12/11/2015 Studium Generale lecture 'Sharing of Values' - Marjolijn van Heemstra

In search of something shared by all, Marjolijn van Heemstra has toured the world, written for theatre and print, exploring the connections of people living in a globalised world.

'Sharing of Values'

Van Heemstra cannot settle for less, as the poet addresses the big things in her work: God, Peace, and the place of man altogether. Jeremia, her first play of a new trilogy, exposes the powerlessness of a young Dutch generation and encourages reflection as well as sharing of values.

Marjolijn van Heemstra is a writer, poet and columnist for the Dutch newspaper Trouw. Her debut poetry collection As Moses Was Asked (2010) was nominated for the C. Buddingh’ Prize and won the Jo Peters Prize. Her most recent poetry bundle is called Meer Hoef dan Voet (2014). Associated with Frascati Theatre and company Ro Theater she wrote Family ’81 (2011) and Mahabharata (2012), the first two parts of a trilogy about solidarity in a globalized world. The last and third part of the trilogy, Garry Davis (2013) was inspired by her idealism and social engagement. Van Heemstra plays Jeremiah (2014), the first part of a triptych Dutch Skies, a story of free speech, life, death and radicalization in the Netherlands.

Poster for the KABK Studium Generale lecture 'Sharing of Values' by Marjolijn van Heemstra
Studium Generale lecture series 'We Are The Narcissistic Generation' poster design by Gilles de Brock



12 november 2015 16.00 - 17:30


KABK Auditorium