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  • ‘Caroling’ with Dickens

    by Christine Karren Great literature, as it becomes widely loved, captures the minds and hearts people to the degree that it becomes a part of them.  And as it endures through time, its readers use every creative outlet to expand the story and own it.  Such is the case with the literary classic, A Christmas […]


  • Christmas Fair, November 16, 2022

    by Caroline Muntjewerf Handmade decorations, crafts, wine tasting, coffee tasting, baking, and of course the authors of the Maastricht Writers Workshop! Yes, folks. We were there, to meet and chat with potential readers of our work. This evening The International Women’s Club of South Limburg -IWC- organised a Christmas Fair in t’ Keerhoes in Cadier […]

  • Christmas Market in Cadier en Keer – 16 Nov.

    Christmas Market in Cadier en Keer – 16 Nov.

    This coming Wednesday evening, 16 November, the authors of the Maastricht Writers Workshop will be signing and selling their original works at the Christmas market, sponsored by the IWC (International Womens Club) in the Keerhoes in Cadier en Keer. (Details at end of article) There are books for all ages and interests; from childrens picture […]

  • JRR Tolkien: High Fantasy Influenced by the Horrors of World War I

    By Maggie Holman Tolkien in uniform after he enlisted in 1915 I have a writing ‘claim to fame’: My Grandad was a private in the Lancashire Fusiliers during WW1, and the author JRR Tolkien was in the same regiment. It’s a loose claim, because of course there were thousands of men in this regiment. For […]

  • The “Horror” of Sleepy Hollow

    The “Horror” of Sleepy Hollow

    For those who truly love classic horror films, my best tip for starting off the binge weekend is with the made-for-television movie about the headless horseman from 1980, starring Jeff Goldblum.

  • Storytime Picnic

    Storytime Picnic

    On Saturday, August 20th, the Maastricht Writers Workshop held their first Storytime Picnic, an initiative designed to promote English proficiency among Ukrainian refugees and their children. Author Lynne Jorritsma read her children’s book Froggy Cat, and author/poet Tania Foniciello read one of her favorite children’s books: The Dragon with the Blazing Bottom. Blogger Christine Karren […]

  • Authors Unite!

    Authors Unite!

    A new group of English-speaking authors has formed in Maastricht. We call ourselves the Maastricht Writers’ Workshop. This group is dedicated to helping its members improve their work, pool resources, share tips, spread literacy, and connect with the local community. Though we write in English, we come from varying backgrounds: Dutch, British, American, Canadian, Belgian, […]