On 18 September 2020 the European Literature Night was held at de Balie. Wales based poet, actor and playwright Eric Ngalle Charles was part of the EUNIC Netherlands programmme brought together both celebrated authors and promising literary talents from all over Europe. The night provided a space for exploration, for understanding differences and recognizing similarities, reimagining ‘Europeanness’ for both authors and audiences.
This year’s theme was ‘Literature, the Antidote’ and event was part of the Forum on European Culture. A recording of the live-stream is available below. More information on the Forum on European Culture can be found on their website.
More information about Eric Ngalle Charles
Eric Ngalle Charles is a Cameroon-born writer, poet, actor and playwright based in Wales. A fellow of the leadership network British-American Project, he currently sits on the Board of Directors for Literature Wales. Ngalle Charles is one of the Hay 30 young writers who will help shape the world over the next three decades. He holds a Creative Wales Award from the Arts Council of Wales for his research into migration, memory and trauma. His most current work is the Wales Cameroon anthology Hiraeth-Erzolirzoli. His plays have been performed at London Southbank Centre, Hay Festival, Llandeilo Festival and many more.