"Listening to that other music, that necessary music, we will be able to ignore the easy music that now fills the air. It's the magic voice that will release us from the bewitched circle of obligatory words and thoughts, that will give language and time another beat."
Cécile Wajsbrot, uit haar keynote voor het Passa Porta Seminar over "Need and Necessity", 21-24 maart 2016.
passa porta seminar 2016
International writers' seminar on "Need & Necessity" from 21th to 24th March:
Meeting of the "core group" at Passa Porta with Piet Joostens (Passa Porta), Matthijs de Ridder (moderator), Jeroen Olyslaegers, Cécile Wajsbrot, Andrey Kurkov, Gustaaf Peek and Neel Mukherjee/ Meeting of the "new voices" at De Markten with Sophie Divry, Kenan Görgün, Nathalie Skowronek, Use Lahoz, Maud Joiret (moderator) and Adrienne Nizet (Passa Porta). / Opening night : Introduction by Ilke Froyen (director) / Opening night / Andrey Kurkov reads his keynote / Andrey Kurkov interviewed by Mathijs de Ridder (moderator) / Closing night: Jeroen Olyslaegers / Andrey Kurkov in conversation with Cécile Wajsbrot and Matthijs de Ridder (moderator) / Neel Mukherjee reading his keynote / Gustaaf Peek signing for his personal reader Margot Vervliet.