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Joachim Meyerhoff gehört zu den profiliertesten Schauspielern Deutschlands, spielt im Ensemble der renommierten Schaubühne Berlin – und er ist ein begnadeter Autor, der sich mit seinen Romanen in die Herzen der Leser:innen schrieb. Ob er vom Austauschjahr in Laramie, USA, erzählt (»Alle Toten fliegen hoch: Amerika«), vom Aufwachsen auf dem Gelände einer psychiatrischen Klinik (»Wann wird es endlich wieder so, wie es nie war«), von den Widrigkeiten der Schauspielausbildung (»Ach, diese Lücke, diese entsetzliche Lücke«), von den Irrungen, Wirrungen und Glücksmomenten der Liebe (»Die Zweisamkeit der Einzelgänge… This text was shortened for this overview. Follow the more-link to read the full text.

More information about the event Eröffnung! Es geht weiter. Neue Texte. Mit Joachim Meyerhoff

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  • Date: Wed. 19 October 2022
  • Time: 19:30
  • Location: Lichtburg Essen
  • Accessibility
    • Wheelchair friendly + WC Available

On February 24, 1848, Paris had its third revolution since 1789. The monarchy was overthrown, the republic was proclaimed, and the revolutionary spark finally jumped across the Rhine. Democracy raised its head in Germany for the first time: direct general elections, a republic, a liberal constitution, fundamental rights, separation of powers, and social equity. It was the beginning of the struggle for the values that we take for granted today as the foundation of our communal life. In “The Flame of Freedom”, former Fischer Verlag publisher Jörg Bong – also a best-selling author under his pen name J… This text was shortened for this overview. Follow the more-link to read the full text.

More information about the event The Flame of Freedom – with Jörg Bong and Katja Riemann

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  • Date: Thu. 20 October 2022
  • Time: 18:00
  • Location: Halle 12, UNESCO-Welterbe Zollverein
  • Accessibility
    • Wheelchair friendly + WC Available

Carmen Korn masterfully brings the past to life in her novels. In “Between Today and Tomorrow”, the continuation of her “Three Cities” saga, the successful author (“trilogy of the century”) ushers in a new decade in Cologne, Hamburg and San Remo. The 1960s promise a new chapter of well-being and joie de vivre – but new eras always bring upheaval and partings, too. In San Remo, Gianni is looking after his friend, Pips, the former pianist at his jazz club, who must face up to dark events in his past. Gerda and Heinrich’s gallery in Cologne is flourishing. Their daughter Ursula is expecting a baby in Hamburg… This text was shortened for this overview. Follow the more-link to read the full text.

More information about the event Youth Revolts and the Swinging Sixties – with Carmen Korn

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  • Date: Thu. 20 October 2022
  • Time: 19:00
  • Location: Salzlager, UNESCO-Welterbe Zollverein
  • Accessibility
    • Sign language Available

The connections revealed by the artistic text project “Filamentous Magic Carpets” are diverse, enigmatic, cheerful and challenging to interpret. References to the nature of human beings, links between periods of time in the past and future, correspondences between words and texts. “Filamentous Magic Carpets” are artistic symbols, living vehicles, flying carpets, whose threadlike structures create analogies, reveal relationships and teach us to see. Author and dramatist Enis Maci is the driving force behind the project and the publication of the same name. Born in 1993 in Gelsenkirchen, she has won… This text was shortened for this overview. Follow the more-link to read the full text.

More information about the event Filamentous Magic Carpets – with Enis Maci, Marius Goldhorn, Mazlum Nergiz and Pascal Richmann

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  • Date: Thu. 20 October 2022
  • Time: 19:00
  • Location: Halle 6, UNESCO-Welterbe Zollverein
  • Accessibility
    • Wheelchair friendly + WC Available

Best-selling author Tupoka Ogette (“exit RACISM”) is THE German anti-racism trainer. Her books – most recently It’s Your Turn and Ein rassismuskritisches Alphabet [An Anti-Racist Alphabet] – offer specific, pragmatic suggestions for living an anti-racist life. We have all been socialized to be racist. Racism is present in every area of our lives and our society. But we haven’t learned to recognize it, let alone speak about it. Anti-racism is not merely a trend or a phase. Anti-racist thinking and living provide an opportunity to design and change our society and create a fairer world for all of us. “Tup… This text was shortened for this overview. Follow the more-link to read the full text.

