Meet Pen Stewart on these dates!

Seize an opportunity

  • to have a chat,
  • to buy Pen's books (no accounts, no postage),
  • to have your copy signed or personalized,
  • etc.

Current and Coming Events


MysteriA Fantasy Fair & Fest

4 May 2019, 10:00 – 5 May 2019, 17:00

The second edition of this new Fantasy event, on the enchanting realm of Elzenhof in Aarschot.

MysteriA 2019
Mysteria Fantasy Fair 2019

It's your Magic, it's your Fantasy, it's YOUR MysteriA!

Programme still in the making…


Workshop: Looking for a publisher, and now?

2 March 2019, 10:00 – 17:00

This workshop is suited for people who have been working on a manuscript for a while and want to look for a publisher. If you want to be resilient as an author before taking this step, then this workshop is for you!


Writing a good manuscript is one thing, but how do you get it published? Pen Stewart, as an author, explored it all herself and is happy to share her experience during this interactive lecture. She shares some practical tips and advice and helps you to turn yourself into resilient writers with business knowledge.

How do you do that, finding a publisher, publishing your book yourself, or something in between? How do you ensure that you get a fair pay for your work, a good contract, and that your book will be sold in bookshops? A well-informed author will not just let him or herself be fooled and will be better able to defend his or her rights in a negotiating position with a publisher! This workshop is suitable for any genre.

Today there are many ways to publish your book. So many possibilities, each with their own advantages and disadvantages, that you won't see the wood for the trees anymore.

After this workshop you can, and you know:

  1. What is the book market like?
    (The life cycle of a book)

  2. Which are the ways I can publish my book?
    (The difference between POD, selfpub, semi-professional and professional publishers)

  3. How do I approach a publisher?
    (The synopsis, the cover letter, introducing yourself, selecting publisher candidates)

  4. The elevator pitch

  5. Copyright, what is that?

  6. The contract, what should it contain, and what is better left out?

  7. Subsidy possibilities in Belgium

  8. Supporting institutions for the author

  9. The tax return

Location: Multifunctional centre "Entre Cour & Jardin" in Melle
Price: € 179 for a whole day

Afternoon break with sandwich lunch and (non-alcoholic) drinks included. Coffee/tea with refreshment at the reception in the morning and in the afternoon break.
After the course you can (at your own expense) join me for dinner in the Tokyo-Sushi restaurant, where we can have a chat and network.

Subscribe via mail: pen@penstewart.com, clearly stating which date you choose.
Please note, the number of seats is limited to 10 people per session.


Beneluxcon

27 January 2019, 10:00 – 18:00

This weekend I am guest speaker at two events in De Reehorst in Ede, the Netherlands: Imagicon and Beneluxcon.

The final stop is Beneluxcon: the NCSF organizes this Science Fiction & Fantasy convention, including lunch, drinks, snacks and drinks.

I look forward to seeing many of you there.

→ To estimate how many Wintercodes (or Opgejaagds or Tijd M.A.N. Chines) I need to bring, you can always send me a message, and I'll set aside your copy!


imagiconSaturday 26/1/2019 @ Imagicon you can find me here:

  • 10.30u: Exhibition floor – signing session Wintercode
  • 15.30u: Bach 1 – panel Holland SF
  • 16.30u: Bach 2 – panel 'The Genre' in the Netherlands

The programme with an overview of all panels, workshops, lectures, films, games and demonstrations can be found on imagicon.nl.

Beneluxcon 2019 

Sunday 27/1/2019 @ Beneluxcon I am there as well, for:

  • 12.00u: lunch :)
  • 13.30u: presentation + signing session Wintercode
  • 15.30u: panel What do you expect from a Eurocon?

There are other honorary guests and great writers whom you can meet and listen to here. The programme of this day can be found on ncsf.nl.


Imagicon

26 January 2019, 10:00 – 18:00

This weekend I am guest speaker at two events in De Reehorst in Ede, the Netherlands: Imagicon and Beneluxcon.

First stop is Imagicon: a convention for fans of Science Fiction, Comics, Fantasy and Horror!

I look forward to seeing many of you there.

→ To estimate how many Wintercodes (or Opgejaagds or Tijd M.A.N. Chines) I need to bring, you can always send me a message, and I'll set aside your copy!


imagiconSaturday 26/1/2019 @ Imagicon you can find me here:

  • 10.30u: Exhibition floor – signing session Wintercode
  • 15.30u: Bach 1 – panel Holland SF
  • 16.30u: Bach 2 – panel 'The Genre' in the Netherlands

The programme with an overview of all panels, workshops, lectures, films, games and demonstrations can be found on imagicon.nl.

Beneluxcon 2019 

Sunday 27/1/2019 @ Beneluxcon I am there as well, for:

  • 12.00u: lunch :)
  • 13.30u: presentation + signing session Wintercode
  • 15.30u: panel What do you expect from a Eurocon?

There are other honorary guests and great writers whom you can meet and listen to here. The programme of this day can be found on ncsf.nl.


Lecture @ training day

1 December 2018, 10:30

At this edition of the crash course "Uitgeven in eigen beheer" of Creatief Schrijven I will provide tips to draw the attention of readers and media to your book.

On this training day you will discover the advantages and disadvantages of publishing by yourself. You will receive answers to questions such as: what are the differences between self-publishing and publication by an accredited publisher? What do you need to consider? And how do you draw the attention of readers and the media to your book? Some authors share their experience. You go home with hands-on tips and advice.

Pen's contribution to this programme starts at 12:45 PM, right after the lunch break.

Registration/fees/info via Creatief Schrijven.

Workshop: Looking for a publisher, and now?

