In October it is time to get Greece back in the headlines. But this time beyond crisis and rescue. For four days, a Greek-German literature symposium will introduce literary practitioners and interested audiences to a new contemporary literary scene that hardly anyone in this country has noticed.
This shows something astonishing: The economic difficulties of the country could astonishingly spur art and culture on. What happened there in terms of literature can be seen and heard from 17 to 20 October in Berlin.
SYN_ENERGY BERLIN_ATHENS is the name of the project conceived by the Kreuzberg Lettrétage in cooperation with the German-Greek cultural portal www.diablog.eu
The aim of this symposium is to examine the current literary productions of both linguistic regions for mutual impulses. Above all, however, every evening new Greek literature is presented to a German-speaking public.
WEDNESDAY, 17.10.2018 LONG READING NIGHT FOR THE OPENING OF THE SYMPOSIUM, 19-23 O'CLOCK:HEIMAT HAFEN NEUKÖLLN
Karl Marx St. 141, 12043 Berlin, Germany
Over 20 authors from Greece, Germany, Austria, Cyprus and Switzerland, moderated by Jan Wagner (author and translator) and Cornelia Jentzsch (literary critic) will read and perform on two stages.
18 - 20.10.2018, DAILY 10-17 O'CLOCK, LITERATURE SYMPOSIUM
18 - 20.10.2018, DAILY 19 O'CLOCK, READING AND CONVERSATION LETTRÉTAGE E.V.Mehringdamm 61, 10961 Berlin, Germany
Public readings and performances in the evenings correspond to the conference programme. Among others, they refer to the topics "Myths as a performative act", "Rhythm, Word, Music" and "Race-Gender-Class". The conference is bilingual and will be interpreted simultaneously, at the evening readings both in original and in German translation.