Regional writer reads on 24 May at the Haus Nottbeck cultural estate
Region Clerk Neïtah Janzing
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Regional writers read texts about NRW on 24 May at the Haus Nottbeck cultural estate

Author Neïtah Janzing is there for Münsterland

How does a region become literature? And how can one's own impressions and texts then be translated into other languages? On Tuesday, 24 May, starting at 7.30 p.m., Münsterland writer Neïtah Janzing and her fellow members of the NRW literary residency will explore these questions. Since March, they have been on the road in the various regions of NRW, writing about their experiences. At Kulturgut Haus Nottbeck, the authors will read together for the first time from their texts that have been written since March - in English, French, Spanish and German about the Münsterland, Ruhrgebiet, Lower Rhine, Bergisches Land and South Westphalia.

Canadian-born Neïtah Janzing presents her literary postcards from Münsterland and, together with translator Odile Kennel, gives insights into the collaboration: When is which wall in the poem torn down, how and why? And what is special about Quebec French? Syrian author Rabab Haidar explores the small gardens in the Ruhr region literarily and "barefoot", screenwriter Álvaro Parrilla Álvarez follows in the footsteps of his Spanish great-uncle in the Lower Rhine region and translator Freyja Melsted tells how she gets to know the regions through their texts. Ulrike Anna Bleier takes the audience on the road of work and into the working world in the Bergisches Land in her texts; Tobias Siebert, in turn, asks in his short stories where children and young people in South Westphalia can still find free space - especially in times of digitalisation.

"The authors show us new facets of the supposedly familiar cultural regions. At the reading, some freshly written texts will celebrate their premiere and the audience will get a glimpse behind the scenes of a literary residence. The Haus Nottbeck cultural estate is the perfect place for this," says Simone Schiffer, coordinator of NRW. Together with Dirk Bogdanski and Onno Bargfrede from the Museum of Westphalian Literature, she is preparing the literary evening. The authors spend two days at Nottbeck to exchange experiences, literary processes and translations in peace and quiet. The reading will be the crowning event.

Tickets for the reading cost 8 or 6 euros in advance and are available online at Kulturgut Haus Nottbeck:

More about the NRW project

The project NRW goes back to an idea of the cultural region Aachen, which tested the format and implemented it for the first time in 2017 for the ten cultural regions in North Rhine-Westphalia - Aachen, Bergisches Land, Hellweg, Münsterland, Niederrhein, Ostwestfalen-Lippe, Rheinschiene, Ruhrgebiet, Sauerland and Südwestfalen. In 2021/22, the Münsterland will be in charge with the Cultural Office. For the first time, literary artists who do not write in German were also able to apply for the 2022 call.

The scholarship holders each receive a scholarship of 7200 euros. The project is funded by the Ministry of Culture and Science of North Rhine-Westphalia as part of the Regional Culture Programme NRW (RKP NRW).

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