25 November 2018, 10:00 – 17:00

This workshop is suited for people who have been working on a manuscript for a while and want to look for a publisher. If you want to be resilient as an author before taking this step, then this workshop is for you!


Writing a good manuscript is one thing, but how do you get it published? Pen Stewart, as an author, explored it all herself and is happy to share her experience during this interactive lecture. She shares some practical tips and advice and helps you to turn yourself into resilient writers with business knowledge.

How do you do that, finding a publisher, publishing your book yourself, or something in between? How do you ensure that you get a fair pay for your work, a good contract, and that your book will be sold in bookshops? A well-informed author will not just let him or herself be fooled and will be better able to defend his or her rights in a negotiating position with a publisher! This workshop is suitable for any genre.

Today there are many ways to publish your book. So many possibilities, each with their own advantages and disadvantages, that you won't see the wood for the trees anymore.

After this workshop you can, and you know:

  1. What is the book market like?
    (The life cycle of a book)

  2. Which are the ways I can publish my book?
    (The difference between POD, selfpub, semi-professional and professional publishers)

  3. How do I approach a publisher?
    (The synopsis, the cover letter, introducing yourself, selecting publisher candidates)

  4. The elevator pitch

  5. Copyright, what is that?

  6. The contract, what should it contain, and what is better left out?

  7. Subsidy possibilities in Belgium

  8. Supporting institutions for the author

  9. The tax return

Location: Multifunctional centre "Entre Cour & Jardin" in Melle
Price: € 179 for a whole day

Afternoon break with sandwich lunch and (non-alcoholic) drinks included. Coffee/tea with refreshment at the reception in the morning and in the afternoon break.
After the course you can (at your own expense) join me for dinner in the Tokyo-Sushi restaurant, where we can have a chat and network.

Subscribe via mail: pen@penstewart.com, clearly stating which date you choose.
Please note, the number of seats is limited to 20 people per session.


Human and machine – an intimate relationship?

22 November 2018, 19:00 – 22:30

On this literary discussion night about Sci-Fi by the University of Ghent I will be participating in the panel.


This year the Scandinavian department is working on the relationship between man and machine. Sci-Fi literature. I think it's a very important signal that the university is putting Sci-Fi literature on the agenda as an area of research!


What is human and what is artificial? What constitutes the human mind? Would it be possible to construct such a mind and if so, how would this artificial intelligence view itself?
This evening we discuss the topics with three specialized authors and two researchers from Belgium and Sweden.
The evening will consist of an open discussion in English, alternated with readings in Dutch and Swedish.

Människa och maskin – en intim relation?

Mens en machine – een intieme relatie?

Human and machine – an intimate relationship?


Free entrance

Made possible with the financial support of VFL http://www.vfl.be/, The Swedish Institute https://si.se/ & Vakgroep Letterkunde - Universiteit Gent http://www.letterkunde.ugent.be/

Participants:

  • Sam Ghazi (SW)
  • Pen Stewart (BE)
  • Guido Eekhout (BE)
  • Jerry Määttä (SW)

Moderator:

  • Sophie Wennerscheid (DE)

Sam Ghazi

Thought is what differentiates humans from other beings, that’s what we’ve long believed. However, the emergence of artificial intelligence puts that belief into question. Sam Ghazi ‘s debut novel Sången ur det kinesiska rummet (The Song from the Chinese Room) takes place in a future Stockholm and focuses on Simona, a doctor and researcher working in a hospital laboratory. Her assistant is Cepheus, a cancer diagnostics robot consisting of a large camera head with a red eye and two sensitive hands. His formidable intelligence allows him to diagnose specimens with enormous efficiency but also makes him unstable and in spite of his insect-like appearance he gradually develops a human way of thinking. He becomes fond of Simona and soon this begins to disrupt his work; he starts to ask questions about his own existence, his relationship to humans, and whether all beings, including robots, are equal. In beginning to create poetry he goes a step too far, and the management decides to shut him down, but is it possible to “kill” a form of intelligence that has all of cyberspace at its disposal? With his virtual tentacles Cepheus has already hacked into computer systems and power plants. From his position, existing nowhere and everywhere, he can shut down cities, take control of satellites and watch over Simona. He can shape his own thoughts, good as well as evil, become a free and autonomous being and evolve into a creative subject.

Ghazi’s novel, the title of which refers to the famous thought experiment by philosopher John Searle, draws on the works of Kubrick, Clarke and Asimov, but has a poetic tone and symbolism that makes it relevant here and now. It raises the issue of what would happen if artificially intelligent beings could question their own creators.

Sam Ghazi was born 1967 in Stockholm, Sweden. He made his debut in 2007 with the poetry collection Sömn är tyngre än vatten (Sleep is heavier than Water), a fictionalized investigation of the life and death of a father, which was nominated to Borås Tidnings debutantpris (The Borås Newspaper Debutant Prize). His second novel Teonauterna (The Theonauts) will be released in the autumn of 2019 and deals with a space expedition to explore a God-like object that could represent the source of life in the universe. Besides being a writer Sam Ghazi is also a medical doctor, specializing in clinical pathology.

Text: Modified from Norstedts publishing house and New Swedish Books 2014 by The Swedish Arts Council.

Guido Eekhaut

Guido Eekhaut is a prolific writer of crime and suspense novels, fantastic and speculative fiction and books for young adults.

He came to genre literature after discovering the work of Jack Vance at age fifteen, and that of Ursula Le Guin, Michael Moorcock, M. John Harrison, J. G. Ballard, Thomas Disch and many others. Later he enjoyed Vladimir Nabokov, Jorge Luis Borger, Angela Carter, Haruki Murakami, John Hawkes and Jonathan Lethem.

He started writing short stories in the eighties, winning several literary awards. A number of his short fictions has been published abroad, based on his own English versions. He also wrote widely for magazines and newspapers.

