Van den Broeck, Charlotte

Van den Broeck, Charlotte (c) Koen Broos

Charlotte Van den Broeck, born in Turnhout, Belgium, is a poet, editor at De Standaard and teaches creative writing in Antwerp. In her artistic work, she seeks access to the speakability and physicality of oral poetry. Her publications include the poetry collection “Nachtroer” (De Arbeiderspers 2015) and the book “Wagnisse” (Rowohlt 2021), an essayistic approach to thirteen tragic architects who committed suicide because of fatal flaws in their buildings.

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Far From AN Island

Großes Parkett 8/6 € | Tickets



Opening your mouth means getting involved. Spoken Word is poetic, performative, political, socially engaged and artistically diverse. Over the course of two separate evenings, ten national and international poets will present their poetic work. The invited authors have written texts that bear witness to experiences of exclusion and discrimination, the struggle for sexual freedom, self-determination and climate catastrophe – or simply the search for closeness and love. Whether spoken, sung or rapped – those who speak here speak for themselves, but also for and with others. Begging the question: How can we listen to each other, learn from each other and imagine living and writing together?


Aukongo, Stefanie-LahyaBastos, MeimeiThe Scientist, JahsonVan den Broeck, CharlotteRuddock, Dean

POETRY TALK: Dean Bowen, Charlotte Van den Broeck & Tjawangwa Dema

The Weight Of Each Syllable Upon The Tongue

Clubraum 7/5 € | Tickets


Poets Dean Bowen (born 1984 in the Netherlands), Charlotte Van den Broeck (born 1991 in Belgium) and Tjawangwa Dema (born 1981 in Botswana) will read from their poems and speak with Jumoke Adeyanju about Spoken Word as a performance of sociopolitical resistance.

Bowen, DeanVan den Broeck, CharlotteDema, Tjawangwa