Jelko Arts draws stories and image essays, writes prose and mixes literature and theatre. He is the founder of the literary festival Boek op de Bank. He is also a tutor at Literaturjugend, the young writers’ workshop of De Nieuwe Oost (Wintertuin). Jelko was at festivals such as Zwarte Cross, Crossing Border, Nijmeegs Boekenfeest, Zomerparkfeest, Vierdaagse feesten and the Wintertuinfestival, as a performer, presenter and interviewer.
He was selected to take part in the Slow Writing Lab of the Nederlands Letterenfonds and participates in a talent development programme of the Productiehuis De Nieuwe Oost. In 2018 they will publish his chapbook, a graphical novella.
Jelko was a guest in the ‘Tools for engagement programme : Three Stories about sex, rituals and intimacy.’
photo: Gaby Jongenelen Fotografie