Oranjewoud Festival presenting the Poet of Fryslân


Next Sunday, June 3, video artist Lotte Middendorp and writer-poet Eeltsje Hettinga will present a half-hour film and poetry program at the Oranjewoud Festival. The premiere of the new film Reid – Wurd – Wyn, part of the multi – media and multilingual poetry project It Font.

Lotte Middendorp and Eeltsje Hettinga explain their multi-year cooperation project and show that the images are not just a picture of a chat. As Poet of Fryslân Hettinga presents some poems related to the films, including the very first It Font poem ‘In spegel de see’.

In the work of both artists, visual art, recitation, music and poetry are intertwined in a strongly sensory way. The water, the coast and the sea form the red thread in the whole.

Films from It Font, including the short film It Let which is screened on the Oranjewoud Festival on Sunday, were shows earlier at the Frankfurter Buchmesse, Museum Belvédère and the Fries Museum in Leeuwarden.


Sunday, June 3, 7:00pm at ‘t Proevertje at the Oranjewoud Festival

Poem Poet of Friesland in smartphone app


Especially for this app the Poet of Friesland, Eeltsje Hettinga, wrote the poem ‘It klappen fan de dyk’ which can be found in a German, English, Dutch translation in the app and in the brochure.

Presentation poetry machine Poet of Fryslân


On Saturday, February 3rd, the start of the four poetry machines of the poets Grytsje Schaaf, Sytse Jansma, Elmar Kuiper and the Dichter fan Fryslân, Eeltsje Hettinga, took place in Tresoar. The poets worked together with the artists Kaneli and Smit, Machteld van Buren and Hans Wijnbergen. With the presentation of the poem ‘Au Musée’, […]