May 5–Nov 17, 2009

WortWelten 2009

Literature Series

The new series WortWelten (Word Worlds) offers authors from around the world a platform to “speak out" and engage in lively discussions that welcome a wide spectrum of opinions and forms. Poetry, Spoken Word, essays along with novels and journalistic works can be heard on stage at WortWelten.

The new series WortWelten (Word Worlds) offers authors from around the world a platform to “speak out" and engage in lively discussions that welcome a wide spectrum of opinions and forms. Poetry, Spoken Word, essays along with novels and journalistic works can be heard on stage at WortWelten.

At the same time, WORTWELTEN takes a journey through all genres - prose, poetry, spoken word, drama, and also essays, journalistic and philosophic texts can be heard.

Discursive, controversial and open for new lines of thought and styles, WortWelten reflects the dynamic developments of a globalized world.

At regular intervals, the Haus transforms into a stage for the international literary scene, often in cooperation with publishers and other partners.

WORTWELTEN Days this year are:
5 May 2009: Mohammed Hanif
1 July 2009: On the 'Critique of Arab Reason'
10 September 2009: Feasts of Exile with Malek Alloula
17 November 2009: Reading and talk with Daniel Alarcón and Friederike Meltendorf, winner of the International Literature Award - Haus der Kulturen der Welt