From Territory to Poetry – At the UNESCO- World Poetry Day
With Juri Andruchówytsch/Ukraine, Aleš Šteger/Slowenia, Matthew Sweeney/Ireland, Paulo Teixeira/Portugal, Anja Utler/Germany (currently a fellow at Akademie Schloss Solitude), Rosanna Warren, Ellen Maria Gorrissen Fellow/ USA
Introduction by Dr. Roland Bernecker Secretary General of the German UNESCO-Kommission
Moderation by Knut Elstermann, journalist, Berlin
Poems want to be heard. They remain incomplete without sound and rhythm. They do not only live on paper, in data files or in the reader’s head, but live equally through the voice of the author, the ear of the audience. Therefore the World Poetry Day of the UNESCO – initiated in 2000 – not only affirms the significance of poetry and the plurality of the cultural asset language, but also the importance of oral traditions. Together with partner institutions, the Literaturwerkstatt Berlin annually invites poets who have spent longer stays in Germany as fellows. In 2006 the fellows are from six different countries and read their short chronicles of the world and time. An opportunity for a world poetry review.
Location: Stiftung „Brandenburger Tor“, Max Liebermann Haus, Pariser Platz 7, 10117 Berlin.
Please make reservations at Tel. 030. 22 63 30 30
A cooperation of Literaturwerkstatt Berlin and the Stiftung „Brandenburger Tor“ with the Akademie Schloss Solitude, the American Academy in Berlin, the Berliner Künstlerprogramm of the DAAD and the German UNESCO-Kommission e.V.
Under the auspices of the German UNESCO-Kommission e.V.