More information about the event Over to You. Living as an Anti-Racist – Tupoka Ogette

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  • Date: Thu. 20 October 2022
  • Time: 19:30
  • Location: Theater Oberhausen
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    • Wheelchair friendly + WC Available

In the face of million-dollar transfers, clubs owned by hedge funds and a World Cup in Qatar, it seems as if soccer has gone off the rails. Fans are annoyed by the skyrocketing pay TV fees and the fact that only one team can now win the German Bundesliga. At the same time, soccer is really flourishing. In his book, “At Any Price”, Christoph Biermann investigates “the true story of modern soccer, from 1992 to today”. He explains what’s gone incredibly well, what was completely wrong, and how we might proceed from here. Questions that the great Ruhr region author Frank Goosen also grapples with – not onl… This text was shortened for this overview. Follow the more-link to read the full text.

More information about the event The Highlights and Lowlights of Modern Soccer– with Christoph Biermann, Frank Goosen and Axel Hefer

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  • Date: Thu. 20 October 2022
  • Time: 19:30
  • Location: KAUE Gelsenkirchen
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    • Sign language Available
    • Wheelchair friendly + WC Available

“My grandmother fell out with everyone twice. The first time was when they wanted to forget the horrors of the Nazi regime too quickly. And the second was when they didn’t want to accept the environmental catastrophes”, writes climate activist Luisa Neubauer. Dagmar Reemtsma’s father was murdered in a concentration camp. She married young and found out too late that her father-in-law from her new family, the Reemtsmas, was an accomplice of the Nazi dictatorship. Her granddaughter, Luisa Neubauer, came to understand that the country she was growing up in was failing to protect her generation from th… This text was shortened for this overview. Follow the more-link to read the full text.

More information about the event Book Launch: Against Powerlessness – with Luisa Neubauer

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  • Date: Thu. 20 October 2022
  • Time: 20:00
  • Location: Halle 5, UNESCO-Welterbe Zollverein
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    • Wheelchair friendly + WC Available

No love without sunshine, no thriller without fog, no drama without rain, no tragedy without a storm – weather is a highly symbolic ingredient in literature. It affects protagonists, describes the mental state of characters in novels, influences plots, helps to visualize scenes and provides rhythm and timing. “The storm continues”, says Shakespeare, sending King Lear into an endless dramatic tempest. Sherlock Holmes catches murderers in the mists of the British moors. And who’s that nanny who arrives on an easterly wind? Who lies in the Swedish sun and lets their mind wander? Literature is an utterly… This text was shortened for this overview. Follow the more-link to read the full text.

More information about the event And now the weather! Anneke Kim Sarnau, Martin Wuttke and Jörg Thadeusz on the trail of meteorological events in literature

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  • Date: Thu. 20 October 2022
  • Time: 20:00
  • Location: Schauspielhaus Bochum
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    • Wheelchair friendly + WC Available
    • Induction loop only at the balcony Available

Album, promotion, tour. The dynamics of the music business dictated Judith Holofernes’ life for nearly two decades. With her band Wir sind Helden and her solo project, she became one of the most influential voices of her generation. Her autobiography, “Other People’s Dreams”, looks back at her years of success, at crises, dreams and a landmark decision. She writes about juggling her roles as mother and lead singer, about the public perception of her own body, about growing up with her lesbian mother, about the deep clefts in her life, the doubt and the pain. Holofernes writes clearly, tenderl… This text was shortened for this overview. Follow the more-link to read the full text.

