Charlie Roucha

December 14, 8:30am - 10:00am CET. Hosted at NewWerktheater

part of a series on Tradition

About the speaker

Charlie Roucha (1992) is the founder of the online community Lees een Boek (Read a Book). Lees een Boek celebrates great books and the authors who wrote them. The community connects with its followers by their shared love for literature.

As a child, Charlie was read to every night by her mother. But when she was three years old, she didn’t want to wait for bedtime anymore so she taught herself to read. Not because she was some kind of wonderchild, but simply because she was extremely impatient. She wanted to read, always and everywhere and to this day she still does.

Charlie finished her Bachelor Journalism and Creative Writing at the Hogeschool van Amsterdam in 2016. She wrote for,, PARK Magazine, She wrote and worked for the cultural radio program VPRO Nooit Meer Slapen and read her own work at the literair event called Notes of a Dirty Old Man a number of times.

Besides running Lees een Boek, she works as a Social Media and Marketing Specialist at My Bookstore Amsterdam. She writes a monthly personal essay for, is a freelance copywriter, blogger and social media consultant.

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