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By the time she released her latest novel, “Love Life”, Zeruya Shalev had not only become one of Israel’s most successful contemporary writers but had also enjoyed great international success. In her debut… This text was shortened for this overview. Follow the more-link to read the full text.

More information about the event Dancing, Standing Still – with Zeruya Shalev and Maria Schrader

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  • Date: Thu. 01 February 2024
  • Time: 19:30
  • Location: Schauspiel Köln im DEPOT 1
  • Accessibility
    • Wheelchair friendly + toilets Available
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    • WLAN-basierte Höranlage Available
    • German
    • English

Since the Hamas attack on Israel on October 7, 2023, something has been happening that many considered unthinkable – or did not want to recognize. Jewish life is once again being threatened and p… This text was shortened for this overview. Follow the more-link to read the full text.

More information about the event Against anti-Semitism – Michel Friedman and Robert Habeck

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  • Date: Tue. 05 March 2024
  • Time: 17:00
  • Location: Flora Köln
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    • Sign language Available
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Broadcasted from WDR-Funkhaus to: WDR 5, BR 2, Deutschlandradio, HR 2 Kultur, NDR Kultur, RBBkultur, SR2 KulturRadio, SWR2

Once again, we will be honoring the very best audiobooks to kick off lit.COLOGNE 2024. The German Audiobook Prize will be awarded not only to the best female and male narrators, but also for best… This text was shortened for this overview. Follow the more-link to read the full text.

More information about the event The German Audiobook Prize 2024. Presentation on WDR 5

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  • Date: Tue. 05 March 2024
  • Time: 20:00
  • Location: Live-Radioshow
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Gregor Gysi is a legend in Germany’s Left party and one of the most quick-witted politicians in the country. Far beyond the membership of his own party, he has a reputation as an eloquent alternative e… This text was shortened for this overview. Follow the more-link to read the full text.

More information about the event A curry sausage with Gregor Gysi and Hans-Dieter Schütt

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  • Date: Tue. 05 March 2024
  • Time: 20:00
  • Location: Flora Köln
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    • Sign language Available
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He has stared at the eternal city of Rome from Italo Calvino’s luscious rooftop terrace and gone on a beer-soaked tour of Munich’s pubs with Allen Ginsberg. The year 2013 marked the end of an era: Mic… This text was shortened for this overview. Follow the more-link to read the full text.

More information about the event “Every person is a miniature society.” Michael Krüger talks to Elke Heidenreich about his rich life

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  • Date: Wed. 06 March 2024
  • Time: 17:00
  • Location: Flora Köln
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It all started in June 2020, with bestselling author Dörte Hansen as their guest and a decent portion of potato salad à la Hemingway, just like the author received in Paris as payment for his first s… This text was shortened for this overview. Follow the more-link to read the full text.

More information about the event eat.READ.sleep. Podcast Session – Katharina Mahrenholtz and Daniel Kaiser welcome Melanie Raabe

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  • Date: Wed. 06 March 2024
  • Time: 17:00
  • Location: Volksbühne am Rudolfplatz
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    • Assistance dogs welcome Available

*Thomas Mann a disciplined desk worker, Friedrich Nietzsche an ascetic thinker and Adalbert Stifter an indefatigable and prolific producer of texts? There is a widely held belief that writers are… This text was shortened for this overview. Follow the more-link to read the full text.

More information about the event “Started doing a bit of naked exercise again in the mornings”* – WFH: Writing From Home. With Christiane Paul, Matthias Matschke and Jakob Hein

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  • Date: Wed. 06 March 2024
  • Time: 19:30
  • Location: Theater am Tanzbrunnen
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    • Wheelchair friendly + toilets Available
    • Assistance dogs welcome Available

These days, Martin Sonneborn is no longer naïve: He now knows how politics are done at the European Union – and all the tricks. And this is a good thing, because during his second term of office in th… This text was shortened for this overview. Follow the more-link to read the full text.