One his first novel, a post-apocalyptic tale 'The Circle Years', received the Literary Award of the City of Brussels.

After winning the Hercule Poirot Award in 2009 with his first crime book, 'Absinthe', he published nearly a score of other books, some regular and traditional crime, others diverging from the genre into the more literary, psychological and speculative fields. He was shortlisted twice for the Dutch Golden Noose crime award.

https://guidoeekhaut.squarespace.com/

Pen Stewart

The writing of Pen Stewart spans multiple genres, from fantasy, science fiction, dystopia, steam-punk to magical realism. Typical of her stories are the social commitment and accessible, smooth writing style. The stories are not so much genre in itself, the genre is used to focus on the deeper layers of the story and reinforcing them. Deeper layers repeatedly touching topics we have to deal with in everyday life: discrimination, terror, religious violence, euthanasia, animal abuse, women's rights, gender, etc.

Pen has an aversion to the void, and with each story she is trying to find a balance between the adventurous and the thoughtful, the journey of the characters and the deeper layers of the story that make us think as a human about the world around us, stripped of all frills.

http://penstewart.com/

Jerry Määttä (researcher)

Research Interests: Sociology of literature, the modern book market, ecocriticism, science fiction, popular literature, disaster stories, role-playing games, fanzines/fan cultures, criticism, literary prizes and awards, and questions on Bildung and fiction

Work in Progress:

The End of the World: The Rhetoric and Ideology of Apocalypse in Literature and Film, ca. 1950–2010

The aim of this project is to examine the modern British and American disaster story by analysing a few strategically selected novels and movies from the period ca. 1950–2010. Apart from sketching the evolution of the apocalyptic motif in modern disaster stories, the study will focus on the aesthetic and stylistic characteristics of the genre, its rhetorics, structure, appeal and functions, and some of its underlying ideological and political standpoints. The project is financed by the Swedish Research Council.

Sophie Wennerscheid (researcher, moderator)

Sophie Wennerscheid is professor of Scandinavian Studies at Ghent university. Originally trained as a scholar of Scandinavian and German literature, she has broadened her research areas looking at the entangled relationships between humans, nature and technology represented in films and literature from Scandinavia and elsewhere. Her current research focuses on forms of intimate relationships which are problematized by the majority of a society as deviating from the norm and therefore as questionable or even illegitimate. Such questionability becomes clear particularly in the relationship between humans and posthuman creatures, the ‘technological Others’.

In various articles on „Love and Sex with Robots“ and in her book, Sex machina. The Future of Desire (forthcoming), she investigates how ‘posthuman love affairs’ are represented nowadays, at the beginning of the so-called posthumanist age, in science fiction films and literature. Drawing on posthumanist queer theory, she seeks to explore the impact of technological developments on practices of love and sexuality. Which changes in intimate relationships are subject of discussion in contemporary artworks? What does it mean to desire posthumanly? Can man’s relationship with machines translate into real intimacy? Considering these questions by analyzing science fiction can help to explain our technocultural condition, because in that genre more than others we find the encounter between man and machine already thematized.


Book Fair Melle

4 November 2018, 10:00 – 15:00

Annual book fair by Davidsfonds Melle-Merelbeke

When?

All Saints Day and the next weekend.

Where?

Canteen of Sint-Franciscus Institute Melle.

What?

Paard Van TrojeThe newly published books and CDs of the Davidsfonds are available for perusal, supplemented by a wide range of new publications in collaboration with bookshop Paard Van Troje.

I also sign and sell my books:

  • Thursday November 1st from 10.00 to 18.00
  • Saturday November 3rd from 13.00 to 20.00
  • Sunday November 4th from 10.00 to 15.00

Price?

Free entrance!

Café

DavidsfondsCome and visit the café with Trappist beers, meet friends and neighbours!

Exchange fair

Bring along a beautiful, exciting, fascinating book, CD or DVD in good condition and exchange them for a piece from the exchange box.
You make someone happy! You yourself have a "new" asset, no money involved.

Welcome!

Boekenbeurs Melle


Book Fair Melle

3 November 2018, 13:00 – 20:00

Annual book fair by Davidsfonds Melle-Merelbeke

When?

All Saints Day and the next weekend.

Where?

Canteen of Sint-Franciscus Institute Melle.

What?

Paard Van TrojeThe newly published books and CDs of the Davidsfonds are available for perusal, supplemented by a wide range of new publications in collaboration with bookshop Paard Van Troje.

I also sign and sell my books:

  • Thursday November 1st from 10.00 to 18.00
  • Saturday November 3rd from 13.00 to 20.00
  • Sunday November 4th from 10.00 to 15.00

Price?

Free entrance!

Café

DavidsfondsCome and visit the café with Trappist beers, meet friends and neighbours!

Exchange fair

Bring along a beautiful, exciting, fascinating book, CD or DVD in good condition and exchange them for a piece from the exchange box.
You make someone happy! You yourself have a "new" asset, no money involved.

Welcome!

Boekenbeurs Melle


Book Fair Melle

1 November 2018, 10:00 – 18:00

Annual book fair by Davidsfonds Melle-Merelbeke

When?

All Saints Day and the next weekend.

Where?

Canteen of Sint-Franciscus Institute Melle.

What?

Paard Van TrojeThe newly published books and CDs of the Davidsfonds are available for perusal, supplemented by a wide range of new publications in collaboration with bookshop Paard Van Troje.

I also sign and sell my books:

  • Thursday November 1st from 10.00 to 18.00
  • Saturday November 3rd from 13.00 to 20.00
  • Sunday November 4th from 10.00 to 15.00

Price?

Free entrance!

