Statements, Diskussion, Lesung
House of Literature Leipzig Gerichtsweg 28, 04103 Leipzig Programme
With Marcel Beyer, Durs Grünbein, Kerstin Preiwuß, Jurko Prochasko and Cécile Wajsbrot, moderated by Arnold Bartetzky.
Sometimes Suchowola in Poland was defined as the centre of Europe, then places in Czech Republic, in Lithuania and another time in Ukraine, finally in Belarus and in Estonia.
How is the geopolitical structure shifting against the backdrop of the Ukraine war? How is this centre defined in the first place?
For the Bulgarian author Georgi Gospodinov, it is clear "that the centre of Europe is not something static, firmly anchored in Berlin or Paris. The centre of Europe is the mobile place of pain. It is where it hurts and bleeds, and today it is in the East, in proud Ukraine."
Where is the centre of Europe? Members of the German Academy for Language and Poetry and the Saxon Academy of Arts are devoting themselves to this question, to which there are obviously many answers, on the occasion of the Leipzig Book Fair, which is taking place again. The topic is future images of European identity and cohesion in Europe.
Followed by music with the JAZZTRIO DRESDEN
An event of the German Academy for Language and Poetry and the Saxon Academy of Arts in cooperation with the Literaturhaus Leipzig and supported by the Gottfried Michelmann Foundation.