More information about the event Martin Sonneborn stays in Brussels – new adventures in the European Parliament

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  • Date: Wed. 06 March 2024
  • Time: 20:00
  • Location: Volksbühne am Rudolfplatz
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    • Assistance dogs welcome Available

We are experiencing artificial intelligence’s “iPhone moment” – for the first time, this technology is available to everyone. And so we find ourselves at a critical threshold in our cultural evoluti… This text was shortened for this overview. Follow the more-link to read the full text.

More information about the event Everything everywhere all at once: How artificial intelligence is transforming our world. With Miriam Meckel and Léa Steinacker

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  • Date: Wed. 06 March 2024
  • Time: 20:00
  • Location: Flora Köln
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    • Induction loop Available
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Tessa Ensler, one of London’s most prominent defense attorneys, does not come from an old money family. She has worked her way up after extricating herself from a situation of domestic violence. T… This text was shortened for this overview. Follow the more-link to read the full text.

More information about the event “The law is there to protect all people. Isn’t it?” Prima Facie – with Suzie Miller and Anke Engelke

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  • Date: Thu. 07 March 2024
  • Time: 17:00
  • Location: Theater am Tanzbrunnen
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    • Wheelchair friendly + toilets Available
    • Assistance dogs welcome Available
    • Deutsch
    • Englisch

“Anyone with even a trace of bibliophile in them will love this book”, raves Denis Scheck about The Madman’s Library by Edward Brooke-Hitching. Hitching is an author, documentary maker, ex-amateur sword… This text was shortened for this overview. Follow the more-link to read the full text.

More information about the event The Madman’s Library – Edward Brooke-Hitching and Gustav Peter Wöhler on Curiosities of Literary History

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  • Date: Thu. 07 March 2024
  • Time: 18:00
  • Location: COMEDIA Theater, Roter Saal
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    • Deutsch
    • Englisch

It is the only novel by the first Black winner of the Pulitzer Prize. And the rediscovery of a literary icon! Gwendolyn Brooks’ novel Maud Martha is a tour de force that has now been translated into G… This text was shortened for this overview. Follow the more-link to read the full text.

More information about the event Corinna Harfouch reads “Maud Martha” by Gwendolyn Brooks. A literary (re-)discovery

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  • Date: Thu. 07 March 2024
  • Time: 19:00
  • Location: Volksbühne am Rudolfplatz
  • Accessibility
    • Assistance dogs welcome Available

The political podcast “Lage der Nation” [“State of the Nation”], co-hosted by journalist Philip Banse and lawyer Ulf Buermeyer, is one of Germany’s most successful podcasts. Now, with their book “Baustell… This text was shortened for this overview. Follow the more-link to read the full text.

More information about the event The current challenges facing Germany. Philip Banse and Ulf Buermeyer analyze the situation

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  • Date: Thu. 07 March 2024
  • Time: 19:00
  • Location: E-Werk Köln
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    • Wheelchair friendly + toilets Available

When it comes to language, these are most unusual times. We encounter people whose choice of words seems overly cautious and artificial as well as people who let their language pounce on others like… This text was shortened for this overview. Follow the more-link to read the full text.

More information about the event Bettina Rust, Pierre M. Krause and Cordula Stratmann bathe in a linguistic lake

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  • Date: Thu. 07 March 2024
  • Time: 20:00
  • Location: Theater am Tanzbrunnen
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    • Sign language Available
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The name Andreas Pflüger is a guarantee of first-class thrillers. All his cases are also commentaries on society and the political situation. Excellently researched, expertly written. His newest … This text was shortened for this overview. Follow the more-link to read the full text.

More information about the event Andreas Pflüger: How to Die – a spy thriller from the height of the Cold War

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  • Date: Thu. 07 March 2024
  • Time: 21:00
  • Location: COMEDIA Theater, Roter Saal
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Just when Didier Eribon had decided to travel regularly to Champagne, his mother died a few weeks after moving to a care home. As with “Returning to Reims”, this event becomes the starting point for a j… This text was shortened for this overview. Follow the more-link to read the full text.

