Rooftop Poets

On September 19, First Steps Festival was organized. An event where several Rotterdam based (festival) organisations presented themselves to the public again for the first time since the Corona outbreak. Rotterdamse Dakendagen, together with Poetry International, organised several  special rooftop tours for the occasion.

During First Steps, an upcoming generation of young poets took visitors up to the rooftops and offered them, together with terrific views, a new perspective on the city, the world and the future. Vivienne Hagoort, Youth City Poet of Rotterdam, Elten Kiene, spoken word artist and founder of Woorden Worden Zinnen, and Iduna Paalman, Volkskrant Literature Talent, recited from their own work from the top of a buidling in Roterdam city centre. Information about the poets and the festival programme can be read here.

Each half hour, a group departed from Grotekerkplein for a unique tour to three rooftops with spectacular views and visionairy poems. Below the photos of this sunny day.