Travel log. Dedicated to Sven.

Julia Schiefer is reporting on the OMNIBUS Reading Tour – without actually partaking personally, of course! A blog somewhere between fiction and reality: she will be taking us on her own Hop-On Hop-Off bus tour with real insights instead of the usual sightseeing! Her excursions – open to all – are designed for everyday life (but mostly out of range). If you look to your left, you may see a dog chewing on a skirt; to your right, a scooter transporting a bucket of water as a chariot carries a peacock off to a jolly good show… Continue reading Travel log. Dedicated to Sven.

Travel log. A word, an action, a token

Julia Schiefer is reporting on the OMNIBUS Reading Tour – without actually partaking personally, of course! A blog somewhere between fiction and reality: she will be taking us on her own Hop-On Hop-Off bus tour with real insights instead of the usual sightseeing! Her excursions – open to all – are designed for everyday life (but mostly out of range). If you look to your left, you may see a dog chewing on a skirt; to your right, a scooter transporting a bucket of water as a chariot carries a peacock off to a jolly good show…

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One is a CROWD – Rufus Mufasa

Literature as a European mother tongue: In our series “One is a CROWD”, we introduce you to authors from all over Europe who will be involved in the CROWD OMNIBUS Reading Tour, taking place from May to July 2016, featuring 100 authors who will be travelling through 15 European countries. We asked them questions about text production, reception and mediation. In case you were wondering what a literary activist from Wales looks like, meet Rufus Mufasa! (Photo © instagram.com/weldmeshut)

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Partners in Crime.

Traffic news for the bus.

A1 minor Location : The A1 southbound exit slip to the A1139 . Status : Currently Active. Return To Normal : Normal traffic conditions are expected between 08:45 and 09:00 on 13 May 2016. Reason : Congestion.
A14 minor Location : The A14 eastbound at junction J33 Cambridge. Status : Currently Active. Return To Normal : Normal traffic conditions are expected between 08:45 and 09:00 on 13 May 2016. Delay : There are currently delays of 10 minutes against expected traffic. Reason : Congestion.
 A69 minor Status : Currently Active. Time To Clear : The event is expected to clear between 09:30 and 09:45 on 13 May 2016. Location : The A14 westbound entry slip at junction J34 Fen Ditton . Return To Normal : Normal traffic conditions are expected between 09:30 and 09:45 on 13 May 2016. Lanes Closed : There are lane closures. Reason : Obstruction caused by a broken down Heavy Goods Vehicle.
E16 + E6 unclear Status: No reports lately. The event is expected to already have cleared up on 13 May 2016. Location: E16 and/or E6, unknown Bus is travelling on one of them. No delay: The traffic has been interrupted but is supposed to run smoothly again. Reason: An accident happened on a trial track of Google Inc. near the highway. A test of a self-driving car was conducted. Due to several reasons it ended in the car swerving into the main road, leaving the passenger hurt but still alive. The person testing the automated car was allegedly an author. Read more.
 M62  none  Status : Currently Active. Lane Closures : Lane three is closed. Time To Clear : The event is expected to clear between 10:00 and 10:15 on 13 May 2016. Location : The M62 westbound at junction J27 . Return To Normal : Normal traffic conditions are expected between 09:30 and 09:45 on 13 May 2016. Lanes Closed : There is one of three lanes closed. Reason : Road traffic collision.

One is a CROWD – Mikael Vogel

Literature as a European mother tongue: In our series “One is a CROWD”, we introduce you to authors from all over Europe who will be involved in the CROWD OMNIBUS Reading Tour, taking place from May to July 2016, featuring 100 authors who will be travelling through 15 European countries. We asked them questions about text production, reception and mediation. In case you were wondering what a literary activist from Berlin looks like, meet Mikael Vogel!

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Partners in Crime. Where art thou, Norway?

Hi folks, country musicians, fjord walkers, cloud gardeners and fellow participants, unexpected room-mates and folly colleagues in what can be called a collectivisation CROWD, hi to everyone on the road or not, and hi to the authors currently on the bus. Seemingly the authors disappeared for a little while, leaving only small traces of their journey. Listen to the silence of Norway.

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Partners in CROWD – hansa48

The CROWD is on the move – please make yourself at home!
While others may get by with a little help from their friends, the CROWD Omnibus Reading Tour would not be taking place at all without them. In this portrait series, we would like to introduce you to those who have allowed us to fill in the gaps on the map and bring the whole of Europe together in the name of literature. From May to August 2016, our associated partners will be hosts, havens, and potential life savers for over 100 authors as they snake their way through 15 different European countries and over 40 cities. We asked our partners to tell us about their work in their respective regions; their vision for the CROWD network, and the significance of literature for them both within and beyond Europe’s borders. This is what Nils Aulike  from hansa48 said
 (Photo ©: Linde Nadiani):

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In conversation with the authors. Norway

The second week (out of 12) of the OMNIBUS tour has started. The bus crawls up north to Tromsø covering big streches across Lapland before gradually falling back down again towards continental Europe. Please let me introduce the authors on tour once again, in a handy shake-around.

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