Read! Berlin 2016: The Literature Festival Starts Next Friday

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The Second Edition of Read! Berlin Will Happen From the 22th to the 29th of April

April 19th, 2016

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Read! Berlin, the Literature Festival, will have its second edition next week. With some exceptions, all the events will happen at the Galli Theater, and cost 8€ each. From the 25th to the 29th, there will always be a free-entrance Shared Reading event in the morning (at 11:00, with Thomas Böhm), and one in the afternoon (at 17:00, with Carsten Sommerfeldt). Apart from that, every day there will be different events, like book releases, debates, and literary walks.

The first event, on the 22th, at 19:30, will be a Conversation under the Refugees topic. In German and Arabic, it will have Rasha Abbas and Assaf Alassaf as guests. There will also be a moderator and a translator.

The second event, on the 23th, at 14:00, will be a walk with Thomas Böhm, at the Berliner Dom, who will explain about the Dada performance that happened there in 1918. Later that afternoon, at 19:00, the Galli Theater will host the book release of “Made in Germany”. Besides the premiere, there will be a talk between Jagoda Marinic, the author, and Christian Stahl. At 21:00, there will be a conversation with the author Owen Sheers (in English and German).

The third day of the festival, the 24th, will count with a debate at 11:00, with the author Michael Lüders; a literary walk at 14:00, with the author Helmut Kuhn, through the places that take place at his romance “Gehwegschäden”. Finally, at 17h, at the Galli Theater, there will be a philosophical discussion with Thomas Böhm.

On the 25th, at 14:00, there will be a free guided tour through the historical collections of the Central and Regional Library of Berlin. At 19:00, the Galli Theater will host a literary debate with Jörg Genau and Kristof Magnusson. At 21:00, there will be a reading session with Fristzi Haberlandt and Britta Jürgs.

On the 26th, at 14:00, there will be a literary walk with Wolfgang Feyerabend through the Berliner landscape of backyards and its stories. At 19:00, Ebru Taşdemir will receive the author Katharina Winkler for a talk on her work; and at 21:00, there will be a “Literary Sofa” with the author Linda Rachel Sabiers and Christian Stahl.

On the 27th, at 14:00, literary walk with Helmut Kuhn will take place through the places mentioned in the novel “Blood Brothers”, by Ernst Haffner. At 20:00, there will be a literary and political discussion about Egypt, with Annika Reich, Ihab Kassem, Dina El-Sharnouby and Frank Alva Buecheler (in German, English and Arabic, with a translator).

On the 28th, at 14:00, there will be a literary walk with Hermut Kuhn, through the places mentioned in the memoir of Samson “Cioma” Schönhaus. At 19:00, there will be an economic talk with Stefan Mekiffer and Philip Grassmann; and at 21:00, a “Poetry Night” will happen, in the company of Monika Rinck and Hendrik Jackson.

The last day, the 29th, will count with a literary walk at 14:00, with Ulrich Gutmair; a literary conversation with the author Kiran Nagarkar, at 20:00; and a party, at 22:00, with the DJ Ipek feat. Ceyhun Kaya SoSo.

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