On Friday, March 23, 2018, the Louis Couperus Society organizes a Biography Day ‘in the Oude Sterrewacht in Leiden under the title: Between mud and stars. The writer biography in the spotlight ‘.(download programma (.docx)).

In the morning, four lectures will be on the program of, among others, Elisabeth Leijnse and Wim Hazeu on the theme Painpoints in biography ‘. In the afternoon, experienced biographers such as Jaap Goedegebuure, Elly Kamp and Gé Vaartjes and Eric Palmen from Biografieportaal.nl give practical workshops on writing, reading and reviewing writer biographies. Lovers of biographies, (prospective) biographers and students are very welcome. The Biography Day costs € 17.50 including lunch. Tickets are for sale here.

The Louis Couperus Society was founded in 1993 to bring together lovers of the work of Louis Couperus (1863-1923) and to stimulate scientific research into the life and the oeuvre of the author. Meanwhile, the society has grown into one of the largest and most active literary societies in the Netherlands and employs around 450 donors.

For the organization of the Biography Day, the Louis Couperus Society works together with Leiden University, the Society of Dutch Literature and the Bordewijk Genootschap.

1 February 2018 pac