Café

DavidsfondsCome and visit the café with Trappist beers, meet friends and neighbours!

Exchange fair

Bring along a beautiful, exciting, fascinating book, CD or DVD in good condition and exchange them for a piece from the exchange box.
You make someone happy! You yourself have a "new" asset, no money involved.

Welcome!

Boekenbeurs Melle


Lecture: Looking for a publisher, and now?

29 October 2018, 14:00 – 15:30

Book fair time! If you would like to get a taste of the topics you and me can tackle more in depth on November 25th, this is your chance. This free lecture is part of Het Schrijfsalon at the Book Fair.


Writing a good manuscript is one thing, but how do you get it published? Pen Stewart, as an author, explored it all herself and is happy to share her experience during this interactive lecture. She shares some practical tips and advice and helps you to turn yourself into resilient writers with business knowledge.

Discover the complete Schrijfsalon programme at the Book Fair and register for this and/or other session(s).

Schrijfsalon   Book Fair


Halloween Town

20 October 2018

A whole weekend of fun, fear & fantasy on the site of Elzenhof in Aarschot.

Halloween Town A complete weekend dedicated to fine horror, real fear, frightening curiosities and gloominess brought by great actors and team members with a strange sense of humour.

Scarezones, real actors, special effects, strange acts, market, food and drinks, tricks and treats!

Maybe you'll never get out of there again…


Lecture @ literary matinee: Wintercode

7 October 2018, 11:00

Pen presents her novel "Wintercode" during the Literary Matinee in the Lakenmetershuis in Ghent.

Willemsfonds

"Wintercode" is a cross-over between various genres of imaginative work such as Thriller, Fantasy and Sci-Fi, and was published in December 2017 with over 20 paintings by Pen as illustrations in the book. Meanwhile, the book is already in its second edition and has received good reviews on websites, in genre magazines and from bloggers.

Characteristic aspects are the social involvement and the accessible, smooth writing style. The stories are not so much a genre in themselves, the genre is used to emphasize and strengthen the deeper layers of the story – deeper layers that keep touching on subjects that we face in daily life: discrimination, terror, religious violence, women's rights, gender, etc..

This thematic matter makes "Wintercode" very suitable e.g. for working with students on these topics and encouraging them to read more, as in many cases this is their favourite genre. Pen gives subsidised lectures in secondary education, supported by the Flemish Literature Fund.

Registration/fees/info via Willemsfonds.

Wintercode


Lecture: fantasy as a literary genre

11 September 2018, 20:00

In this discussion, in collaboration with the reading group Biblos of Zele, I will focus on Flemish literature and will introduce my books.

Bibliotheek ZeleBiblos offers a diverse programme and discusses many literary genres with a broad theme.
Now, as an author, I will be presenting at Zele's library to discuss fantasy as a literary genre.

To find out more about this evening, please visit the blog of the library



Elftopia

11 August 2018, 10:00 – 12 August 2018, 20:00

The site of Ooidonk Castle is once again the epicentre of Fantasy.

Along with a few colleagues from the Schrijverscollectief I will go to Elftopia

This weekend you can come and visit a variety of indigenous fantasy authors in the tent of the Schrijverscollectief, on the site of the Ooidonk Castle in Deinze.
Pen Stewart, Joke De Meyer and Meaghann Baeken/Morgan Blade can be found in our tent all weekend long. On Saturday, Terrence Lauerhohn and Petra Doom also join us, and on Sunday, Dries Dereymaeker will be present.

I look forward to seeing you there!

Schrijverscollectief @ Elftopia

Elftopia

We take you on a great adventure where the world of Fantasy is the epicentre. An utopia where Elves, Trolls, Druids, Orcs, Time travelers, Vikings, Gnomes and Wizards can meet!

A festival of Fantasy and Dreams. The Castle of Ooidonk is one of the most beautiful medieval castles in the Benelux located nearby the marvelous city of Gent,Belgium and is the location for Elftopia.

An event where every cosplayer is welcome, where everybody is allowed to be themselves and relax. Fairy tales, Storytellers, Fire Eaters, Falconers, Fantasy authors, Workshops, Concerts and special guests… Enter a Dreamworld where everything is possible and live your fantasy!

Schrijverscollectief @ Elftopia


Castlefest

4 August 2018, 10:00 – 21:00

Castlefest characterizes itself by a unique ambiance, with lots of music, fantasy writers, themed catering, medieval crafts and a large market. The highlight of the festival is the Wickerman-burning.

On this Summer edition of Castlefest you can find me in the Meadow Fields, with Quasis in the Wunderzimmer Pagoda.
And in the evening – in between the music performances on Meadow Fields – you can also go there for these interludes:

We proudly present, exclusively at Castlefest: lecture in the evening!
With a great line-up of writers, we thought it would be a great opportunity to do something extra in the evening. On Thursday, Friday and Saturday you can join us for an exciting, lively, catchy and moving lecture.

  • Thursday, August 2nd, at 9 PM: Sophia Drenth reads from her own work. As it happens, the laptop will be brought along, so she may well lift a tip of the veil on her latest manuscript '1000 nachten'.
  • Friday, August 3rd, at 9 PM: Patrick Berkhof reads from his own work.
  • Saturday, August 4th, at 7 PM: Jasper Polane and Pen Stewart read from their own work.
  • Where? Meadow Fields in the pagoda of Sophia Drenth (booth number 202).

Voordracht in de avond

Wunderzimmer/Sophia Drenth:

Castlefest 2018 standplek


Melse Feesten

1 July 2018, 10:00 – 18:00

Local conviviality with the Melse Feesten, plenty of fun guaranteed.

With a stall on the Gemeenteplein I participate in the Braderij festivities.

