16th Berlin Literature Festival starts today 7 September

16TH ILB 7-17 September 2016

TODAY'S EVENTS

07 09 WEDNESDAY

6:00–17:30 SPECIALS

BERLIN

»Berlin reads« on Democracy without Populism

18:00 LITERATURES OF THE WORLD_OPENING

HAUS DER BERLINER FESTSPIELE_Main Stage

Speech: César Aira [Argentina]

Introduction: Knut Elstermann | Simultaneous translation

Music: »16 Strings« – featuring Marija Mücke [Violin], Ksenija Zečević [Violin], Viktor Bátki [Viola] and Claudia Benker [Violoncello] – play »Divorce« composed by Fazil Say

20:00 SPECIALS_EXHIBITION | VERNISSAGE

HAUS DER BERLINER FESTSPIELE_Upper Lobby

Ali Ghandtschi [Iran/ Germany] and Mark Giannori [Italy/ Germany]: »Der Koffer – walizka« (The suitcase) – A literary photography project

20:30 LITERATURES OF THE WORLD

HAUS DER BERLINER FESTSPIELE_Side Stage

Colm Tóibín’s [Ireland/ USA] »Nora Webster«: the restrained portrait of a woman in mourning on a journey of self-discovery Moderator: Paul Ingendaay

 

21:00 SPECIALS

HAUS DER BERLINER FESTSPIELE_Ticket Hall

Worldwide Reading for Democracy without Populism

Moderator: Priya Basil

Speaker: Franziska Herrmann

Reading in German, event in English

Free admission

 

 


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