Friday, 17. Juni

Opening: Dichtraum, Denkraum (Space for Poetry, Space for Thought)

Weltklang - Night of Poetry

Fr 17.6., 8 pm

Maxim Gorki Theatre, Am Festungsgraben  
Entry €10/7, including anthology with translations (in German) 

Featuring Marcel Beyer Germany Iva Bittová Czech Republic Yves Bonnefoy France Tsead Bruinja and musician Jaap van Keulen the Netherlands Billy Collins USA El Général Tunisia Kim Hyesoon South Korea Silvio RodríguezCuba and Kathrin Schmidt Germany. Moderated by Knut Elstermann journalist, Berlin.  

The poesiefestival berlin begins with an international concert of voices, languages and verses. Weltklang – Night of Poetry features readings and performances by the masters of the art of poetry, setting off a pyrotechnic display of contemporary poetry in its entire breadth, from traditional readings via rap and sound poetry through to songwriting.  

With the kind support of: the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, Edition Diá, Instituto Cervantes, Institut français,The Mandala Hotel, Czech Centre Berlin