The brochure with the entire programme of the Melse Feesten is available here on the Melle site.

Melse Feesten


Elfia Haarzuilens

21 April 2018, 10:00 – 19:00

Wintercode-on-Tour @ Elfia in the Netherlands – not only with my books but also with a workshop at 3 PM!

The workshop with Pen starts Saturday at 3 PM: we look at different parallels between the conceptual creation of fine art and a story.

Painting and literature, in the past centuries both have been irrevocably interwoven, and have also influenced each other.
In Pen Stewart's own work, too, both go hand in hand.

In this workshop we will investigate how we can apply techniques from painting and photography to the composition of a story.
Anyone who wants to, can bring a story idea or a short story that has already been worked out in more detail, to the workshop, at which point we will get to work.

Elfia

On this Spring edition of Elfia you can find me with Quasis in the Wunderzimmer Pagoda.

There you can also join us for various workshops and 'an inspirational walk across Elfia'. The next few days the varied program will be announced, plus the times and location of the workshops. For each workshop there is a maximum number of participants, so please give a shout if you are interested in participating.

The Wunderzimmer Pagoda will be centre stage where authors of Quasis publishers and Staaldruk will join forces. Be inspired by the unusual views of Jasper Polane (Lege steden), Pen Stewart (Wintercode), Martijn Adelmund (DeWollfs bestiarium) and Sophia Drenth (Bloedwetten). We will challenge you to look in a different way at everyday life. One of the workshops will be an inspirational walk across the kingdom of Elfia. Main focus will lie on the disciplines of writing and painting. The language in which the workshops are held is Dutch.
Follow our websites (www.quasis.nl/www.bloedwetten.com) and our social media pages for the latest news and to register for our workshops.

Location: Wunderzimmer Pagoda at Medieval Road / near the Chapel
Times: See our stand for the times of the workshops


Book signing on the Dag van het Fantastische Boek

14 April 2018, 16:00

Wintercode-on-Tour @ Literary festival!

Harland Awards
The only one of its kind to focus on the genres fantasy, science fiction, horror and magical realism, the Dag van het Fantastische Boek includes lectures and workshops by authors from various backgrounds. With the ceremony of the Harland Awards, the biggest awards in Dutch imaginative literature, there is no getting away from it: the Dag van het Fantastische Boek inspires readers and writers alike.

  • You can buy Wintercode and my other books, at the entrance between 1 PM and 5 PM.
  • A mass signing moment is scheduled around 4 PM.

More information about the programme, speakers, location etc. can be found on the website of the Dag van het Fantastische Boek.

Stichting ter bevordering van het fantastische genre


Book signing in De Pinte

13 April 2018, 15:00 – 17:00

Wintercode-on-Tour @ Standaard Boekhandel De Pinte!

Wintercode


Pen will gladly sign her book 'Wintercode'.

  

Standaard Boekhandel


Book signing in Wetteren

12 April 2018, 14:00 – 17:00

Wintercode-on-Tour @ Standaard Boekhandel Wetteren!

Wintercode


Pen will gladly sign her book 'Wintercode'.

  

Standaard Boekhandel


Book signing in Bredene

8 April 2018, 10:00 – 17:00

Wintercode-on-Tour @ Standaard Boekhandel Bredene!

Wintercode


Pen will gladly sign her book 'Wintercode'.

  

Standaard Boekhandel


Book signing in Antwerp

17 February 2018, 14:00 – 17:00

Wintercode-on-Tour @ Standaard Boekhandel Antwerpen Schoenmarkt!

Wintercode


Pen will gladly sign her book 'Wintercode'.

  

Standaard Boekhandel


Book signing in Bruges

16 February 2018, 14:00 – 17:00

Wintercode-on-Tour @ Standaard Boekhandel Brugge Steenstraat!

Wintercode


Pen will gladly sign her book 'Wintercode'.

  

Standaard Boekhandel


Book signing in Ostend

15 February 2018, 14:00 – 17:00

Wintercode-on-Tour @ Standaard Boekhandel Oostende Vlaanderenstraat!

Wintercode


Pen will gladly sign her book 'Wintercode'.

  

Standaard Boekhandel


Book signing in Wijnegem

14 February 2018, 14:00 – 17:00

Wintercode-on-Tour @ Standaard Boekhandel Wijnegem!

Wintercode


Pen will gladly sign her book 'Wintercode'.

  

Standaard Boekhandel


Book signing in Nieuwpoort

11 February 2018, 14:00 – 17:00

Wintercode-on-Tour @ Standaard Boekhandel Nieuwpoort!

Wintercode


Pen will gladly sign her book 'Wintercode'.

  

Standaard Boekhandel


Book signing in Sint-Niklaas

10 February 2018, 14:00 – 17:00

Wintercode-on-Tour @ Standaard Boekhandel Waasland Shopping Center!

Wintercode


Pen will gladly sign her book 'Wintercode'.

  

Standaard Boekhandel


Kick Off 2018

2 February 2018, 20:00

Happy New Year! Pen has a book stall at this 'Kick Off' by Open Vld Melle.

Huyghe Brewery

Free entrance to this New Year's reception, for members and non-members, with free drinks and snacks.

This Friday night you can also meet Pen here, starting at 8 PM in the museum of Huyghe Brewery, as she'll be present with a book stall with Wintercode, Nanokanaries en Olifantenhersenen, Tijd M.A.N. Chine and Opgejaagd, as well as some small paintings…

'Kick Off' Open Vld Melle

Wintercode


Book signing in Ghent

23 December 2017, 13:00 – 18:00

Wintercode-on-Tour @ Standaard Boekhandel Gent Kouter!

Wintercode


For centuries, the Kouter has been the true meeting place for the people of Ghent.

