Open circle at the Boekenbeurs – Bouwcentrum Antwerp
When Thursday 1 November 3 PM: Conversation with Kristin Verellen – 4PM: Open Circle
Where Boekenbeurs Bouwcentrum Antwerp – Conversation with Kristin: Orange Stage Hall 3 – Open Circle: 2nd floor Orange Hall
What Circles – We have the choice has grown out of a voluntary citizens’ initiative of Kristin Verellen – who lost her life partner in the attacks of Maalbeek on 22 March 2016 – and a circle of friends. Since the attacks, this group of facilitators organizes moments of meaningful, connecting togetherness in Circle, in different contexts. They want to contribute to the common good by creating a culture of inclusion and dialogue, healing collective trauma in people and communities, transforming powerlessness into power and connecting people from heart to heart. At the book fair Kristin Verellen will present her book ‘Waar blijf ik met dat licht van mij?’ with photos of her partner Johan Verellen and poems by her. Moderator Sjoukje Smedts will talk to Kristin at 15h. Afterwards at 16h everyone who wants can participate in a circle and experience the power of being in circle. The circle continues on the 2nd floor.