More information about the event “My mother was unhappy throughout her life.” With Didier Eribon and Ulrich Matthes

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  • Date: Fri. 08 March 2024
  • Time: 18:00
  • Location: Kulturkirche Köln
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    • Wheelchair friendly + toilets Available
    • Assistance dogs welcome Available
    • Deutsch
    • Französisch

All-Age-Event

The EXIT games from publisher Kosmos bring the challenge of an escape room into your home: Solve the puzzles to escape from a remote cabin, an enchanted forest or a spooky laboratory. Everyone who… This text was shortened for this overview. Follow the more-link to read the full text.

More information about the event Where is the EXIT? Games and stories. With Inka & Markus Brand and Jens Baumeister

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  • Date: Fri. 08 March 2024
  • Time: 18:00
  • Location: Theater am Tanzbrunnen
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    • Sign language Available
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Lars, a 49-year-old deep thinker and aspiring writer, was planning to use the week between Christmas and New Year to finally take care of everything that’s fallen by the wayside in the last few d… This text was shortened for this overview. Follow the more-link to read the full text.

More information about the event I’ll do it tomorrow! Nele Pollatschek and the terrible to-do list

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  • Date: Fri. 08 March 2024
  • Time: 19:30
  • Location: KOMED-Saal im MediaPark
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    • Wheelchair friendly + toilets Available
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Nothing sparks the human imagination more than the starry sky above us. In films, audacious fantasies about space travel to the unknown and the infinite can become reality – including encounters with u… This text was shortened for this overview. Follow the more-link to read the full text.

More information about the event Funkhaus Galactica - the WDR Funkhausorchester, Christian Alt and Christian Schiffer blast off into space

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  • Date: Fri. 08 March 2024
  • Time: 20:00
  • Location: WDR Funkhaus, Klaus-von-Bismarck-Saal
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    • Induction loop Available
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Literature by great women authors may still be underrepresented on many bookshelves, but today it takes center stage at the Cologne Philharmonic. This year’s lit.COLOGNE gala, held on International W… This text was shortened for this overview. Follow the more-link to read the full text.

More information about the event “In the best case, it can glow.” The great lit.COLOGNE gala with Bettina Böttinger, Marleen Lohse, Mariele Millowitsch, Désirée Nosbusch, Claudia Roth and Jocelyn B. Smith

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  • Date: Fri. 08 March 2024
  • Time: 20:00
  • Location: Philharmonie
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    • Wheelchair friendly + toilets Available

For over a hundred years, at least since H.G. Wells’ groundbreaking novel “The Time Machine” in 1895, authors have shared our dream of traveling through time. Shortly after Wells’ book was published, Einstei… This text was shortened for this overview. Follow the more-link to read the full text.

More information about the event “Are you telling me you built a time machine?”* – The serious business of time travel. With Mark Waschke, Lavinia Wilson and Knut Elstermann

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  • Date: Fri. 08 March 2024
  • Time: 20:00
  • Location: E-Werk Köln
  • Accessibility
    • Wheelchair friendly + toilets Available
    • Assistance dogs welcome Available

The event will take place in the Tanzbrunnen and not in the Kulturkirche as originally planned.

Andrea Petković began playing tennis at the age of six. In 2011 and 2014, she made it onto the world’s top-ten list. The US Open in 2022 turned out to be her final tournament. But Andrea Petković is mor… This text was shortened for this overview. Follow the more-link to read the full text.

More information about the event Off the court – Premiere reading with tennis legend Andrea Petković

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  • Date: Fri. 08 March 2024
  • Time: 21:00
  • Location: Theater am Tanzbrunnen
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    • Wheelchair friendly + toilets Available
    • Assistance dogs welcome Available

The event will take place in the Kulturkirche and not in the Tanzbrunnen as originally planned.

A classic novel from the 1930s, rediscovered and published by Magda Birkmann und Nicole Seifert: Thea Iken is an authorized officer at the bank Brüggemann Sohn. She is absolutely loyal to the bank, … This text was shortened for this overview. Follow the more-link to read the full text.