For instance, you can meet Pen this day in the book store at this square :)

Standaard Boekhandel


Literary aperitif

19 December 2017, 19:00 – 20:30

Wintercode-on-Tour: interview @ Standaard Boekhandel Gent Dok Noord!


On the waterfront, within walking distance of the historic city centre, close to Dampoort station, the motorway and the small and large ring road in Ghent.

Standaard BoekhandelIn this lively new city district we can meet each other in a literary setting, with a drink and a snack at Johan Dhaene's round table conversation, with:

… ánd musical guest Jacques Vandevelde(harp).

Everyone is welcome, but come in time because the seats are limited!
After the literary aperitif there will be an opportunity to have your books signed.

And that's not all! That evening it is also DOK-NOORD SHOPPING EVENING.

Interview

Wintercode


Book signing in Ghent

17 December 2017, 13:00 – 18:00

Wintercode-on-Tour & Shopping Sunday @ Standaard Boekhandel Gent Sint-Baafs!

Wintercode


Sint-Baafsplein is to Ghent what Trafalgar Square is to London: the heart of the city.

You'll find the book store near the impressive Saint Bavo Cathedral.

Standaard Boekhandel


Book signing in Ghent

16 December 2017, 13:00 – 18:00

Wintercode-on-Tour @ Standaard Boekhandel Gent Zuid Shopping!

Wintercode


The Urbis complex accommodates the shopping mall Shopping Center Zuid, located on the Woodrow Wilson Square, in the Ghent Zuid (South) district.

You will find the book store in the northern corner on the first floor.

Standaard Boekhandel


Book Fair with Ambilicious

3 December 2017, 11:00 – 17:00

Meet Ambilicious' authors and illustrators!

Take the opportunity to chat with your favourite author/illustrator at Ambilicious and have your book signed.

Boekenbeurs Ambilicious

Distortia


Totally Booked at Standaard Boekhandel Leuven

25 November 2017, 13:00 – 18:00

Add this to your agenda: November 4th and 25th, Totally Booked on Tour - an initiative of 'The Writers Collective'.

Together with my colleagues Morgan Blade, Eva Linden, Dries Dereymaeker and Laurianne Aerts at Standaard Boekhandel Leuven De Somerplein.

Totally Booked


Totally Booked at Standaard Boekhandel Herentals

4 November 2017

Add this to your agenda: November 4th and 25th, Totally Booked on Tour - an initiative of 'The Writers Collective'.

Together with my colleagues Morgan Blade, Eva Linden, Laurianne Aerts, Stefanie Van Mol and Terrence Lauerhohn at Standaard Boekhandel Herentals.

Totally Booked


Book Fair Melle

1 November 2017, 10:00 – 18:00

Annual book fair by Davidsfonds Melle-Merelbeke

When?

First weekend of the Autumn holiday and All Saints Day.

Where?

Canteen of Sint-Franciscus Institute Melle.

What?

De ZondvloedThe newly published books and CDs of the Davidsfonds are available for perusal, supplemented by a wide range of new publications in collaboration with bookshop De Zondvloed.

I also sign and sell my books:

  • Saturday October 28th from 17.30 to 20.00
  • Sunday October 29th from 10.00 to 13.00
  • Wednesday November 1st from 10.00 to 16.00

Price?

Free entrance to the book fair!

Café

DavidsfondsCome and visit the café with Trappist beers, meet friends and neighbours! Trappists and board games will be ready. On Wednesday morning 1/11 between 11 and 12, the Davidsfonds additionally provides a drink and a bite to eat!

Exchange box

Bring along a beautiful, exciting, fascinating book, CD or DVD in good condition and exchange them for a piece from the exchange box.
You make someone happy! You yourself have a "new" asset, no money involved.

Welcome!

Boekenbeurs Melle


Open Book Days at Standaard Boekhandel Overijse

29 October 2017, 15:00 – 17:00

Visit us for one of the many workshops, performances, signing and reading sessions. Or enjoy a delicious snack and drink while your little rascals are enjoying themselves.

A nice extra: every purchase comes with a literary pocket calendar for 2018.

On Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th of October I sign books together with Morgan Blade at the Open Book Days at Standaard Boekhandel!

So, Sunday in Overijse:

  • All day: Live performance
  • 10:00 – 12:00: Book signing by Lydia Chagoll
  • 14:00 – 17:00: Book signing by Veronique Marien
  • 14:00 – 17:00: Book signing by Ignace Pollet
  • 15:00 – 17:00: Book signing by Fantasy authors
    Update: Pen Stewart and Morgan Blade give the fantasy genre a new voice and sign your books with pleasure.

Openboekdagen bij Standaard Boekhandel


Book Fair Melle

28 October 2017, 17:30 – 29 October 2017, 13:00

Annual book fair by Davidsfonds Melle-Merelbeke

When?

First weekend of the Autumn holiday and All Saints Day.

Where?

Canteen of Sint-Franciscus Institute Melle.

What?

De ZondvloedThe newly published books and CDs of the Davidsfonds are available for perusal, supplemented by a wide range of new publications in collaboration with bookshop De Zondvloed.

I also sign and sell my books:

  • Saturday October 28th from 17.30 to 20.00
  • Sunday October 29th from 10.00 to 13.00
  • Wednesday November 1st from 10.00 to 16.00

Price?

Free entrance to the book fair!

Café

DavidsfondsCome and visit the café with Trappist beers, meet friends and neighbours! Trappists and board games will be ready. On Wednesday morning 1/11 between 11 and 12, the Davidsfonds additionally provides a drink and a bite to eat!

Exchange box

Bring along a beautiful, exciting, fascinating book, CD or DVD in good condition and exchange them for a piece from the exchange box.
You make someone happy! You yourself have a "new" asset, no money involved.

