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Austrian Programme at the X festival meridian czernowitz


05.09-08.09 Add to calendar






International Literary Corporation MERIDIAN CZERNOWITZ

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During the X International Poetry Festival Meridian Czernowitz, Chernivtsi citizens and city guests expect a rich literary and musical programme.

Within the framework of the festival there will be presentations of 9 books, discussions, parade of poets, theatrical performances, chamber music concerts, Jewish and rock music concerts, as well as reading in well-known and unusual locations of the city. The festival will be attended by both new authors and those who have already performed on MERIDIAN CZERNOWITZ in previous years. In total, there will be more than thirty artists from 5 countries – Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Israel and Ukraine. Here they will read their texts and communicate with the audience. Translation into German will be available during the events.



This year three artists will present Austrian programme of the festival.


Julian Schutting


Julian Schuttings works include prose, lyric and language-philosophical mémoires. On the occasion of his gender reassignment in 1989, the writer had his publisher declare that with this step he was seeking “consistency with my lifelong sense of self”. Since then he lives under the official name Julian Schutting as a freelance writer in Vienna.


Wolfgang Hermann


Wolfgang Hermann writes prose, poetry, theatre and radio plays. Some of his publications have been translated into English, French, Spanish, Swedish, Arabic, Latvian, Slovene, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Hindi. He is a member of the PEN-centre in Germany.


Julian Schutting and Wolfgang Hermann will read their poems at the Bukovina Media Center/Belle Vue (Kobylianska St., 2nd floor) on September 6 at 3:45 pm.

Moderated and translated by Petro Rychlo, Mark Belorusets.


Martin Waltz


Martin Waltz is a Swiss director, screenwriter and actor. At the festival, Martin Waltz will read poems by Paul Celan and love letters to Ingeborg Bachmann.


Martin Waltz will perform at the Courtyard of Paul Celan’s House (5 Saksaganskogo St.) on September 7 at 1:15 p.m.

Participants: Petro Rykhlo, Mark Belorusets.


Partners: The Federal Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Germany #CivilSocietyCooperation, Embassy of Germany in Ukraine, International Renaissance Foundation, Chernivtsi City Council, Paul Celan Literature Centre, Canadian Charitable Foundation Ukrainian-Jewish Meeting, Pro Helvetia Cultural Foundation (Switzerland), Swiss Embassy in Ukraine, Federal Government of the Land of Carinthia, Georg Drozdowski Society , Austrian Cultural Forum, XXI Publishing House, German Cultural Center Gedankendach, Audiobook “Abuk”, Freie Ukraine Braunschweig eV, PJSC “Chernivtsi Bakery” – Tsarkhlib, Ukrainian Book Institute.