Photography: Rashif Oehlers

Entrance of Read My World Festival 2023


Mushroom Mosis opens the festival in the garden with his beautiful voice.

Host Smita James and interpreter Freya Workum welcome the audience.


Curator Lola Shoneyin reads her insightful keynote on the festival theme, Shivers.


Audience listening carefully.


Powerful reading by Wana Udobang, one of our international guests.


Hypnotizing performance by Belinda Zhawi, also our international guest.


Touria Meliani closes the opening night, convincing us of the importance of international exchange through festivals such as Read My World.


DJ Mr. Winter taking care of some good vibes in the garden.


Gerson Main opens day 2 of Read My World Festival.


Sipan Tekin performing during the program My Language is Under Arrest.


Lamia Makaddam shares her letter with the audience, which she wrote to her home town.


Our fantastic, curious and attentive audience <3.


Hannah Christiaan Lomans moderates the program A Poetics of Dreams with sharp and thoughtful questions.


Alara Adilow steals everyone’s heart with her poetry readings during Now Everyone’s Trans, So What?


Lies Gallez in a vulnerable reading, surrounded by Rasha Hilwi, Wana Udobang, Nisrine Mbarki and Sinine Nakle, and the audience of course, during the program Kiss!


New this year: fresh talent invited to perform during Under the Poetree.


An inspiring meeting between two great writers, Helon Habila & Vamba Sherif, during the Book market on Saturday afternoon.


Team Fort van Shakoo, one of the bookstores that helped to realize the book market, together with a.o. Bijlmer Bookstore, Boekhandel van Noord, Boekhandel Perdu, Savannah Bay and ABC.


Sahand Sahebdivani opens the program Revolutionary Folktales.


Visitor highly concentrated when reading the poetry book In the Nude by Logan February (of of our festival guests).


One more pic of of wonderful audience! <3