Monday, August 3
Former city poet of Antwerp Maud Vanhauwaert (BE) will be hosting this literary evening with guests Tom Lanoye, Pete Wu, Gaea Schoeters and Johanna Pas. Tom Lanoye (BE) is a monument in the literary world, a gay icon and never afraid to speak his mind about society and politics. Above that, he’s a stage animal. Pete Wu (NL) is a journalist, writer and documentary maker. He debuted last year with his book De bananengeneratie: over het dubbelleven van Chinese Nederlanders van nu. In the recent documentary series Pete en de bananen he researches “the two most beautiful things on earth”: dating and loving who you want, and being able to be who you are, apart from the clichés. Gaea Schoeters and Johanna Pas (BE) translated Kate Tempest’s poem sequence Hold Your Own as Tiresias. Tempest combines the fascinating myth of the blind seer Tiresias with personal thoughts about gender, queer identity and radical empathy. The stage debut of Tiresias at Toneelhuis had to be postponed due to the lockdown, but Tempest’s powerful text will already be celebrated here! Language is Dutch.