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Exhibition - Even My Mum Can Make A Book

Contemporary arts

Even my mum can make a book is a traveling archive of fanzines, artists’ books and independent publishings that was initiated in 2010 in Istanbul by Gamze Özer, Kristina Kramer and Timotheè Huguet. Since then the archive has been growing and now contains more than thousand publications from more than 320 participants from all around the world. Previously it has been shown in different locations in Turkey, Finland, and Germany.

3 Feb - 26 Feb

Nâzim Hikmet Festival

Visual arts

From 29 September until 3 October 2015, Podium Mozaiek will be housing a multidisciplinary festival about the life, work and ideals of a great poet in exile: Nâzim Hikmet.

Theater RAST and REART Collective, in collaboration with Poetry Circle Nowhere and Agora Lettera and Podium Mozaiek, are organising a multidisciplinary festival around the life and work of Nâzim Hikmet (1902-1963). The programme will be about his poetry and literary work, his ideas, the image that the public has of him and his relevance to the present time.

29 Sep - 3 Oct

ITEF Istanbul Tanpınar Literature Festival 2015: City and Frontiers


Three Dutch Writers and a Dutch illustrator will be participating this year to the seventh annual Istanbul Tanpınar Literature Festival (ITEF).

ITEF is going to be held between 4 and 8 of May 2015 under the main sponsorship of Garanti Bank and with the support from Ministry of Culture and Tourism of Turkey, Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality and Yunus Emre Institute. 

4 May - 8 May

Meet & Greet Murat Isik


The Dutch-Turkish writer of Lost Ground, Murat Isik, will be meeting Turkish book lovers at Zorlu AVM D&R this Saturday at 16:00.

Verloren Grond (Lost Ground), is a story loosely based on Murat Isik’s family history, a story about a family ripped apart, due to fate, but also due its members own choices and actions. This appealing father-son story, about friendship, loss, and hope, is Murat Isik’s first novel, and it is translated and published in Turkish this October.

25 Oct

Book presentation - De Jongens zijn dood (The Boys are dead)


Frederike Geerdink will present her Dutch book "De jongens zijn dood" (the boys are dead) on 25 June at the Dutch consulate in Istanbul. You can inscribe yourself through the Facebook link.

25 Jun

Day of Common Future & Night of Nostalgia

3D Design
Industrial design
Visual arts
Contemporary arts
Graphic design

By the end of 2014, NIHA will be closing its doors permanently. This period was filled with many events, projects, adventures and achievements. To celebrate these years NIHA will open its doors one more time. They are organizing a one-day festival that will end long after sunrise. For more details, please check the website.

21 Jun

Literary evening with Ayşe Kulin


The Yunus Emre Institute and publisher De Geus invites you for a literary evening with Ayşe Kulin. Arjan Peters will interview her.

Ayşe Kulin

15 May

Istanbul Tanpinar Literature Festival 2014


The Istanbul Tanpinar Literature Festival will be held between 5 - 11 May 2014 and carries the theme City and Journey this year.  Dutch author Douwe Draaisma will be present as well and takes part in two programmes on the 6th and 8th of May!

5 May - 11 May

Discussion - De Jongens zijn dood (The Boys are dead)


De Turkije Instituut and Turkish Studies at Leiden University are organizing, in cooperation with Publisher Unieboek | Het Spectrum, a discussion evening around the publication of the book "De jongens zijn dood" (the boys are dead) written by Frederike Geerdink.

The discussion will take place on Tuesday February 25, in the Lipsius building in Leiden (Cleveringaplaats 1, Room 028).

25 Feb

Ahmet Hamdi Tanpınar: Sereen


Ahmet Hamdi Tanpınar (1901-1962) is one of the founders of the modern Turkish novel and a great source of inspiration for authors such as Orhan Pamuk. With his vast knowledge of Western and Ottoman culture, he was one of the first who understood that Turkey can grow to become a modern state if it give its Ottoman legacy a place in the new nation. This suggestion was not appreciated by everyone. Presently his novels find, also outside Turkey, more and more readers.

27 Nov
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