“The idea of having a conference in Brussels was quietly suggested to us in Glasgow in 2008 by Hilde Keteeler, and she then went about making it happen, with stalwart support from PEN Flanders president David Van Reybrouck and centre members. My thanks to Hilde for her dedication, and for the grace notes of flowers for the interpreters and birthday celebrants, and exquisite chocolates for our colleagues who came from Japan at a time of great personal tragedy. I’d also like to acknowledge the brilliance of Paul Buekenhout and the Passaporta team and the enormous work done by ICORN’s Helge Lunde in preparing for the conferences and meetings with EU officials.”
U kunt hier het volledige verslag van Marian Botsford Fraser lezen.
Op de foto ziet u van links naar rechts: Peter Vermeersch, David Van Reybrouck, PEN International-voorzitter John Raulston Saul en Bart Van Loo.