The launch of the first issue of Expanded Field, a biannual, online and open-access English-language journal for creative writing and image/text experimentation, will be held on November 24th at Spui 25, in Amsterdam. Everyone interested is welcome to attend.
Under the direction of the student-led editorial board, located at the Department of Language, Literature, and Communication at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Expanded Field offers a platform for the exhibition of original and translated works of fiction, non-fiction, poetry, comics, image/texts, and other experimental works not so easily or readily classified within genre or medium boundaries.
To mark the launch of our first issue, The Death Issue, the journal will be presented. Guest speaker Dr. Jannah Loontjens will discuss her creative process and will give a reading from the English translation of her acclaimed novel, But Then Again. A reception will follow.
Dr. Jannah Loontjens (1974) is a philosopher and writer. Her novels include her debut Good Luck (Veel geluk, Prometheus, 2007), her Halewijn Literature Prize nominated What Time Really (Hoe laat eigenlijk, Prometheus, 2011), But Then Again (Misschien wel niet, Ambo|Anthos, 2014), and Roaring
Nineties (Ambo|Anthos, 2016). Loontjens has also published a collection of essays, My Life is Better than Literature (Mijn leven is mooier dan literatuur,Ambo|Anthos, 2013), and a book of poetry, Dat ben jij toch (Ambo, 2013). She has also written for De Groene Amsterdammer and Awater. In 2012, Loontjens completed her PhD at the University of Amsterdam, and currently lectures at ArtEz and The International School of Philosophy.
The programme will be entirely in English.
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