Welcome!

Boekenbeurs Melle


Open Book Days at Standaard Boekhandel Gent Zuid Shopping

28 October 2017, 15:00 – 17:00

Visit us for one of the many workshops, performances, signing and reading sessions. Or enjoy a delicious snack and drink while your little rascals are enjoying themselves.

A nice extra: every purchase comes with a literary pocket calendar for 2018.

On Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th of October I sign books together with Morgan Blade at the Open Book Days at Standaard Boekhandel!

So, Saturday in Gent Zuid Shopping:

  • All day: Children's entertainment
  • 10:00 – 12:00: Workshop cooking with the Thermomix
  • 10:30 – 12:00: Markske
  • 11:00 – 12:30: Book signing by Elise De Rijck
  • 11:00 – 12:30: Book signing by Ellen De Meulemeester
  • 14:00 – 14:30: Book reading
  • 14:00 – 17:00: Walk with Georges Rogge
  • 14:30 – 15:30: Workshop by Freek Neirynck
  • 15:00 – 17:00: Book signing by Fantasy authors
    Update: Pen Stewart and Morgan Blade give the fantasy genre a new voice and sign your books with pleasure.
  • 16:00 – 16:30: Book reading
  • 17:00 – 18:00: Workshop by Freek Neirynck

Openboekdagen bij Standaard Boekhandel


FACTS October 2017

21 October 2017 – 22 October 2017

The biggest comics, sci fi and anime festival in the Benelux.

Come and have two great days with your favorite artists and actors!

FACTS

FACTS is filling up the Flanders Expo halls with everything a pop culture fan could ever wish for: merchandise, comic artists, video games, cosplay and more activities than you can count.


Drawing Days with Gent Central

29 September 2017 – 1 October 2017

Drawing Days is for fervent draughtsmen, drawing laypeople, art viewers and the chance passer-by. Grab your pencil and mark the last weekend of September in your calendar.

Drawing Days Gent Central

Drawing Days GentAt the end of September, Drawing Days in Ghent will take off for 3 days packed with drawing activities. I myself will participate in Drawing Days with Gent Central and will create drawing art on the shop window of Maison M in the Donkersteeg.

The Big Draw was already a well-established name in Flanders and beyond. The initiative originated in London. After that, worldwide festivals followed in Berlin, Barcelona, Los Angeles, Chicago, New York, Kathmandu.... In Flanders we had Ghent (2013), Antwerp (2014) and Leuven (2015), and after a smaller version in Hasselt (2016) the large, multi-day festival is now back in action - renewed and with another name: Drawing Days, from Friday, September 29th up to and including Sunday, October 1st 2017.

The Drawing Days drawing festival consists of dozens of activities organised by creative people and enthusiastic organisations. In Ghent, you will be able to enjoy drawing art during a trip along the Window Walk route in the city centre, take part in a drawing workshop or put a scribble on a drawing wall. Everything is possible!

Drawing Days Gent Central


Book weekend Zele

23 September 2017, 14:00 – 24 September 2017, 18:00

The authors at publisher Het Punt sell and sign their books.

Book weekend Join us in Zele! On September 23rd and 24th of 2017 publisher Het Punt and Davidsfonds Zele organise a book weekend together, at the Parish Centre at the Heilig Hart Square, next to the church of Zele.

I'll be there selling my book, together with most of my fellow authors at Het Punt.

SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 23RD - from 2pm until 12am

  • book sale by authors at publisher Het Punt
  • subscription day Davidsfonds members

At 8pm ceremony for the Literature Prize by publisher Het Punt:
Official opening with performance of Jachthoornblazers St-Hubertus van Nieuwenhagen.

Followed by a reception for everyone.

SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 24TH - from 11am until 6pm

  • book sale by authors at publisher Het Punt
  • subscription day Davidsfonds members

At 11am ceremony for culture award by Davidsfonds Zele:
with performance of the pop rock band Voodoo Shop from Zele.

In the afternoon book presentations by participating authors, and debate/interview with various writers!

Het Punt
Davidsfonds

Art fair "Montmartre" in Zele

14 May 2017, 10:00 – 18:00

De Zandberg (the ‘front yard’ of De Wiek) will get transformed into a cozy outdoor art fair, inspired by the Parisian Montmartre.

G.C. De Wiek

You can enjoy a varied exhibition, with both classical art and contemporary design.

  • On the 'Montmartre Square' you will meet artists performing the ‘classics’ such as painting, sculpture, photography, ceramics, …
  • On the 'Pompidou Square' you can discover design talent in the field of applied arts: jewelry, clothing, accessories, …

Participating artists and designers will also showcase their abilities live to the public.

Montmartre
Montmartre
G.C. De Wiek


Harland Awards @ Dag van het Fantastische Boek

8 April 2017, 14:00

Literary festival!

Dag van het Fantastische Boek

News from the Foundation:

Noteer alvast in je agenda: op 8 april 2017 organiseert de Stichting ter bevordering van het fantastische genre de Dag van het Fantastische Boek. Het wordt een literair festival (van middag tot middernacht) dat draait om verhalen en boeken in de genres fantasy, sciencefiction, horror en magisch realisme. Compagnietheater Het Nederlands Letterenfonds heeft de subsidieaanvraag voor de Dag goedgekeurd en er is een fantastische locatie gevonden: het Compagnietheater in Amsterdam (Kloveniersburgwal 50).

Harland AwardsDe Dag wordt in samenwerking met de Stichting Literaire Activiteiten Amsterdam georganiseerd en alle aspecten van de fantastische literatuur komen aan bod. Van workshops en lezingen, tot een fantastische pubquiz en van een talkshow tot (uiteraard) de uitreiking van de Harland Awards. Naast de juryprijzen wordt er ook de Hebban Fantasy Publieksprijs uitgereikt (die in het voorjaar georganiseerd wordt in samenwerking met boekencommunity Hebban.nl).