More information about the event Other People’s Dreams – with Judith Holofernes and Edin Hasanovic

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  • Date: Thu. 20 October 2022
  • Time: 21:00
  • Location: Halle 12, UNESCO-Welterbe Zollverein
  • Accessibility
    • Wheelchair friendly + WC Available

Tom Monderath meets his half-brother Henk quite by chance. Their father, Konrad, has already been dead for many years, but Henk wants to know more about him. When more half-siblings come forward, it gets too much for Tom. However, Henk and Tom’s girlfriend uncover Konrad’s past. Barely an adult, he fought in the war and was held captive by the Americans before coming to Heidelberg in the late 1940s. There he fell in love with Greta, not knowing that a secret from the Third Reich would haunt their joint family for a lifetime. “Stay Away from Gretchen” was a brilliant debut for Susanne Abel. “Magnif… This text was shortened for this overview. Follow the more-link to read the full text.

More information about the event Gretchen’s Family of Origin - With Susanne Abel and Vera Teltz

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  • Date: Fri. 21 October 2022
  • Time: 18:00
  • Location: Halle 5, UNESCO-Welterbe Zollverein
  • Accessibility
    • Wheelchair friendly + WC Available

“Please note that I don’t want a car with noticeable curves, like the Volkswagen. Something like the Ford Cortina with its long, flat surfaces would be ideal.” That was Gustav Metzger’s insistent demand to the organizers of the Documenta exhibition in 1972, where he was planning a large-scale installation. Sigmar Polke turned down the same event with the words, “I’m too old – get yourself some young artists!” After all, where there’s creativity you’ll sometimes find ruffled feathers. And where’s there’s art, you’ll find such glorious turns of phrase. Claudia Michelsen and Fabian Hinrichs read the best and most whimsic… This text was shortened for this overview. Follow the more-link to read the full text.

More information about the event “I’m too old – get yourself some young artists!” Claudia Michelsen, Fabian Hinrichs and Knut Elstermann Present the Beauty of Artists’ Correspondence

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  • Date: Fri. 21 October 2022
  • Time: 19:00
  • Location: Museum Folkwang, Karl Ernst Osthaus-Saal
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    • Sign language Available
    • Wheelchair friendly + WC Available

For decades, the Ruhr region was defined by coal mining. Then it all came to an end in 2018. But the current energy crisis, triggered by the lack of gas from Russia, has caused considerable uncertainty among private consumers and industry. Even sources of energy that had been written off are now being discussed again and eyed as possible alternatives. Coal power plants are being restarted and nuclear plants may stay in operation for longer. How can we safeguard our energy supplies? And which paths should we take now to create a reliable supply that is sustainable and climate-friendly? A… This text was shortened for this overview. Follow the more-link to read the full text.

More information about the event After Coal!? A Discussion about Energy, Climate and Supply Reliability

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  • Date: Fri. 21 October 2022
  • Time: 19:00
  • Location: Halle 6, UNESCO-Welterbe Zollverein
  • Accessibility
    • Sign language Available

“Sander, you have to go to the West”. Thus begins the (fictitious) journey of Schwerin-born author Gregor Sander from East Berlin to Gelsenkirchen. There, he joins Gabi and her boyfriend Ömer in an old miner’s cottage. The era of mines, coking plants and steelworks may be over, but its legacy lives on in the region. On his journey of discovery, Sander comes across old spoil heaps and new sculptures of Lenin, goes for a beer with unemployed miners, meets Schalke fans and factory workers. In “Lenin in Schalke”, Gregor Sander takes an affectionate, humorously serious look at a city that tops the league of … This text was shortened for this overview. Follow the more-link to read the full text.

More information about the event “News from the Region” Gregor Sander looks for the East in the West

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  • Date: Fri. 21 October 2022
  • Time: 19:30
  • Location: Literaturhaus Oberhausen / Gdanska Theater
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How fair is it for a soccer player to earn millions, while a cleaner doesn’t make enough to live on? And that people don’t all have the same access to clean water? Such questions of fairness are a recurring theme in the life of former soccer pro Neven Subotić. In the 1990s, Subotić fled former Yugoslavia with his parents. At the age of seventeen he came to Germany to play professional soccer. He won the championship with Borussia Dortmund and was considered one of the best defenders in the league. Then came wild nights, fast cars, a huge house with a jacuzzi. But at the pinnacle of his caree… This text was shortened for this overview. Follow the more-link to read the full text.

