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A year after the founding of PEN International, a Belgian PEN Club was set up under the name Cercle des Écrivains Belges (Belgian Writers Circle) on the initiative of Louis Piérard. To become a member, one had to have written a literary work and demonstrate an ‘international (not political) spirit in the field of literature towards a better understanding among peoples.’

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Un an après la fondation de PEN International, un PEN Club belge a été créé sous le nom de Cercle des Écrivains Belges, à l’initiative de Louis Piérard. Pour devenir membre, il fallait avoir écrit une œuvre littéraire et faire preuve d’un « esprit international (et non politique) dans le domaine de la littérature pour une meilleure compréhension entre les peuples ».

Centro Belga Neerlandés

Un año después de la fundación de PEN Internacional, se creó un Centro PEN Belga bajo el nombre de Cercle des Écrivains Belgesa iniciativa de Louis Piérard. Para ser socio, era necesario haber escrito una obra literaria y demostrar un «espíritu internacionalista (no político) en el campo de la literatura para un mejor entendimiento entre los pueblos».

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1 Oorden en Woorden 2015

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2 Oorden en Woorden 2017

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3 Liu Xiaobo Poetry Reading

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4 Interview with Mehmet Altan

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5 Belgian Dutch-Speaking Centre’s 2014 Yearbook

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6 Reading of Weg van Damascus

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7 Interview with Enoh Meyomesse

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8 Mario Parić at Oorden en Woorden

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9 Ahmet Altan becomes honorary member

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10 Saudi writers demonstration in Brussels

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11 Interview with Yasemin Çongar

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12 Anniversary of the Centre’s apartment

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13 Koop Censuur project

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1 Nine hundred and ninety-nine
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