Sunday evening ended our international literature festival. The second time the lit.RUHR attracted around 25,000 visitors to the 78 events, which corresponds to a utilization of 78 percent. 6,000 listeners attended the Klasse-Buch program for grades 1 to 10.
The lit.RUHR is funded by the Alfried Krupp von Bohlen and Halbach Foundation, the Brost Foundation, the innogy Foundation for Energy and Society, the RAG Foundation, the Mercator Foundation and Evonik Industries. The supporters also include Stiftung Zollverein, Sparkasse Essen, Lueg, Stauder, Messe Essen and the Essener Lesebündnis. Cooperation partners are the Cultural Department and the Cultural Office of the City of Essen and Aktion Mensch. The bookstore partner is Thalia, the hotel partner is the Sheraton Essen Hotel. Media partners are the Funke Mediengruppe and WDR5.
Next year the lit.RUHR takes place from 8.10. until 13.10.2019.