Wednesday, 22.06.

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

Brandenburg Gate underground station  Free entry

10 am Anne Krüger 12.30 pm Zehra Çirak 3 pm Björn Kuhligk

With the kind support of: Berliner Verkehrsbetriebe (BVG), Berliner Fenster, Berlin Wall Foundation 

“Enchantedly Crazy” (Verzückt Verrückt: Workshops for schoolchildren with poems by Christian Morgenstern

From 10 am   
Academy of the Arts, Pariser Platz, Black Box   
Entry €1.50 Registration required at

With the kind support of: RITTER SPORT 

Poetry Show – All the Words on Earth

3 pm 
Academy of the Arts, Pariser Platz, Plenary Hall
A poetry project by LesArt 
Non-public event  

Some 100 Berlin children from Year 4 classes will be presenting poetry classics and modern children’s poems on the stage at the Academy of the Arts. The LesArt team members Kathrin Buchmann (speech trainer), Juliane Eyermann (actor), Matthias Komm (actor) and Frank Kurt Schulz (graphic artist) have been working with the children throughout the whole 2010-11 school year to turn the poems into performative speaking and visual pieces. Featuring: An der Marie primary school (Prenzlauer Berg); Elizabeth Shaw School (Pankow), In den Rollbergen primary school (Reinickendorf), Am Vierrutenberg primary school (Reinickendorf)  

Jointly with the LesArt Berlin Centre for Children’s and Young People’s Literature  

Poetry Talk: Voice and Code – Perspectives for media poetry

Poetry Discussion: Poetry in Schools

6.30 pm 
Academy of the Arts, Pariser Platz, Black Box  
Entry €5/3

With Björn Kuhligk writer, Berlin, Bernd Michael Hoffmann teacher at the Albrecht Dürer Gymnasium in Berlin, Elisabeth K. Paefgen Professor for Didactics of German Language and Literature at the Free University, Berlin, moderated by Thanassis Kalaitzis cultural education, Literaturwerkstatt Berlin.

Poetry does not have an easy time of it in German teaching in schools. Experts from academia and the chalkface discuss with poets whether poems really do have a bad reputation in the classroom and talk about the challenges faced in bringing poetry to teachers and pupils today.  

With the kind support of: RITTER SPORT

VERSschmuggel - reVERSible

Film: Michael Hamburger – An English Poet from Germany