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With the NRW Reading Book on a Literary Journey through Münsterland and the NRW Cultural Regions

Münsterland e.V. Cultural Office gives away 50 copies

The residency project NRW sent ten authors through each of the ten regions of North Rhine-Westphalia from March to June 2022. Regional writer Neïtah Janzing explored the Münsterland region. She designed unique postcards with photos from the region and then sent them to people unknown to her. The multilingual NRW reading book published at the end of the project takes interested people on a literary-artistic journey through North Rhine-Westphalia - in German, French, English and Ukrainian. The Münsterland e.V. cultural office is giving away 50 copies on request.

Neïtah Janzing's texts in the NRW Reading Book are about the flat park landscape, wind turbines and the search for peace. Her postcards are unique, because she made the paper herself and developed the photographs analogue. With just a few words, the author captured memories, moments and experiences of her four-month journey through Münsterland. "Writing to unknown people is a bit like sending a bottle into the sea," says Janzing.

The book " - 10 literary perspectives on NRW" contains a total of over 50 contributions by the ten authors of NRW 2022: Kadir Özdemir (Aachen), Ulrike Anna Bleier (Bergisches Land), Dorian Steinhoff (Hellweg), Neïtah Janzing (Münsterland), Álvaro Parrilla Álvarez (Niederrhein), Tobias Schulenburg (Ostwestfalen-Lippe), Stefanie de Velasco (Rheinschiene), Rabab Haidar (Ruhrgebiet), Tanja Maljartschuk (Sauerland), Tobias Siebert (Südwestfalen). The book is published by the 10 cultural regions of North Rhine-Westphalia and the Ministry of Culture and Science of North Rhine-Westphalia.

In addition to the texts, the 200 pages of the book also contain numerous photographs and impressions from readings and excursions by the residents. All texts written during the residency can be read on the blog

Anyone interested in the reading book can contact Münsterland e.V. by emailing and providing the mailing address. First to write, first to read!

About the project:
The ten cultural regions and the Ministry of Culture and Science of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia have already invited writers to spend four months in residence three times. In addition to a salary and accommodation, the regional writers are given the opportunity to gain insights into the cultural landscape of their host region and to process it in a literary-artistic way. For the first time, authors who do not write in German were also invited.

Contact: Laura Säumenicht, Cultural Office, 02571 94 93 67,

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