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Theme evening
lit.COLOGNE 2021

Sat. 29 May 2021 - 21:00

Wolfram Eilenberger, Naika Foroutan, Nele Pollatschek and Katja Riemann: “Give us the clarity of long days”: On independent thinking. With texts by Roger Willemsen

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Theme evening



Wolfram Eilenberger, Naika Foroutan, Nele Pollatschek and Katja Riemann: “Give us the clarity of long days”: On independent thinking. With texts by Roger Willemsen


Streaming from Theater am Tanzbrunnen I German subtitles and sign language available

“What would Willemsen have to say about that?” Since his death five years ago, this question has been asked in hallways, ballrooms and public squares – in short, throughout the country. The answer is: We don’t know! We have no idea what the writer, intellectual, gifted speaker and scintillating free thinker Roger Willemsen would have to say about the pandemic, Trump or the politician Andreas Scheuer. After all, it was always surprising how he used his sharp, critical mind to “read” political events and social situations. Not to mention the special touch his humor added to everything. We have no clue what he would say these days. But we do have his books to serve as a school of independent thinking. And we definitely know that was important to him.
Katja Riemann reads from his works. Wolfram Eilenberger, Naika Foroutan and Nele Pollatschek discuss the selected passages in the context of our current situation. Insa Wilke leads us through the evening.


Contributors


Insa Wilke

Insa Wilke is a literature critic and presenter. She writes for…


Katja Riemann

Actress and singer Katja Riemann was born and grew up near Bremen. She…


Naika Foroutan

Naika Foroutan is a professor of integration research and social policy,…


Nele Pollatschek

Born in Berlin in 1988, Nele Pollatschek studied English literature and…


Wolfram Eilenberger

Writer and philosopher Wolfram Eilenberger was born in 1972. He hosts the…



Books


Wer wir waren

Wer wir waren

Roger Willemsen
Fischer Taschenbuch Verlag

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Der leidenschaftliche Zeitgenosse: Zum Werk von Roger Willemsen

Der leidenschaftliche Zeitgenosse: Zum Werk von Roger Willemsen

Herausgegeben von Insa Wilke
S. Fischer Verlag

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