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Babs Gons

The Netherlands

Babs Gons (1971) will be hosting the Children’s Night in 2018. She is a writer, performer and theatre producer, and she has worked on a number of literary programmes and festivals. In 2007 she set up the Poetry Circle Nowhere platform with Lies Aris to bring together Dutch writing performers and performing writers. “Writing has always been my true love. I just never thought you could do it on a stage too.” Gons can also be considered a spoken word pioneer and she regularly treads the boards herself with her own poems.

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