More information about the event Corinna Harfouch reads “A Girl With Procuration” by Christa Anita Brück. A literary (re-)discovery

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  • Date: Fri. 08 March 2024
  • Time: 21:00
  • Location: Kulturkirche Köln
  • Accessibility
    • Wheelchair friendly + toilets Available
    • Assistance dogs welcome Available

How far should protest go? Are pornos a mirror of society? Is there such a thing as toxic femininity? What can love look like? How do we want to work in the future? And when will we face up to our… This text was shortened for this overview. Follow the more-link to read the full text.

More information about the event lit.pop (friday): The second edition of lit.pop is dedicated to questions that drive, touch and inspire us...

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  • Date: Fri. 08 March 2024
  • Time: 18:00
  • Location: Stadtgarten
  • Accessibility
    • wheelchair friendly (no toilets) Available
    • Assistance dogs welcome Available

How far should protest go? Are pornos a mirror of society? Is there such a thing as toxic femininity? What can love look like? How do we want to work in the future? And when will we face up to our… This text was shortened for this overview. Follow the more-link to read the full text.

More information about the event lit.pop (saturday): The second edition of lit.pop is dedicated to questions that drive, touch and inspire us...

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  • Date: Sat. 09 March 2024
  • Time: 17:00
  • Location: Stadtgarten
  • Accessibility
    • wheelchair friendly (no toilets) Available
    • Assistance dogs welcome Available

All-Age-Event

A summer camp, deep in the forest. Long hikes, baked potatoes on the campfire, the whirring of mosquitoes. Teenagers set loose in nature – and on each other – for a few days, laxly supervised by some mor… This text was shortened for this overview. Follow the more-link to read the full text.

More information about the event A story of affirmation about being different from others. Wolf - Saša Stanišić

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  • Date: Sat. 09 March 2024
  • Time: 17:00
  • Location: Schauspiel Köln im DEPOT 2
  • Accessibility
    • Sign language Available
    • Wheelchair friendly + toilets Available
    • Assistance dogs welcome Available
    • WLAN-basierte Höranlage Available

Venedikt is a sociable drunk. He boozes his way through Moscow, wanting to finally see the Kremlin, but never making it any further than Kursky railway terminal. Jostled by the sober people around… This text was shortened for this overview. Follow the more-link to read the full text.

More information about the event “Why am I an idiot, a demon and a gossip all in one?” “Moscow-Petushki” – read and set to music by Rufus Beck and Maria Reiter

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  • Date: Sat. 09 March 2024
  • Time: 18:00
  • Location: WDR Funkhaus, Klaus-von-Bismarck-Saal
  • Accessibility
    • Induction loop Available
    • Wheelchair friendly + toilets Available
    • Assistance dogs welcome Available

Comedian and presenter Bernhard Hoëcker became famous with the parody show “Switch” and as a member of the guessing team on the show “Genial daneben.” Hubertus Meyer-Burckhardt, presenter, producer and jour… This text was shortened for this overview. Follow the more-link to read the full text.

More information about the event They don’t know (yet) what they’re doing. With Hubertus Meyer-Burckhardt and Bernhard Hoëcker

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  • Date: Sat. 09 March 2024
  • Time: 19:30
  • Location: E-Werk Köln
  • Accessibility
    • Wheelchair friendly + toilets Available
    • Assistance dogs welcome Available

1986: The days are long for a young man doing community service at the psychiatric clinic. The coming weeks promise boring psychoses, real risks and electric shocks. But that all changes in a… This text was shortened for this overview. Follow the more-link to read the full text.

More information about the event Crazy Clouds over Cologne! With Markus Berges and Erdmöbel

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  • Date: Sat. 09 March 2024
  • Time: 20:30
  • Location: Kulturkirche Köln
  • Accessibility
    • Wheelchair friendly + toilets Available
    • Assistance dogs welcome Available

Without warmth there can be no writing: Theodor Fontane knew that words flow easiest next to a warm oven and the poet Novalis was the superintendent of lignite coal mines. Great authors of the past,… This text was shortened for this overview. Follow the more-link to read the full text.