More information about the event Soccer and the Question of Fairness – with Neven Subotić

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  • Date: Fri. 21 October 2022
  • Time: 20:00
  • Location: Salzlager, UNESCO-Welterbe Zollverein
  • Accessibility
    • Wheelchair friendly + WC Available

Christiane Hoffmann, the German government’s deputy spokesperson, documents an impressive search for clues in “Everything We Don’t Remember. On Foot on My Father’s Escape Route”. She walked the route her father took to flee the Red Army in the winter of 1945. Her literary record of the journey was celebrated by the press (“An impressive book”, Die Zeit) and became a best seller. Harald Jähner caused a stir with his well-respected study about the mentality of the post-war years, “Aftermath: Life in the Fallout of the Third Reich”. Now he’s written a new book about the years between the wars (“Exhilaration: The … This text was shortened for this overview. Follow the more-link to read the full text.

More information about the event Everything We Don’t Remember. Christiane Hoffmann meets Harald Jähner

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  • Date: Fri. 21 October 2022
  • Time: 20:00
  • Location: Halle 12, UNESCO-Welterbe Zollverein
  • Accessibility
    • Wheelchair friendly + WC Available

“German literature has never seen anything like it”, says Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung about Austrian author Wolf Haas. He has been releasing books in the unique crime series featuring detective Simon Brenner since 1996. Brenner’s new case is called “Rubbish”. Strict order prevails at one of Vienna’s refuse collection centers – until one day a human knee is found in the bulky waste container. Other body parts soon turn up – and to the great distress of the center’s staff, none of them have been disposed of correctly. Only the heart of the dismembered corpse is nowhere to be found, leaving investigators baf… This text was shortened for this overview. Follow the more-link to read the full text.

More information about the event Dead Body Parts and How to Sort your Trash – with Wolf Haas

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  • Date: Fri. 21 October 2022
  • Time: 21:00
  • Location: Halle 5, UNESCO-Welterbe Zollverein
  • Accessibility
    • Wheelchair friendly + WC Available

Two brothers, not biological ones, but “blood brothers”, connected by an oath they took during the Polish underground struggle against the Communist regime, go their separate ways once the regime collapses. One of them, Mateusz, climbs the highest rungs of the political ladder, becoming prime minister of Poland. The other, Adam, pursues a career in the European Commission after Poland joins the EU. He’s responsible for enlargement policy in Brussels. The friendship breaks down over the question of Albania’s potential EU membership, giving way to irreconcilable hostility that is escalated by politic… This text was shortened for this overview. Follow the more-link to read the full text.

More information about the event Robert Menasse – Enlargement

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  • Date: Sat. 22 October 2022
  • Time: 18:00
  • Location: Halle 5, UNESCO-Welterbe Zollverein
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    • Wheelchair friendly + WC Available

In his successful interview podcast, Hotel Matze, Matze Hielscher talks to his guests about what drives and inspires them. He wants to know why they do what they do – and what he can learn from them. His approach is always to take on new perspectives and to understand people – those “damn complicated beings” – better. Hielscher’s book, “Akademie meines Lebens” [The Academy of My Life], contains the best insights from his podcast conversations. With Mariana Leky he has someone new to talk to. On the heels of her best-selling novel, “What You Can See From Here”, comes a collection of literary columns, “Sorrow of… This text was shortened for this overview. Follow the more-link to read the full text.

