lit.RUHR 2018

The 2nd edition of the lit.RUHR literary festival takes place October 9-14, 2018. The entire program will be published on August 29, 2018, and advance ticket sales begin that same day.

Tickets are already available for two of the program highlights: On October 9, 2018, Joschka Fischer will open the festival at Zeche Zollverein with the presentation of his book “The Decline of the West”. And on October 14, 2018, Frank Schätzing will present his thriller “The Tyranny of the Butterfly” in a large multimedia production at the Lichtburg cinema.

Tickets are available now.

lit.RUHR – Gala 2018

On Wednesday, October 10, 2018, at 7:30 p.m., the great lit.RUHR Gala will take place at Philharmonie Essen.

Katharina, Anna and Nellie Thalbach, Funny van Dannen, Frank Chastenier, Thomas Quasthoff and Knut Elstermann explore family ties – or are they shackles? Does family provide a refuge, a source of strength and meaning to your life? Or is it a curse imposed on you at birth through no fault of your own? You didn’t choose to bring all these people into your life but you have no choice but to throw parties and run errands for them. See the full program text here



The program for the Class-Act Book readings at the 2nd lit.RUHR is now online (German only).

You can register now for the free events via a form at this

We would love to welcome you and your pupils in Essen, Oberhausen, Mülheim an der Ruhr, Gelsenkirchen and/or Bochum.

Poster download