More information about the event Is the window open? The Hero and his Heater. With Susanne Stephan and Gerd Köster

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  • Date: Sat. 09 March 2024
  • Time: 19:30
  • Location: RheinEnergie-Hauptverwaltung (Eingang neben Kundenzentrum)
  • Accessibility
    • Wheelchair friendly + toilets Available

Are you afraid of eggs, silence, hair, or just about anything (panphobia)? Do you jump when you see a spider? Or do you twitch with nomophobia when you lose track of your phone? Have you ever been… This text was shortened for this overview. Follow the more-link to read the full text.

More information about the event A History of the World in 99 Obsessions – Bela B Felsenheimer and Kate Summerscale

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  • Date: Sat. 09 March 2024
  • Time: 20:00
  • Location: Theater am Tanzbrunnen
  • Accessibility
    • Wheelchair friendly + toilets Available
    • Assistance dogs welcome Available
    • Deutsch
    • Englisch

Hartmut Rosa is one of Germany’s highest-profile sociologists. His thoughts on constant acceleration as a sign of our times, his theory of resonance and his call for more “unavailability” have been – and con… This text was shortened for this overview. Follow the more-link to read the full text.

More information about the event When Monsters Roar and Angels Sing. Hartmut Rosa, Tijan Sila and the resonance of heavy metal

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  • Date: Sat. 09 March 2024
  • Time: 21:00
  • Location: WDR Funkhaus, Klaus-von-Bismarck-Saal
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    • Induction loop Available
    • Wheelchair friendly + toilets Available
    • Assistance dogs welcome Available

Unfortunately, the Harry Potter reading cannot take place. Instead, there's "Little Nick". Great! | All-Age-Event

Little Nick is great! Bright, cheeky, not particularly good at school - and he has a lot of nonsense on his mind. In his very own way, he tells stories from his everyday life about everything that is… This text was shortened for this overview. Follow the more-link to read the full text.

More information about the event Rufus Beck reads René Goscinny: Little Nick

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  • Date: Sun. 10 March 2024
  • Time: 14:00
  • Location: Theater am Tanzbrunnen
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    • Induction loop Available
    • Wheelchair friendly + toilets Available
    • Assistance dogs welcome Available

In April 2020, in the middle of the lockdown, Annette Frier receives an invitation via WhatsApp to a 21-day meditation challenge. It is an initiative by Deepak Chopra and Oprah Winfrey to create and… This text was shortened for this overview. Follow the more-link to read the full text.

More information about the event “ABDUDANZ?!” Or, Annette Frier sends a chain letter

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  • Date: Sun. 10 March 2024
  • Time: 17:00
  • Location: Flora Köln
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    • Sign language Available
    • Induction loop Available
    • Wheelchair friendly + toilets Available
    • Assistance dogs welcome Available

“What a pleasant surprise!” said a French librarian, when flying over the Ruhr region in an airplane in the 1950s. From this perspective, she discovered the unique features of life between the Rhine and… This text was shortened for this overview. Follow the more-link to read the full text.

More information about the event In the depths of the Ruhr region – a literary evening about life in the historical mining communities, with a bit of granny’s philosophy thrown in. With Dietmar Bär, Anna Schudt and Thomas Böhm

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  • Date: Sun. 10 March 2024
  • Time: 17:00
  • Location: Theater am Tanzbrunnen
  • Accessibility
    • Sign language Available
    • Wheelchair friendly + toilets Available
    • Assistance dogs welcome Available

“What a pleasant surprise!” said a French librarian, when flying over the Ruhr region in an airplane in the 1950s. From this perspective, she discovered the unique features of life between the Rhine and… This text was shortened for this overview. Follow the more-link to read the full text.

