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The Courtship of Miles Standish

Mayflower Bookshop (old venue) Breestraat 142Leiden,

Leo van Zanen, poet & performer Freek Bouricius, Suze Hageman, Esther Straathof, actors Roland de Ligny - storyteller Sigrid de Zwart - director

St. Patrick’s Day Celebration: an Irish afternoon at Mayflower Bookshop

Mayflower Bookshop XTRA Breestraat 66Leiden,

St. Patrick’s Day Celebration: an Irish afternoon at Mayflower Bookshop Featuring: Lecture by dr. Wim Tigges Live music by ‘Fiddle ‘n Drum’ Don’t miss our celebration of St. Patrick’s Day with a talk by dr. Wim Tigges (in Dutch) taking you on a journey through Irish literature against the background of the green island; a […]

Boekenweek Special: Leo van Zanen on his latest volume of verse ‘De bezoeker’

Mayflower Bookshop XTRA Breestraat 66Leiden,

On Monday April 18th, the book presentation of ‘ De Bezoeker’,  the latest volume of verse published by regular guest-lecturer and poet Leo van Zanen ends the Boekenweek. Leo will be interviewed by his lifelong friend, communications consultant and poetry lover Louis Smit.  Louis will interview Leo on all aspects of his poetry, not forgetting […]

Annual Mayflower Bookshop Shakespeare Event

Mayflower Bookshop XTRA Breestraat 66Leiden,

Op 24 april a.s. hervat Mayflower Bookshop haar jaarlijkse herdenking van de grootste Engelse dichter aller tijden, William Shakespeare, ook wel bekend als The Bard. Ter nagedachtenis aan zijn sterfdag op 23 april 1616 organiseert Mayflower Bookshop samen met dichter Leo van Zanen een kranslegging en voordracht bij het Muurgedicht ‘Sonnet XXX’, geplaatst door Stichting […]

Mayflower special: Writing from Viet Nam

Mayflower Bookshop XTRA Breestraat 66Leiden,

Visiting poet: Nhã Thuyên We are very happy to welcome to Mayflower Bookshop Vietnamese poet Nhã Thuyên, this year's Poet in Residence at the 52nd edition of Poetry International (June 10 - 12). Since its first edition in 1970, the Poetry International Festival in Rotterdam has grown into one of the biggest poetry festivals in […]

‘You know my methods, Watson’ – Sherlock Holmes and the English detective novel

Mayflower Bookshop Leiden Breestraat 70Leiden,

Dr.  Wim Tigges gives a talk on the brilliant fictional detective character Sherlock Holmes, created by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, and his place within the history of the English detective novel. The event will be concluded by the performance of a characteristic passage from ‘The Blue Carbuncle’, played by  Freek Bouricius and Simme van de […]

The Invention of Scotland – Scottish literature in a nutshell

Mayflower Bookshop Leiden Breestraat 70Leiden,

Orignally hailing from Scotland himself, avid St Pieter's Church guide and devoted Commissioner of the Leiden 3 October Vereeniging Adrian Young will give a talk (in Dutch) on Scots literature. An independent kingdom until 1707, when it united with Engeland into the new state of Great Britain, Scotland has not only a long history, but […]