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News from the Amsterdam LIG – Get Lit!


News from the Amsterdam LIG – get lit!

Several of us here in the Noord-Holland region of The Netherlands got together 15-20 May 2007 at the Amsterdam Literary Festival. We met writers working in various fields and talked about the art and business of writing. Now in its third year, the festival has become an annual event by and for writers in northern Europe. Several major language groups and cultural points-of-view were represented this year with events in American English, British English, Indian English, Dutch, Flemish (which is Belgian Dutch) and German. It was refreshing to meet with and discuss writing with people on the front lines of other parts of the writing industry: journalists, playwrights, novelists, broadcasters, conceptual literary artists working in multimedia, and poets. We were exhilarated by the cross-industry contact. Zesty!