More information about the event What we Can Learn from Each Other. Matze Hielscher meets Mariana Leky

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  • Date: Sat. 22 October 2022
  • Time: 18:00
  • Location: Salzlager, UNESCO-Welterbe Zollverein
  • Accessibility
    • Wheelchair friendly + WC Available

“The Mines of Falun” tells the oft-adapted saga of the sailor-turned-reluctant miner Elis Fröbom and his bride Ella. This story of a love with a tragic end has often been told in literature, including by Hugo von Hofmannsthal and Johann Peter Hebel. The tales of the literary outsider E.T.A. Hoffmann, who has his roots deep in the romance genre, reveal fantastical worlds in a unique, unfathomable interpretation of the material. His “Mines of Falun” resembles a nighttime journey through a loss of reality, and a final awakening in eternal love. This version is presented as a congenial collage of words an… This text was shortened for this overview. Follow the more-link to read the full text.

More information about the event The Mines of Falun – with Matthias Brandt and Jens Thomas

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  • Date: Sat. 22 October 2022
  • Time: 19:00
  • Location: Halle 12, UNESCO-Welterbe Zollverein
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    • Wheelchair friendly + WC Available

Three writers-in-residence take a literary look at the Ruhr region. Now in its sixth year, the Ruhr writer-in-residence program is firmly established in the region and the literary landscape. The Brost Foundation invites high-profile authors to live and work in Mühlheim an der Ruhr for six months, to discover and write about the cities of the Ruhr area, looking for special writing projects and stories worth telling. Award-winning author Raphaela Edelbauer (“The Fluid Land”, “Dave”) returns to talk about her experience. Her successor, historian and novelist Per Leo (“Flood and Soil”, “Tears Without Grief”… This text was shortened for this overview. Follow the more-link to read the full text.

More information about the event Write the Ruhr Region! Raphaela Edelbauer, Per Leo and Ingo Schulze as Writers-in-Residence of the Ruhr Area

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  • Date: Sat. 22 October 2022
  • Time: 19:00
  • Location: Halle 6, UNESCO-Welterbe Zollverein
  • Accessibility
    • Sign language Available

Well-known authors such as Ralf Rothmann, Max von der Grün and Heinrich Böll are not the only ones to portray the world of the Ruhr Valley and its coal-mining heritage. There are even many impressive first-hand accounts from miners and their families, who describe daily life in the coal mines and workers’ housing estates, capturing experiences that are both formative and unique. This is also reflected in the great range of expressions such as “Pannschüppe” [a kind of shovel], “usselig” [uncomfortable] and “Kawenzmann” [a large man or a big chunk of rock], which immediately conjure up the world of the min… This text was shortened for this overview. Follow the more-link to read the full text.

More information about the event We miners’ children – a literary evening about life between colliery and community. With Esther Schweins, Mark Waschke and Thomas Böhm

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  • Date: Sat. 22 October 2022
  • Time: 21:00
  • Location: Halle 5, UNESCO-Welterbe Zollverein
  • Accessibility
    • Wheelchair friendly + WC Available

“The best kind of time travel I’ve ever undertaken”, says Margarete Stokowski about Theresia Enzensberger’s new novel. Yada grows up as a citizen of a floating city in the Baltic Sea. Her father, a libertarian tech entrepreneur, designed the sea city as a place of safety while the rest of the world sinks in chaos. In the years since it was founded, it has lost its shine; its mirrored surfaces are now overgrown with algae and moss. Yada’s father fears that she might share the fate of her mother, who suffered a mysterious disease before her death. And one day Yada makes a discovery that makes everythin… This text was shortened for this overview. Follow the more-link to read the full text.

More information about the event Utopia and Literary Hope – with Theresia Enzensberger, Tilo Jung and Wolfgang M. Schmitt

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  • Date: Sat. 22 October 2022
  • Time: 21:00
  • Location: Salzlager, UNESCO-Welterbe Zollverein
  • Accessibility
    • Wheelchair friendly + WC Available

“Isidor” is the title of Shelly Kupferberg’s new novel, in which she pieces together the story of her great-great-uncle Isidor, a Galician Jew who rose from impoverished beginnings to the highest circles of Vienna. After consulting the archives and searching for family lore, the author asks herself one question: “What’s left of a person when nothing remains?” Shelly Kupferberg meets historian and author Per Leo, whose hit novel, “Flood and Soil”, also deals with his own family history on the side of the perpetrator. In his essay, “Tears without Grief”, he reflects on how best to handle the crimes of the Third… This text was shortened for this overview. Follow the more-link to read the full text.

