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NIAS Iftar & Poetry Night
17 May. 2019 -
20:30 - 22:30
NIAS Fellows' House

NIAS Iftar & Poetry Night

Time to contemplate, listen and talk

The Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study (NIAS-KNAW) is delighted to invite you to a special Iftar meal & Poetry Night at the Fellows House on Friday May 17th 20.30 – 22.30. The Iftar is the evening meal enjoyed at the end of the daily Ramadan fast.

There will be poetry readings and talks by, among others, Ghayath Almadhoun (current writer-in-residence at NIAS). Presentations and performances will be in Arabic as well as in translation (English and Dutch).

As a fitting accompaniment to this cultural evening, a variety of delicious Syrian dishes will be served – all catered by Safa’s Kitchen. The tables will be decorated in Iftar style by Fatiha and Habiba El-Hajjari.

All food is halal. Both non-alcoholic and alcoholic beverages will be served.


20.30 (doors open)
21.15 – 22.30 (Iftar-meal, poetry and talks)
Kloveniersburgwal 23, Amsterdam

Free admission, but registration is required and not without obligation. Places are limited.
Please, register via email before May 15.

About NIAS

The Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities and Social Sciences provides a physical and intellectual space for advanced research in the humanities and social sciences. As a safe haven for slow science and independent intellectual thought, NIAS deems it important to make time to contemplate, listen and talk in an inclusive and intercultural environment.

The NIAS Iftar & Poetry Night provides food, drinks and thought, and hopes to welcome you all.