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17th Poetry festival Berlin: Kein Schöner Land

Under the Title of a German Folk Song, the Kein Schoner Celebrates its 17th Literaturwerkstatt in Berlin

June 10th, 2016
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The aim of the festival this year is to try and make people reflect on today’s society, encouraging them to ask questions like ‘what kind of country do we live in and what will it become?’ or ‘will it continue to be a friendly place or will it fully transform into a place of hatred and prejudice?’ Migration is continually influencing changes within society. And despite causing some difficulties Europe can only gain from the people coming from all over the globe, bringing with them their diverse cultures, languages and their treasuries of words and wisdoms. The knowledge and experience of refugees and migrants has an effect on the use of language and on poetry.

From the 3rd of June to the 13th we will have the opportunity to enjoy this festival. As every summer in Berlin, the city is transformed for 10 days into a poetry center, which will be the stage of between 100-200 poets and artists from around the world. Besides the poetry there will be other kinds of performances including forms dance, theater, music and cinema.

The poetry festival in Berlin shows the strength and inspiration in poetry. Between 8,000 and 12,000 visitors will attend the various poetry events. Among the artists and poets there will be; Laurie Anderson, Arnaldo Antunes, Marcel Beyer, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Durs Grünbein, Friederike Mayröcker, Paul Muldoon, Herta Müller, Michael Palmer, Peter luz, Silvio Rodríguez, Gerhard Ruhm, Derek Walcott y Saul Williams.

The festival is organized by the Acedemia of the arts. Furthermore, this festival is financed by the fund which supports the Cultural Capital.




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Carlota Auzmendi Manchado, Berlin Global