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

National Poetry Day


Today the national Poetry Week starts with the National Poetry Day. Nyk de Vries, Poet of Fryslân, wrote the poem “Uncertain”.

Poet of Fryslân newspaper in a circulation of 77,000


With a circulation of 77,000 copies, Eeltsje Hettinga closes his duty as Poet of Fryslân ad and brings poetry home with a large selection of his Poet of Fryslân poems.