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agenda

Thu 19.10
12:30 > 13:30
passa porta salon
€ 5
FR
Reserv

lunch book

la vie sauvage, thomas gunzig

Come share a literary lunch with a belgian author who will feed your ears by reading from their latest work. Those still feeling peckish can take a generous helping of discussion afterward. (French-speaking event)

Tue 24.10
20:00 > 21:30
passa porta bookshop
€ 7 / 5
FR
Reserv

lecture | interview

les éditions verticales ont 20 ans

French-speaking evening in honour of the Éditions Verticales's twentieth birthday. With a reading from one of their new talents, Guillaume Poix, and interviews with him and the editors by Ysaline Parisis.

Thu 26.10
20:00 > 21:30
passa porta bookshop
€ 7 / 5
FR
Reserv

book club with the author

read & meet: hakan günday

French-speaking book club around the novel Encore, in presence of its author Hakan Günday.

Fri 27.10
20:00 > 21:30
passa porta bookshop
€ 7 / 5
EN
Reserv

meet the author

emily witt & heleen debruyne

Shopping at the 'sexual supermarket' with columnist Heleen Debruyne and American journalist Emily Witt, author of Future Sex.

Mon 06.11
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Tue 07.11
passa porta bookshop
gratis | gratuit | free
FR

radio

la nuit des écrivains

A La Première radio show at Passa Porta on the day of the Prix Goncourt-announcement. Myriam Leroy and Pascal Claude will have a 4-hour long conversation with 6 authors...

Tue 07.11
20:00 > 21:30
passa porta bookshop
€ 7 / 5
EN / ES / NL / PT

with pilar del río

josé saramago’s last book

A unique encounter with the Spanish Pilar del Río, the widow of the great Portuguese author José Saramago (winner of the 1998 Nobel Prize for Literature), who will talk about her husband’s unfinished novel, Alabardas ('Halberds'): the literary testament of an important voice against exploitation and abuse of power. Interview: Lode Delputte.

Wed 08.11
20:00 > 21:30
€ 7 / 5
NL
Reserv

book club with the author

read & meet: hazim kamaledin

Dutch-speaking bookclub in presence of author Hazim Kamaledin, around his book Schoonheid raast in mij tot ik sterf.

Thu 09.11
19:30 > 21:30
passa porta
€ 7 / 5
FR

found in translation

jeroen olyslaegers

French-speaking translation workshop.

Tue 14.11
20:00 > 21:30
passa porta bookshop
€ 7 / 5
FR
Reserv

la fabrique de l’écriture par laurent de sutter

pacôme thiellement

For this cycle, Laurent de Sutter interviews various writers about their way of thinking, working, and writing, to see how these intersect. His first guest is Pacôme Thiellement, cult-author and master of the essay. (French-speaking event)

Wed 15.11
20:00 > 21:30
passa porta bookshop
€ 7 / 5
NL
Reserv

meet the author

tommy wieringa

An eveing with Tommy Wieringa, a great Dutch author, who will introduce us to his latest work, De Heilige Rita.

Thu 16.11
20:00 > 21:30
passa porta bookshop
€ 7 / 5
NL
Reserv

jalousie de métier

maarten van der graaff, tonnus oosterhoff en neske beks

Dutch author and poet Maarten van der Graaff invites two of his poet colleagues for our 'Jalousie de métier'-series. Both do or have something in their poetry that the former envies. Dutch-speaking event.

Thu 16.11
12:30 > 13:30
passa porta salon
€ 5
FR
Reserv

lunch book

calcaire, caroline de mulder

Come share a literary lunch with a belgian author who will feed your ears by reading from their latest work. Those still feeling peckish can take a generous helping of discussion afterward. (French-speaking event)

Wed 22.11
20:00 > 21:30
passa porta bookshop
€ 7 / 5
FR / NL
Reserv

invited

pen polyphonic

Dutch- and French-speaking musical evening where Passa Porta offers a stage to recently emigrated writers and poets.

