Hanseatenweg 10
Berlin, Bundesland Berlin 10557

The poesiefestival berlin 2008 will take place from 5-13 July 2008 and focus on poetry from the Portuguese-speaking world.

Lisbon, Rio de Janeiro, Maputo: the Portuguese-speaking world stretches across four continents and offers the widest variety of cultures. The poesiefestival berlin 2008 is dedicating itself to the Portuguese language and from 5-13 July will present international poetry fused with performance, music, dance and media art at the Akademie der Künste, Hanseatenweg 10. The festival’s opening event will again be “Weltklang – Nacht der Poesie” (World Sounds – Night of Poetry). Taking part, among others, will be Serhiy Zhadan (Ukraine) and Tomaž Šalamun (Slovenia) as well as the Brazilian poet, musician and visual artist Arnaldo Antunes.

Other events include
Beat'n'word: a performance of spoken word-artists Mike Ladd and Ursula Rucker on July 13th

e.poesie: Five sound artists and composers of electronic music are providing a soundtrack for the works of contemporary poets. The results will be premiered on 9 July 2008 as part of the poesiefestival berlin.

For further information see www.literaturwerkstatt.org

Official Website: http://www.literaturwerkstatt.org

Added by Poetry on June 17, 2008

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