This year Schiedam is proudly hosting the Reve Revue, a literary festival that takes place from the 27th of October until the 4th of November. The festival revolves around the famous and eccentric Dutch writer and poet Gerard Reve. Reve, together with Mulisch and Hermans, is seen as one of the three great post-war writers. For more than 15 years Reve stayed with his boyfriend Joop Schafthuizen in Schiedam. Although it has been 25 years since he left Schiedam, when his name comes up people still seem to cherish memories of him.
During Fotofestival Schiedam we will exclusively show a sneak preview of the Reve Revu that consists of an exhibition at the Korenbeurs, the most beautiful and green library of the Netherlands. Photographers Vincent Mentzel and Klaas Koppe have assembled an overview of their work which portrays the life of Gerard Reve and his connection with the city of Schiedam.