Wednesday, April 04, 2012

New Zealand–German Cultural Exchange

The Goethe-Institut in New Zealand has organized an artist exchange programme to mark our Guest of Honour status at the Frankfurt Book Fair this year.

Currently author Inka Parei is travelling in a camper van through Aotearoa. She is writing her impressions, encounters and reflections in her 
blog. Find out more about how somebody from the “other side of the world” views New Zealand.

Berlin-based Inka is the author of several novels, many of which have been translated. Following readings in Dunedin and Wellington, you can meet her in Auckland on Wednesday, April 11, at 7pm. The reading is at the Pat Hanan Room, University of Auckland, Arts 2 Building, Room 501, corner of Symonds St & Grafton Rd, Auckland.

Read Inka’s blog here.

Literaturhaus in Wellington
Goethe-Institut’s Temporary Literaturhaus creates a hub for readers and writers to explore New Zealand’s literary connections with the rest of the world, focusing initially on literary links with Germany in the run-up to New Zealand’s Guest of Honour appearance at the 2012 Frankfurt Fair.

The Literaturhaus concept was first developed in Berlin in the late 1980s. Literaturhäuser are at the heart of literary life in Germany, providing a venue for innovative literary events and education and a meeting place for all those interested in books. The Temporary Literaturhaus in Wellington will provide a flexible and mobile platform for literary events that bring together different communities of readers and writers. The programme began in February and will run until October.
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