Wim Hazeu in book store Douwes

On Thursday evening February 23, 2018, I attended a lecture by Wim Hazeu on his recent biography of Dutch author and painter Lucebert. The evening was organized by the well-known book store Douwes in the Hague.

Since Lucebert was fond of Jazz music, Frans Friedrich, a great jazz musician, was invited to play before and in between the lecture. The combination between the inspiring lecture of Wim Hazeu and the sound of Frans Friedrich (who played a couple of tunes by Miles Davis – including ‘All blues’ – one of my favorites) turned out to be a great one.

Afterwards I discovered that the book store had a copy of the biography of Dutch author Simon Vestdijk,  also written by Wim Hazeu. I had been looking for this book for quite a while. Believing it was out of print, I was extremely glad to find it. I was very pleased that Wim Hazeu was kind enough to sign it for mee.

All in all I had a fantastic evening. Thanks boekhandel Douwes for organizing this event!

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The audience

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Trumpet player Frans Friedrich

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Daphne ter Bals of book store Douwes

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Author Wim Hazeu

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The hat & bag of author Wim Hazeu

 

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Wim Hazeu showing the pipe which once belonged to Lucebert

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