Tineke was among the guest writers at the 2012 Big Sky Readers and Writers Festival in Geraldton, Western Australia. The Festival, organised by the City of Geraldton Regional Library ran from 14 to 16 September. Tineke facilitated a poetry performance workshop for young people, a session on self-publishing and the well attended highlight even for this year's Festival, Poetry by the Sea.
'The poetry readings by Tineke were the most beautifully delivered poetry I have ever heard,' says someone who attended the festival. 'She spoke in languages foreign to me, but the passion in which they were spoken evoked such emotion that it transported me, I hung off every word.'