Welcome to The Open Book! It was quite scary to finally press the ‘Publish’ button on this website, but I’m finally here.
My name is Elke. I am a clumsy, short-haired, loud-laughtered enthusiast of anything cultural, literary, and art-ish. I live in the lovely city of Groningen in the Netherlands, where I also have a job as an English teacher at a secondary school.
Some time ago, I was asked to do a lecture on one of my favourite books. It was such a success, that I have done several lectures there. It also led to the decision to start this blog, as it will form a portfolio of the things I’ve talked and written about. Let’s hope it will lead to more public appearances, workshops, and lectures.
Let’s hope you’ll have as much fun reading my posts as I have writing them!