the result of the RIXT poets’ wish to connect, to dive into poetry en to write poetry together and read on stage.
Not too long ago, the poets pack also wrote poetry together, with the well received Rigel fan Rink. A week long, RIXT poets worked together on the relay poem, ‘De bui’. Similar to this, nine poets of RIXT and six poets from the island will create poetry together. They will do so with inspiration from each other and from the surroundings. Edwin de Groot, chair of the poets pack, will moderate the weekend.
The results of Waailân will be read on stage in the collective performance on Saturday, September 12th. This performance will take place at the Folkshegeskoalle at 20:30 o’clock. Entry is free, but there is a limited number of seats due to the safety measures.
Afterwards, the poems and a video of the performance will be published on the website of RIXT, www.rixt.frl to make the poetry of Waailân available to all.
The writers’ weekend Waailân: dichters op it eilân is supported by the Province of Fryslân, Tresoar and the Folkshegeskoalle Skylgeralân.
What: Waailân: dichters op it Eilân
When: Saturday, September 12th, 20:30 o’clock
Where: Folkshegeskoalle Schylgeralân
Badwei Hoarne 11
8896 KC Hoarne Skylge
Want to attend the performance? Reserve at firstname.lastname@example.org
This autumn, several writing courses will commence at Tresoar and we are very happy that among them is the first poetry course organized by Poet Pack RIXT!
The poetry course is set up due to the demand and wished at the Poet Pack RIXT and will reflect the diversity of poetry. For this reason, not one course person will lead the course, but five. These are Kate Schlingemann, Edwin de Groot, Dien L. de Boer, Geart Tigchelaar and Tryntsje van der Veer.
These five skilful RIXT poets will discuss several topics, such as poetic elements, metaphors, clichés, visual poetry and presentation.
The course will be held in collaboration with Tresoar from the end of September until the end of November. Due to the Covid-19 precautions there has been set a maximum number of participants, and for this reason, the available places are completely taken by RIXT-poets.
There will be other courses at Tresoar as well during the autumn 2020.
The relay poem ‘De bui’ is completed! During the week at the Skriuwersarke of late Rink van der Velde at De Feanhoop, RIXT poets have worked together in pairs on the shared poem, which started with the line of Rink, ‘Rigel fan Rink’:
‘De mar nimt de bui net’
‘The lake doesn’t take the storm’
An English translation will be published on this site in due time.
The poets who worked on the poem are:
We want to thank all poets for their enthusiasm, collaboration and creativity! It has been a lovely week on the Ark with an excellent and poetic result!
During the week, Geart Tigchelaar was host and photographer.
All pictures below are taken by him.
To make the ‘Rigel fan Rink’ possible, we want to thank:
Omrop Fryslân for the daily telephone with the poets;
Poiesz Boarnburgum for the provision of food and drinks;
Pub Marktzicht, Ronald, for the warm welcome and enjoyable final evening in Drachten.
Pictures cannot be used without permission of the photographer Geart Tigchelaar.