Perdu

About 

Mission

Perdu is a literary foundation specialized in poetry and the crossovers between literature and other art forms. Perdu is particulary interested in (theoretical) reflection on, and innovative developments within the field of literature. Those aspects of literature that remain under exposed within the mainstream literary scene receive special attention.

Organization

Perdu organizes literary events called De Avonden [The Evenings] and workshops in creative writing. It furthermore owns a specialized poetry bookstore and a small publishing house. About fourty volunteers, a technician and office manager are responsible for Perdu's daily affairs. They are assisted by a director and supervised by a board. Perdu offers its theater for rent.

Linda Veldman, director
perdu@perdu.nl

Ruben Ing, office manager and space rental
perdu@perdu.nl

Obe Alkema, brand manager
pers@perdu.nl

Bram Giebels, technician
techniek@perdu.nl

Avonden, programming editors
redactie@perdu.nl
Dagmar Bosma, Dean Bowen (coordinator), Lucie Fortuin, Christiaan Lomans, Esma Moukhtar, Robin Ramael, Frances Welling & Flora Woudstra.

Bookstore, buying and selling
boekhandel@perdu.nl
Laurette Baten, Ada den Boef (coordinator), Anneke Min, Martijn Form, Ineke Overtoom, Abed Manla, Alma Apt, Peter Prins en Heleen ter Schure

Publishing House
uitgeverij@perdu.nl
Frank Keizer (coordinator) and Soesja Schijven

Workshop
perdu@perdu.nl
Jeroen van Rooij

Archive
perdu@perdu.nl
Jan Onderwater en Jos de Jong

Bar
perdu@perdu.nl
Petra Adema, Maartje Damen, Zoë Dankert, Isabel Erisman, Daan van Haastrecht, Justus Kops, Marco van Outersterp, Erik Post, Rob Sander (coordinator), Maggy Robberegt en Eelke Bo van de Weerd

Board:
Jan Langman (chairman)
Koen Hilberdink (treasurer)
Matthijs Ponte (board member)
Daniela Petovic (board member)
Asis Aynan (board member)
Nisrine Mbarki (board member)

secretary: Hanneke de Haes

Recommendation Committee:
Louis Andriessen (composer)
Arie Boomsma (presentator, writer)
Geert Buelens (poet, professor in Dutch Literature)
Charlotte Dumas (artist)
Hans Magnus Enzensberger (poet, novelist)
Piet Gerbrandy (poet, critic, classicist)
David Grossman (writer)
Michiel van Kempen (writer, professor Caribean Literature)
Chris Keulemans (founder Perdu, writer, former artistic director De Tolhuistuin)
Erik Lindner (poet, novelist, critic)
Charlotte Mutsaers (writer, artist)
Ulli d'Oliveira, (jurist, literary scholar, founder literary magazine Merlijn)
Tonnus Oosterhoff (writer)
K. Schippers (writer)
Rob Schouten (writer, critic)
Mustafa Stitou (poet)
Willem van Toorn (poet)
Ilonka Verdurmen (artistic director School der Poëzie)

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