Literature as a European mother tongue: In our series “One is a CROWD”, we introduce you to authors from all over Europe who were involved in the CROWD Omnibus Reading Tour, taking place from May to July 2016, featuring 100 authors who traveled 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 Maria Cecilia Barbetta! Continue reading One is a CROWD – Maria Cecilia Barbetta
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.
Cristian Forte came to Berlin in 2009, having left Argentina that same year. Why is this important? Because Cristian is the kind of poet that is very sensitive to his surroundings and the places he performs his poetry. This turns every one of his pieces into a political question, too. Continue reading Cristian Forte: Throw the pen – Poetic performances
This Sunday in Berlin a team of authors is creating a participatory environment to mirror today’s interconnected society based on technology which pervade our everyday lives. The text becomes a ghost, and everybody an author. Continue reading Cloudpoesie (GER): Poetry for an interconnected society
SJ Fowler talks about “The Enemies project”.
“hochroth publishers Europe- a pilot project in the alternative publishing scene”
Martin Jankowski from the Berliner Literarische Aktion e.V. explains their projects involving literary and theatre workshops in prisons.
Jennifer Bode talks about ‘U30 – Neue Literatur für Berlin’ (U30 – New Literature for Berlin).
Excerpts from Nora Theiss’s presentation. She’s part of our Austrian partner of the CROWD, the FORUM STADTPARK.