More information about the event What’s Left of a Person when Nothing Remains? Shelly Kupferberg and Per Leo look back at the past

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  • Date: Sun. 23 October 2022
  • Time: 11:00
  • Location: Halle 6, UNESCO-Welterbe Zollverein
  • Accessibility
    • Wheelchair friendly + WC Available

“After six months of Covid I was utterly bored by discussions about incidence rates, measures and how to behave, and I really missed having good conversations about fundamental issues, in a nutshell: #AndWhyAreYouHere. So I set off to meet people at special places, abandoned at that time, and to talk with them about being human”. That's how actor and director Annette Frier describes the idea for her film project, “Twenty Questions after 2020”. An extraordinary interview documentary that she created together with producer Dietlinde Stroh. Twenty questions about life’s big topics for 20 friends and conte… This text was shortened for this overview. Follow the more-link to read the full text.

More information about the event Movie Premiere: Twenty Questions after 2020 #AndWhyAreYouHere – by and with Annette Frier and her Guests Dunja Hayali, Cordula Stratmann, Edin Hasanovic and Eko Fresh

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  • Date: Sun. 23 October 2022
  • Time: 11:00
  • Location: Lichtburg Essen
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    • Sign language Available
    • Wheelchair friendly + WC Available

Cornelia Funke schenkte uns einige der erfolgreichsten Bücher der letzten Jahre. »Tintenherz«, »Herr der Diebe«, »Die Wilden Hühner«, »Drachenreiter« bewegen und prägen Millionen von Leser:innen in Deutschland und auf der ganzen Welt. Nun erscheint mit Ein Engel in der Nacht ein neues Buch aus ihrer Feder, eine Geschichte voller Poesie, Dramatik und mit einer unerwarteten Rettung: In der Stille und Dunkelheit der Nacht kniet ein Mädchen allein an einem malerischen Teich. Ihr Name Luna, ihr Herz gebrochen in tausend Stücke. Nur die Macht eines Engels, die Magie einer Hexe und die Kraft eines Riesen könne… This text was shortened for this overview. Follow the more-link to read the full text.

More information about the event Buchpremiere: Über das gezeichnete Wort und die Hilfe von Engeln. Mit Cornelia Funke und Mehrdad Zaeri

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  • Date: Sun. 23 October 2022
  • Time: 17:00
  • Location: Halle 12, UNESCO-Welterbe Zollverein
  • Accessibility
    • Sign language Available

“That we are not much sicker and much madder than we are is due exclusively to that most blessed and blessing of all natural graces, sleep”, wrote Aldous Huxley. The mysterious universe of sleep piques the interest of not only scientists. Numerous authors have also been inspired to write by torturous insomnia, wild dreams or a restful doze. Ernest Hemingway’s hero is so scared he can’t sleep, while Otessa Mosfegh sends her heroine into hibernation. Franz Kafka’s best known character wakes up shockingly different from how he went to sleep, Joachim Ringelnatz dreams of paradise and Stephen King – what a … This text was shortened for this overview. Follow the more-link to read the full text.

More information about the event I Can’t Get no Sleep! Anna Schudt, Devid Striesow and Knut Elstermann Between the Sleepless and the Dreamers

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  • Date: Sun. 23 October 2022
  • Time: 18:00
  • Location: Halle 5, UNESCO-Welterbe Zollverein
  • Accessibility
    • Wheelchair friendly + WC Available

Doris Dörrie is one of Germany’s best-known filmmakers, delighting millions with works such as “Men” and “Cherry Blossoms”. As well as working on movies, she is a very successful author of short stories, children’s books, handbooks on writing, and novels. In “The Heroine’s Journey”, Dörrie writes about three journeys – to San Francisco, to Japan and to Morocco – and about what it’s like to be a woman travelling the world. Exposing yourself to the unknown and uncertain always means confronting your own fears, dependencies and losses at the same time. The common thread through her personal story is the hero’s journ… This text was shortened for this overview. Follow the more-link to read the full text.

