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Born at The Hague in The Netherlands I followed highschool at Sacré Coeur. From 1959-1960 I studied in Meadville PA USA with an AFS scholarship. And guess what, the FBI asked me to apply. However, I returned home and started my first job at the American Embassy in The Hague. I married a medical doctor and we have three daughters. Anno 2019 we have eleven grandchildren as well. For almost 20 years I owned my own business Art Poetry & Design and I worked with many wellknown artists and poets in commissioned projects. I wrote books, poetry, organized art exhibitions, gave lectures, travelled the world and presented many events. In 2001 I was a member of the first governmental Female Trademission in Berlin. Next to this I was a member of several Boards and worked as a volunteer.
In 1991 I was the 'founding mother' of the Peter van Tilburg Foundation, to honor my father. Since 2006 this organisation has a more international name: Talent Foundation PvT.
Family, friends and contacts worldwide
Your family is your sanctuary is a statement I cherish.
I like to include my friends and contacts in this.Being hearing impairedit’s a treasure to be able to stay in touch with everyone of them through What’s app, LinkedIn, Facebook and WordFeud.
After retirement new challenges came along. I wrote several books among them a children's book. It was the starting point for The Story Hat, a performance for children in schools, children’s hospitals and homes for the elderly. Performing for a.combination of people with dementia and toddlers turned out to be worthwhile for both groups. During the world exhibition the Floriade (2012) I gave many performances for school classes and tourists.
The Story Hat has been published in Dutch, English and German.
Another literary challenge was a radio and television programm for hospital broadcasting in and around Eindhoven, by the name of From poetry to album of verses. More than fifty poets were interviewed. This resulted in a book and CD’s and DVD’s of every recording. These archives were handed over to the National Literature Museum at The Hague in October 2018. The third challenge was the invitation to start writing columns for the weekly newspaper FORUM. During two years I wrote 101 columns which were bundled in the book Bright Spots (Lichtpuntjes) in 2018. A selection of three columns are to be found on this website. Today I focus on my study of cultural sciences, on writing poetry, and on enjoying the beauty of life with my husband, family and friends.
1985 Vrouwen van glas, verhalen (Uitg.Hans Elzenga)
1986 Poëzieaktief, Poetryactive (Uitg. Nashua)
vanaf 1988 14 mini-dichtbundeltjes
1991 Zorgzaamheid, met Jan Eijkelboom, Hermine de Graaf en Nico Liedorp (Uitg. Kempen Pers)
1996-2009 Greve Eindhoven, eindejaarsgedichten
1998 Met z’n allen tegen één, All against one (Uitg. poetrYvonne)
2002 Een handvol vlinders dagkalender (Uitg. poetrYvonne)
2005 Een beetje kleur (Nl, En en Chinees) (Uitg. Lannoo)
2005 A touch of color/ 英文诗 (Uitg. poetrYvonne)
2006 Peter v.Tilburg, koopman Benoordenhout (Uitg. Couvée)
2009 Leaving traces, Pictures and Poems - by Lyle Jones and Yvonne Mulder
2010 Het laatste woord, foto’s en gedichten
2010 Harvest time, the seasons of life - by Lyle Jones and Yvonne Mulder
2011 (Eigen)wijze woorden van 1 tot 70
2012 De Verhalenhoed, The Story Hat, Ein Hut voll Geschichten, kinderboek t.g.v. de Floriade (Uitg. poetrYvonne)
2014 ‘Zwerfboek’ Van poëzie tot poesiealbum (Uitg. poetrYvonne)
2015 Kom bij mij maar geen gedichten eten – foto’s en gedichten (Uitg. poetrYvonne)
Poetry for chewing, not eating - pictures and poems
2017 Lichtpuntjes – beelden en columns (Uitg. Aquazz)