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  • Opportunities for Writers in Amsterdam

    From Ian McEwan’s ‘Amsterdam’ to Camus’ ‘The Fall’, the city has provided inspiration to many novelists over the years. Also it was an important setting for Green’s bestseller The Fault in Our Stars. The city continues to draw writers today, who appreciate the special atmosphere, the space and the community that Amsterdam offers. Here are a few opportunities for writers…

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    The Amsterdam Writer’s Residency

    If you have had work translated and published in Dutch, and would benefit from time in Amsterdam for your latest project, you can apply to the Amsterdam Writer’s Residency. This well-established programme has attracted big names from all over the world, including David Vann and DBC Pierre. Writers are given use of a beautiful living space in the heart of the old city, with access to the university library and the Athenaeum Bookshop. The writers-in-residence have up to 3 months to do research and write work set in Amsterdam, and often combine their residency with events or literary festivals.

    Amsterdam Writers

    This writing community, Amsterdam Writers, is a lively mix of beginners and experienced writers, of all ages, backgrounds, and includes both native and non-native English speakers. It hosts various workshops throughout the year, with the main event being its annual (and wonderfully named) ‘Writers’ Stretch and Tone’ course, run by Matthew Curlewis.

    Amsterdam Writing Workshops

    Meeting monthly from September to June, the Amsterdam Writing Workshops hold various meet-ups covering all aspects of writing.

    The American Book Centre

    The American Book Centre hosts a number of events throughout the year for writers and readers alike, from book signings and talks, to workshops with industry professionals for those seeking tips on getting published.

     

    Bukowski Evenings

    Bar Bukowski often hosts literary evenings with both published and unpublished authors reading their work, alongside jazz and of course all the Bukowski touches the bar is famous for. Look out for the typewriter light fixture!

    Image by Maurizio Mori via Creative Commons

    Comments

    • FOUAD MABROUK BELGHITI-JELLY
      March 9, 2018 at 6:53 pm

      this message to managing director of writers association in the netherlands,iam author of manuscript
      book title,*defi et solitude* *challenge and loneliness* writing in french could be translated to english
      dutch.56 pages includ 5 pictures to perform and make in edition by your sponsoring if possible in case
      you accept this proposition with common profit and benefits.you find me in facebook fouad mabrouk
      belghiti-JELLY

    • Vuyiswa Zizi Dhlamini
      May 15, 2018 at 9:27 am

      I ma a South African Women who has written a manuscript which was meant to be published three months ago but the obstacle is the publisher who are called Partridge -Random House International Singapore Branch.
      The delay is that the publishers do not want me to tell the truth ,the book is based on true story it’s not fiction it is fiction. I have paid them fully,
      I found out that they had a partnership with Random house that does not exist anymore.
      Is there a way you can assist me

    • Vuyiswa Zizi Dhlamini
      May 15, 2018 at 9:28 am

      I am a South African Women who has written a manuscript which was meant to be published three months ago but the obstacle is the publisher who are called Partridge -Random House International Singapore Branch.
      The delay is that the publishers do not want me to tell the truth ,the book is based on true story it’s not fiction it is fiction. I have paid them fully,
      I found out that they had a partnership with Random house that does not exist anymore.
      Is there a way you can assist me

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