For the seventh time, we bring outstanding narrative voices and topical debates to the stages of the Ruhr region for you. This year's guests include, among many others: Matthias Brandt, Sophia Burtscher, Deborah Feldman, Rufus Beck, Dinçer Güçyeter, Judith Hermann, Florian Illies, Tijan Sila, Micky Beisenherz, Maria Schrader, Judith Schalansky,

Cordula Stratmann, Bjarne Mädel, Terézia Mora, Martin Suter and Daniel Kehlmann. At lit.kid.RUHR, guests include Rufus Beck, Clari Correa da Silva, Max Mutzke, Ingo Siegner and André Marx. For school classes, there is an extensive free offer as part of the KlasseBuch program.

Program & Tickets


lit kid.RUHR celebrates reading! And celebrating with it Rufus Beck and Harry Potter, Ingo Siegner and the little dragon Kokosnuss, Die drei ???, Max Mutzke, Clari Corrêa da Silva and many more! In 33 events over five days for school classes and families, everything revolves around books, important topics, exciting stories and enchanting reading experiences. And the stage belongs to children and young people themselves, when great events on our projects #lassmalesen and #lassmaschreiben are on the program. We are looking forward to a joint literature festival!

Alles über die lit.kid.RUHR


For years now, the lit.RUHR has been actively working to enable persons with disabilities to participate. There is a wide range of barriers that prevent people with disabilities from participating normally in cultural events. In its efforts to change this, the lit.RUHR offers multiple fully-accessible and improved-access events every year.

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All the titles for our festivals. In our festival bookstore.

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