Waailân:dichters op it eilân – the weekend illustrated

In the weekend of September 11 to 13, poets of Frisian poet pack and island poets met on the island Skylge/Terschelling, at the folk high school Skylgeralân.

Photo: Geart Tigchelaar

There, they met and formed groups of two or three to explore the island and their poetry together. During the exchange, the creativity and inspiration were endless, because of the good company and the beautiful surroundings.

The poets at the Folk High School. Photo: Geart Tigchelaar
Nienke Zorgdrager, Dirk Geerdink and Tryntsje van der Veer on the island. Photo: Geart Tigchelaar

On Saturday evening, under a starry night in the amphitheatre de Rûnte, at the folk high school, the poets read their work made during the day. Poems were written collectively or indivually, but always inspired by the good company.

The poets performed in their respective groups.

The first to read were Ilse Vos, Jolanda Gooiker en Simon Oosting, with a relay of the day.

Ilse Vos, Simon Oosting and Jolanda Gooiker. Photo: Geart Tigchelaar

The second performance was that of André Looijenga, Ina Schroders-Zeeders, and Simen de Jong.

Ina Schroders-Zeeders. Photo: Geart Tigchelaar

Third were Janna van der Meer and Carla van der Zwaag, with their collective poem “Duet or duel”

Carla van der Zwaag and Janna van der Meer. Photo: Geart Tigchelaar

Fourth came Nienke Zorgdrager, Tryntsje van der Veer, and Dirk Geerdink, with their performance called “Eindland/Einlân”  (Endland).

Nienke Zorgdrager, Tryntsje van der Veer, Dirk Geerdink. Photo: Geart Tigchelaar

Last but not least was the closure with “Skylge” made by poets Syds Wiersma, Ruud Knier, and Yva Hokwerda.

Ruud Knier, Yva Hokwerda. Photo: Geart Tigchelaar

On Sunday, it was time to leave the island again for the RIXT poets, though we hope to  meet each other again, and poetry of the weekend will be published in due time.

Photo: Geart Tigchelaar

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