More information about the event ADDITIONAL EVENT: In the depths of the Ruhr region – a literary evening about life in the historical mining communities, with a bit of granny’s philosophy thrown in. With Dietmar Bär, Anna Schudt and Thomas Böhm

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  • Date: Sun. 10 March 2024
  • Time: 20:00
  • Location: Theater am Tanzbrunnen
  • Accessibility
    • Wheelchair friendly + toilets Available
    • Assistance dogs welcome Available

Deborah Feldman grew up in the Satmar Hasidic community in the Brooklyn neighborhood of Williamsburg, in New York. Her escape from this ultra-Orthodox community and her emigration to Berlin were the… This text was shortened for this overview. Follow the more-link to read the full text.

More information about the event What does “being Jewish” mean today? With Deborah Feldman

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  • Date: Sun. 10 March 2024
  • Time: 17:00
  • Location: WDR Funkhaus, Klaus-von-Bismarck-Saal
  • Accessibility
    • Speech-to-text interpreting Available
    • Induction loop Available
    • Wheelchair friendly + toilets Available
    • Assistance dogs welcome Available

In their clever and self-deprecating book BRD Noir [“FRG Noir”], cultural scholar and historian Philipp Felsch and writer Frank Witzel note that the old Federal Republic of Germany is being inc… This text was shortened for this overview. Follow the more-link to read the full text.

More information about the event Who’s Afraid of Ede Zimmermann? Regina Schilling, Philipp Felsch and Frank Witzel take a look through the screen at the depths of the old West Germany.

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  • Date: Sun. 10 March 2024
  • Time: 18:00
  • Location: COMEDIA Theater, Roter Saal
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    • Sign language Available
    • Wheelchair friendly + toilets Available
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With Die Schuld, die man trägt [“The Guilt We Carry”], Michael Hjorth and Hans Rosenfeldt finally continue the successful series featuring psychologist Sebastian Bergman. The homicide division’s specia… This text was shortened for this overview. Follow the more-link to read the full text.

More information about the event Solve the case, Sebastian Bergman! The Guilt We Carry. With Michael Hjorth, Hans Rosenfeldt and Michael Wittenborn

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  • Date: Sun. 10 March 2024
  • Time: 19:00
  • Location: RheinEnergie-Hauptverwaltung (Eingang neben Kundenzentrum)
  • Accessibility
    • Wheelchair friendly + toilets Available
    • Deutsch
    • Englisch

Diese Veranstaltung entfällt.

Tunde grew up in Lagos and now teaches photography at an American university. With senses alert, he moves across campus and through institutions where he’ll never quite belong. In images, movies, l… This text was shortened for this overview. Follow the more-link to read the full text.

More information about the event Tremor – an angry, tender, comforting book. With Teju Cole and Jerry Hoffmann

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  • Date: Sun. 10 March 2024
  • Time: 19:00
  • Location: COMEDIA Theater, Grüner Saal
  • Accessibility
    • Induction loop Available
    • Wheelchair friendly + toilets Available
    • Assistance dogs welcome Available
    • Deutsch
    • Englisch

Summer 2014: A woman flees from Barcelona to Madrid when her relationship ends. Four centuries earlier, Deborah Moody was forced to emigrate from England to the North American colonies, where she… This text was shortened for this overview. Follow the more-link to read the full text.

More information about the event Cautery – Lucía Lijtmaer and Claudia Michelsen on the world’s most dangerous woman

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  • Date: Sun. 10 March 2024
  • Time: 19:30
  • Location: Kulturkirche Köln
  • Accessibility
    • Wheelchair friendly + toilets Available
    • Assistance dogs welcome Available
    • Deutsch
    • Spanisch

Her spectacular debut novel “Dense” was described as “anarchic fun” (trend). She became a Facebook legend at a young age, and even old windbags find themselves laughing at her cartoons and illustr… This text was shortened for this overview. Follow the more-link to read the full text.

More information about the event Iowa: A Trip to America. With Stefanie Sargnagel

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  • Date: Sun. 10 March 2024
  • Time: 20:00
  • Location: WDR Funkhaus, Klaus-von-Bismarck-Saal
  • Accessibility
    • Speech-to-text interpreting Available
    • Induction loop Available
    • Wheelchair friendly + toilets Available
    • Assistance dogs welcome Available

On a late summer day in Berlin, Guido Maria Kretschmer decides to let people approach him – with a sympathetic expression and no mask or sunglasses. This day, one of the most famous German fashion d… This text was shortened for this overview. Follow the more-link to read the full text.

