Event: June 2016
17th poesiefestival berlin
Balkan Balcony - Discussion
with poets Lindita Arapi ALB/GER | Theodoros Chiotis GRE | Kapka Kassabova BUL/GBR | Nikola Madzirov MKD | Ana Ristović SEB | Damir Šodan HRV/NLD | Aleš Šteger SLO
moderated by: Mascha Dabić AUT journalist and translator
The Balkan peninsular has long been seen as the epicentre of social and political turbulance. It is currently an insecure bridge on the refugee route to western Europe. A region full of open wounds, riven with nationalism and its ideologies, it is a transit region and often final destination for people full of despair and hope. If we thought that walls and borders in the Balkans were already a thing of the past, we can now see how they are once again being erected.
These writers with roots in the Balkan countries will be discussing how recent social and political developments in their homelands have affected their writing.
The event will have English-German interpreting available.
Curated by: Nikola Madzirov
Project leader: Juliane Otto
Akademie der Künste
Hanseatenweg 10, 10557 Berlin
Kombiticket Balkan Balcony (Diskussion und Lesung): 12/8 EUR
Vorverkauf in der Akademie der Künste:
Tel 030. 200 57-1000/-2000
Hanseatenweg 10, 10557 Berlin-Tiergarten
Pariser Platz 4, 10117 Berlin-Mitte