05-09 September 2018

Open Book Festival

05-09 September2018

Babs Gons

Babs Gons

Babs Gons is a writer, performer, theatre director, host, and teacher of creative writing. For many years she was the artistic director of the Poetry Circle Nowhere, and before that she organised a monthly platform for young poets and writers in Paradiso, Amsterdam. She regularly works as a teacher of spoken word and creative writing at schools and in youth production houses, gives masterclasses writing for performance and guides talent towards their goal. She is part of spoken word collective De Vurige Harten Club (The Fiery Hearts Club) and Club Spoken, an agency of professional performance artists.

She has performed on countless stages in the Netherlands, on radio and television, and traveled with her work to South Africa, Sudan, Great Britain and Belgium. Babs Gons is also a juror of the J.M.A. Biesheuvel Prize for short stories and is a host of various programmes, including the musical-literary show Babs’s Word Salon.

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