Experiment HEIMAT special: Rabab Haidar & Ralf Thenior

Saturday, June 18, 2022, 06:00 p.m.

Kleingartenverein Hafenwiese (Garten 178) I Schützenstraße 190 I 44147 Dortmund

As part of the supporting program of “Experiment HEIMAT,” the current stadt.landt.text.-Region writer for the Ruhr region Rabab Haidar is a guest in the allotment garden of poet Ralf Thenior in Dortmund’s Nordstadt.
With a scholarship from the Heinrich Böll Foundation, the author, who grew up in Syria and Bahrain, came to Germany in 2019 and has since appeared at various festivals and readings. With her current essay project, “Barefoot Walking in Small Gardens,” she wants to create a mosaic of normal life in the Ruhr region, follow people’s stories through bars, cafés, museums, parks, markets, and listen to the rivalries between beers and soccer clubs. And of course, a detour to a Ruhr area scream garden is not to be missed!
The writer, cosmopolitan and winner of the Ruhr Literature Prize Ralf Thenior has such a plot and not only gardens in it passionately, but also regularly hosts the “smallest poetry festival in the world” here. For this special event, too, he assumes the dual role of host and moderator, introducing the audience to the writer-in-residence Rabab Haidar and her texts. The reading and conversation will take place primarily in English.
An event of the literature-photography project “Experiment HEIMAT” of the Westphalian Literature Office in Unna e.V. in cooperation with stadt.land.text NRW 2022.

Admission is free of charge!

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