Thu 23.11
20:00 > 21:30
passa porta bookshop
€ 7 / 5
FR / NL
Reserv

presentation | interview

cowboy henk: an evening with herr seele and guests

An evening with the cartoonist Herr Seele, author of Cowboy Henk, the Wild West heir of Belgian surrealism. Dutch and French-speaking event.

Sun 26.11
14:00 > 18:00 / 19:00 > 22:00
passa porta bookshop
14:00 > 18:00 gratis | gratuit; soirée | avond € 7/5
e.a. / EN / FR / NL
Reserv

passa porta noble prize 2017

homage to marguerite yourcenar

Over the course of an afternoon and evening, readers, writers, actors and other personalities will share their favourite fragments from Marguerite Yourcenar's unforgettable oeuvre in different languages.

Wed 29.11
20:00 > 22:00
Beurskafee
€ 5
FR / NL

quiz

passa porta’s literature quiz

Fifth edition of Passa Porta's now traditional French-Dutch bilingual literature quiz!

Thu 30.11
20:00 > 21:30
passa porta bookshop
€ 7 / 5
FR
Reserv

meet the author

miguel bonnefoy

Miguel Bonnefoy, a French author who grew up in Venezuela, presents his second novel, Sucre Noir. French-speaking event.

Sat 02.12
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Sun 03.12
gratis / gratuit / free
AR / BER / e.a. / EN / ES / FR / GR / NL / TU

poetry

passages

During the first weekend of December, Passa Porta and the Brussels Poetry Collective will welcome you to an unusual location. The poets will present the results of Passages, an inspiring quest for the poetic wealth of Brussels.

Thu 07.12
19:30 > 21:30
passa porta salon
FR / TU

found in translation

sine ergün

French-speaking translation workshop.

Thu 07.12
20:00 > 00:00
AB Club
€ 6
NL

soirée composée

debutantes’ ball

A festive night where readers and aspiring authors meet with authors who have just published their literary debut. In Dutch.

Thu 14.12
12:30 > 13:30
passa porta salon
€ 5
FR
Reserv

lunch book

patricia, geneviève damas

Come share a literary lunch with a belgian author who will feed your ears by reading from their latest work. Those still feeling peckish can take a generous helping of discussion afterward. (French-speaking event)

Thu 14.12
20:00 > 21:30
passa porta bookshop
€ 7 / 5
FR
Reserv

la fabrique de l’écriture par laurent de sutter

peter szendy

For this cycle, Laurent de Sutter interviews various writers about their way of thinking, working, and writing, to see how these intersect. For this second discussion, we delve into the mind of Peter Szendy, a philosopher and musicologist. (French-speaking event)

Thu 21.12
20:00 > 21:30
De Markten
€ 7 / 5
EN / FR / NL
Reserv

lecture

short notice: short stories for long nights

The short story has as many definitions as it has practitioners; from the VSS (the Very Short Story) to the ancient campfire tale. During Short Notice, our annual encounter with the genre, we’ll introduce you to various champions of the short sprint.

Tue 16.01
20:00 > 21:30
passa porta bookshop
€ 7 / 5
FR
Reserv

la fabrique de l’écriture par laurent de sutter

bruce bégout

For this cycle, Laurent de Sutter interviews various writers about their way of thinking, working, and writing, to see how these intersect. For this third encounter, novelist and philosopher of the everyday Bruce Bégout will be joining us.(French-speaking event)

Tue 06.02
20:00 > 21:30
passa porta bookshop
€ 7 / 5
FR
Reserv

la fabrique de l’écriture par laurent de sutter

emanuele coccia

For this cycle, Laurent de Sutter interviews various writers about their way of thinking, working, and writing, to see how these intersect. For this fourth discussion, he opens a dialogue with Emanuele Coccia, a philosopher whose latest book took on the world from plant life's point of view. (French-speaking event)

Tue 13.03
20:00 > 21:30
passa porta bookshop
€ 7 / 5
FR
Reserv

la fabrique de l’écriture par laurent de sutter

vinciane despret

For this cycle, Laurent de Sutter interviews various writers about their way of thinking, working, and writing, to see how these intersect. For the last session of the season, our guest is Vinciane Despret, a philosopher who works on animal thought. (French-speaking event)

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