Even though the frame stays the same, the Sommerfest is different every year, not only because of possible extreme weather conditions but especially because the program depends on the fellows who live and work at Solitude during that time. This year's Sommerfest includes exhibitions, video installations, performances, readings and open studios with fellows from Germany, France, Hong Kong, Canada, Palestine, Romania, Tschad, Hungary and the USA.
In conjunction with Leipzig liest a reading with the New Zealand poet Alice Miller will take place at 5 pm at Halle 14 on March 25, 2017.
In her debut Halb Taube halb Pfau (half pigeon half peacock) Maren Kames developes a proper language and sound scenery with an incredible knock-on effect. She is the first fellow in cooperation with Literaturhaus Stuttgart. Reading and exhibition are the result of her three-month stay at Akademie Schloss Solitude.
Márió Z. Nemes presents his book Puschkins Brüste, which was published in 2016 by Edition Solitude. Orsolya Kalász will read the German translation.
In cooperation with Ungarisches Kulturinstitut Stuttgart.
From January 19 until March 5, 2017 the works of the fellows Kostis Velonis, Georges Senga Assani and Jelena Vesić can be seen at Akademie Schloss Solitude.
Angelina Polonskaja will read extracts of her novella cycle Grönland that was published in Edition Solitude in 2016.
The reading takes place in conjunction with the latest main topic of Akademie Schloss Solitude »Biographies and the Production of Space«.
On Thursday, October 1, 2015, the festival Wordrrrun / Rečotrrrč starts with numerous events including discussions, workshops, performances, performative readings, picnics, music programs and parties in Belgrade’s various open and closed spaces.
On Tuesday, September 29, 2015, at 8 p.m. Solitude fellow Marianne Zückler will read from her first novel Der Blanke Hans und seine Frauen, which was published in early 2015 by Husum.
Akademie Schloss Solitude celebrates its 25 year anniversary in Berlin/Germany. On this occasion the newest publication Solitdue Atlas will be presented at Literarisches Colloquium Berlin. Rasha Abbas, Martin Beck, Barbara Bongartz, Vanessa Emde, Franziska Gerstenberg, Jürgen Große, Philipp Kleinmichel, Anne Köhler, Anna Langhoff, Alexej Schipenko, Dirk Schulte, Gerhild Steinbuch, Anja Tuckermann, Anna Maria Volkland, Michael Wildenhain, and Tod Wodicka will read from Solitude Atlas.
On Thursday, July 9, 2015, at 8 p.m. Dominic Otiang'a will read from his novel Der Deutsche Traum, which was published by Edition Solitude in early 2015.
On Tuesday, May 12, 2015, 8 p.m., the Indian writer Amandeep Sandhu will read from his novels and talk with Tomislav Medak about industrialization, the health care system in India and the Sikh Community.