Ten authors have been selected for the third edition of the state-wide literature project stadt.land.text NRW. Until June, the scholarship holders will explore their region and process impressions of everyday life and special features of the cultural diversity of North Rhine-Westphalia using literary and artistic means.
Neïtah Janzing (*1997) organised monthly reading stages at the Bibliothèque St-Germain in Saint Hyacinthe, Canada, while studying costume and stage design. In 2019, she migrated to Germany and joined the Résau des Autrices francophones de Berlin, the network of French-speaking female authors in Berlin, in the capital. Together, the network realises reading stages, lectureships and text workshops. Janzing has twice been a web resident at the Hôtel des Autrices and in 2021 exhibited short poems in a hospital in Madrid, Spain, as part of the Cultura en Vena initiative. As part of her letter projects , she invites participants to write letters to people they do not know. She has already tested the format in the Czech Republic and Germany and is now developing it further for her residency: in Münsterland, she creates postcards from her photos of the region and sends her impressions in a few words to unknown people.