Mirthe Berentsen

Writer, Text & Cultural Affairs

Mirthe Berentsen is a writer, journalist and cultural policy advisor; having worked in publishing in India and The Netherlands and as a cultural policy officer at the Dutch embassy in Berlin. Her experience in politics, art and literature, has shaped her writing for her new book “Stories from Kings County Hospital” – a carefully composed play made out of a fragmentary collection of stories, poems, pictures and observations. Mirthe will present her book at BedTalks Berlin, covering a wide range of topics: from madness and gender to the limitations of care, the inevitability of death and the power of language.