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6 September: Ramsey Nasr to open academic year at Faculty of Arts

02 September 2016
Photo: Keke Keukelaar
Photo: Keke Keukelaar

On Tuesday 6 September Ramsey Nasr, writer/poet, actor and director, will give the Arts Lecture to mark the opening of academic year 2016-2017 at the University of Groningen Faculty of Arts. The titel of his lecture is: Here comes the poetry. A lecture on the power of poems. The lecture will be held in Dutch.

Ramsey Nasr

Ramsey Nasr (1974) is a poet, writer, actor and film director. His first collection of poems, 27 Gedichten en geen lied, was published in 2000, and earned him nominations for the both C. Buddingh’ prize and the Hugues C. Pernath prize. Following his debut as a prose writer one year later, and a second collection of poems in 2005, he was named City Poet of Antwerp, and between 2009 and 2013 was Poet Laureate of the Netherlands. In recent years he has written many opinion pieces and articles for the Dutch and the Flemish media. Alongside his passion for poetry, Nasr also has a great love of classical music and theatre, and is highly engaged with contemporary national and international politics.

Read more about Ramsey Nasr.

About the Arts Lecture

For over 25 years, the Faculty of Arts has opened its academic year with an Arts Lecture. In this lecture, a famous Dutch person expresses his or her opinion about the importance of the arts (languages, art, literature, media, history, art history, archaeology and communication) for society. Previous speakers have included Farah Karimi, Wim Pijbes, Sophie in ‘t Veld, Anna Enquist, Femke Halsema, Hans Goedkoop, Ronald Giphart, Jan Blokker and Elsbeth Etty.

Date and time

The Arts Lecture is open to the general public and admission is free.

Time : Tuesday 6 September 2016 at 4 p.m.
Location: Aula, Academy Building, Broerstraat 5, Groningen

More information

Department of Communication, Faculty of Arts, University of Groningen. Tel. 050-3635906, email:

A reception will be held afterwards in the Spiegelzaal.

Last modified:13 March 2019 07.01 a.m.

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