Update: Tickets for the Dag van het Fantastische Boek are now available!

Stichting ter bevordering van het fantastische genre


Artists celebrate Christmas

26 November 2016, 15:00 – 27 November 2016, 18:00

Artistic Christmas fair in quarter Ekkergem of Ghent

As a fantasy writer and artist I am participating in this art-Christmas-fair:

  • 15h-20h Saturday
  • 14h-18h Sunday

Centre for Artistic Talent Stop by for original presents or just come and watch, eat and drink, in short: enjoy…
Both young and old can enroll in different workshops, and there also is a balloon contest :]

Free entrance, and a free glass of cava! Thanks to CAT (Centre for Artistic Talent).

Artists celebrate Christmas


Book fair

8 November 2016, 18:00 – 22:00

Pen Stewart will be signing at tonight's nocturnal

of the 80th book fair at the Antwerp Expo, booth #417!

Boekenbeurs 2016Het Punt


Patershol festivities

12 August 2016 – 15 August 2016

At the Patershol festivities in Ghent, I can exhibit and sell some of my paintings and books.

The weekend before August 15th, the oldest quarter in the center of Ghent organises its own mini festivities, a pocket-sized version of the famous 'Gentse Feesten', displaying maximal atmosphere and ambiance.

Centre for Artistic Talent Thanks to CAT (Centre for Artistic Talent), I can participate with a booth between Oudburg and the Leie River (near the Sluizeken Park), on these hours:

  • 18h-21h Friday night
  • 10h-21h Sunday and Monday

Free entrance, everybody welcome!

Patershol festivities 2016


Elfia Haarzuilens

24 April 2016, 10:00 – 19:00

Together with Rianne Lampers, I'll be sharing a book stall to sell our books at this festival.

Elfia
Elfia is a festival that is focused on the expression of dreams.  Costumes are the most obvious way to shape these dreams. Often they are inspired on the clothes of characters from tv series, movies and comics. But we also go further than only costumes: music, photography, body art, body painting, vehicles... They are all opportunities to make those dreams reality. 

Harland Awards @ Gala van het Fantastische Boek

2 April 2016, 19:00

The Harland Awards are the awards for the Dutch imagination literature in the genres of fantasy, science fiction, horror and magic realism. Each year the Harland Awards are publicly presented at the Gala van het Fantastische Boek: a literary event for readers, fans and writers of the aforementioned genres, with a program full of informative lectures, panels and writers, and a festive gala evening with literary entertainment and the award show.

Harland Awards

Gala van het Fantastische Boek


Dutch Comic Con

26 March 2016, 10:00 – 27 March 2016, 17:00

A fantastic event which focuses on comics, movies, cartoons, games and everything related from the past decade.

Dutch Comic ConLike the American conventions, there will be an artist alley with national and international artists. In addition, a two-day Cosplay contest.

Part of Dutch Comic Con is set up for national and international popculture merchandise & collectables dealers, publishers and other companies that have established itself in this industry in recent years.

There is also a big cinema with the newest releases & trailers. Overall a great experience for young and old!


Writers fair "The Magic World"

29 November 2015, 12:00 – 17:00

Explore the magic worlds of our Dutch fantasy writers.

Have your book signed, enroll for a workshop or listen to book readings by authors.

Writers fair "The Magic World"


Book fair

2 November 2015, 10:00 – 18:00

On All Souls' Day, Pen Stewart will be attending

the 79th book fair at the Antwerp Expo, booth #428!

Boekenbeurs 2015Het Punt


Meet Pen Stewart in the library!

1 October 2015, 20:00

Presentation/interview/book sale in the library of Melle


LibraryPresentation about fantasy literature in Flanders, followed by an interview, book sale and book signing, all in a fun and cozy atmosphere!

This event takes place in the main library of the Public library of Melle.
Free entrance though registration is required (limited number of seats)!


Elfia Arcen

19 September 2015, 10:00 – 20 September 2015, 19:00

Together with Jasper Polane, I'll be sharing a book stall to sell our books at this festival.

Elfia
Elfia is a festival that is focused on the expression of dreams.  Costumes are the most obvious way to shape these dreams. Often they are inspired on the clothes of characters from tv series, movies and comics. But we also go further than only costumes: music, photography, body art, body painting, vehicles... They are all opportunities to make those dreams reality. 

Elfia Haarzuilens

26 April 2015, 10:00 – 19:00

Together with Jasper Polane, I'll be sharing a book stall to sell our books at this festival.

Elfia
Elfia is a festival that is focused on the expression of dreams.  Costumes are the most obvious way to shape these dreams. Often they are inspired on the clothes of characters from tv series, movies and comics. But we also go further than only costumes: music, photography, body art, body painting, vehicles... They are all opportunities to make those dreams reality. 

Book sales day

11 April 2015, 13:00 – 19:00

The authors at publisher Het Punt sell and sign their books.

Het Punt Join us in Leuven! Café Sport, Martelarenplein 13, 3000 Leuven. I'll be there selling my book, together with most of my fellow authors at Het Punt, including Thirza Meta, who will be signing her books 'Kerkhofliefde' and 'De vleermuis, de Windheks en de nimf'. Follow on Facebook to catch the latest updates about this day: https://www.facebook.com/events/386550124849578


Imagicon

21 March 2015, 9:00 – 18:00

Book sales at Imagicon: the Dutch Science Fiction, Comic, Fantasy and Horror convention!

imagicon

Together with Jasper Polane, I'll be sharing a book stall to sell our books at this festival.


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