More information about the event The One who Set Out to Lose her Fear – Travel Tales with Doris Dörrie

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  • Date: Sun. 23 October 2022
  • Time: 19:00
  • Location: Salzlager, UNESCO-Welterbe Zollverein
  • Accessibility
    • Wheelchair friendly + WC Available

Elke Heidenreich is not only one of Germany’s best-known authors and literature experts – she’s also a passionate traveler. Her travels have taken her around the world – from Florence to China, from Berlin to the US – but she’s never chosen the well-trodden path, and she’s always found something different than what’s printed in all the travel guides. Elke Heidenreich has gone her own way, made discoveries that only she could make, loving above all those places that gave her something unique and new: a particular street, a particular meal, sometimes perhaps a special little dog. And everywhere she feels the s… This text was shortened for this overview. Follow the more-link to read the full text.

More information about the event The Treasures of the Journey – with Elke Heidenreich

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  • Date: Sun. 23 October 2022
  • Time: 19:00
  • Location: Lichtburg Essen
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    • Wheelchair friendly + WC Available

Freelance journalist, presenter, speaker and author Şeyda Kurt focuses on political and cultural topics. In her bestseller, “Radikale Zärtlichkeit” [Radical Tenderness], she investigates our traditional love norms and relationship models in the forcefield of patriarchy, racism and capitalism. Because love doesn’t exist in a vacuum, it mirrors our society. And it’s political. As a journalist and sociologist, Carolin Wiedemann writes about gender relations, right-wing populism and digital capitalism. In her book, “Tender and Free”, she analyses the violence of today’s patriarchal domination, comparing it to… This text was shortened for this overview. Follow the more-link to read the full text.

More information about the event Tomorrow’s Love – with Şeyda Kurt and Carolin Wiedemann

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  • Date: Sun. 23 October 2022
  • Time: 20:00
  • Location: Halle 12, UNESCO-Welterbe Zollverein
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    • Wheelchair friendly + WC Available

The ferry takes an hour to cross from the mainland to the little North Sea island where the Sander family has lived for nearly 300 years. Hanne has raised three children; her husband has abandoned his family and his seafaring life. Now her eldest son has lost his captain’s license, is plagued by premonitions and tidal data and is waiting for the storm to end all storms. Her daughter Eske, who looks after veteran sailors and widows at the old people’s home, fears floods of tourists more than the water. Only the youngest, Henrik, is at peace with himself. He’s the first man in the family who’s never b… This text was shortened for this overview. Follow the more-link to read the full text.

More information about the event Dörte Hansen – To the Sea

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  • Date: Sun. 23 October 2022
  • Time: 20:00
  • Location: Halle 6, UNESCO-Welterbe Zollverein
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Whether crispbread or bouillabaisse – Denis Scheck is a passionate gourmet. In “Scheck’s Culinary Compass: Globally Inspired Delicacies and Curiosities from my Kitchen”, the literary critic (known for book shows such as “Lesenswert” and “Druckfrisch” on German TV) offers a peek into his kitchen, shares culinary anecdotes that combine the literary and the personal, and reveals recipes and restaurant tips. A love of literature and good food is something he shares with author and director Doris Dörrie, whose works include “Men” and “Cherry Blossoms”. In “Die Welt auf dem Teller: Inspirationen aus der Küche” [The World… This text was shortened for this overview. Follow the more-link to read the full text.

More information about the event Greetings from the Kitchen. Doris Dörrie and Denis Scheck on Literature and Cuisine

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  • Date: Tue. 22 November 2022
  • Time: 17:00
  • Location: Messe Essen, Saal Europa
  • Accessibility
    • Sign language Available
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