More information about the event 19,521 Steps. The joy of unexpected encounters. With Guido Maria Kretschmer

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  • Date: Sun. 10 March 2024
  • Time: 20:00
  • Location: Flora Köln
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    • Induction loop Available
    • Wheelchair friendly + toilets Available
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It was when her three children left home that Ingrid Noll began to write her first crime stories. Since then, all her books have become best sellers. She was awarded the Friedrich Glauser Prize of… This text was shortened for this overview. Follow the more-link to read the full text.

More information about the event Ingrid Noll sends Greetings From the Kitchen

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  • Date: Mon. 11 March 2024
  • Time: 17:00
  • Location: COMEDIA Theater, Roter Saal
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    • Speech-to-text interpreting Available
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    • Wheelchair friendly + toilets Available
    • Assistance dogs welcome Available

“...I am nothing else and cannot be anything else,” as Kafka told his fiancée, Felice Bauer. He expands on this in his diaries, saying that “I hate everything that does not relate to literature. Conver… This text was shortened for this overview. Follow the more-link to read the full text.

More information about the event “I have no literary interests. I am made of literature...” Kafka writes for his life. With Rüdiger Safranski and Sabin Tambrea

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  • Date: Mon. 11 March 2024
  • Time: 17:00
  • Location: WDR Funkhaus, Klaus-von-Bismarck-Saal
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Gereon Klug’s work includes lyrics for Deichkind, the first ever edible cookbook (not yet market-ready), and the “world’s best newsletter” (Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung) as Hans E. Platte. His book Nachtei… This text was shortened for this overview. Follow the more-link to read the full text.

More information about the event When thought-provoking meets comical. Gereon Klug and Jan Weiler on the Downsides of Humans

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  • Date: Mon. 11 March 2024
  • Time: 17:00
  • Location: Theater am Tanzbrunnen
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Those living now do not have the right to reduce the freedom of future generations by half – so says the German Constitutional Court’s ruling on climate protection. And yet we are still not on track to … This text was shortened for this overview. Follow the more-link to read the full text.

More information about the event Democracy and Revolution – Hedwig Richter and Bernd Ulrich look for ways out of self-inflicted ecological powerlessness

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  • Date: Mon. 11 March 2024
  • Time: 19:00
  • Location: Kulturkirche Köln
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Between Christine Westermann and Mona Ameziane there are two generations and countless books in large and small piles. One thing they share: their passion for good stories. The stories that are… This text was shortened for this overview. Follow the more-link to read the full text.

More information about the event Live podcast: Two sides – Christine Westermann and Mona Ameziane discuss families in literature

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  • Date: Mon. 11 March 2024
  • Time: 19:30
  • Location: Flora Köln
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“The time when Cologne was the center of cool,” wrote art magazine “Monopol” on the occasion of the last ART Cologne. One reason for reassessing the “intoxicating years of Cologne subculture 1980–1995… This text was shortened for this overview. Follow the more-link to read the full text.

More information about the event Back when Cologne was a world-class city – with Irmin Schmidt (Can), Diedrich Diederichsen, Carmen Knoebel and Gisela Capitain

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  • Date: Mon. 11 March 2024
  • Time: 19:30
  • Location: Volksbühne am Rudolfplatz
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A thriving career, a husband and a seemingly happy life in a small family – Constance Debré leaves it all behind. In 2015, the daughter of a prominent French family left her marriage and legal career be… This text was shortened for this overview. Follow the more-link to read the full text.

More information about the event The literary sensation from France! Love Me Tender. With Constance Debré and Bibiana Beglau

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  • Date: Mon. 11 March 2024
  • Time: 19:30
  • Location: Schauspiel Köln im DEPOT 1
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    • Deutsch
    • Französisch

Chilly Gonzales is known for both his subtly intimate project “Solo Piano” as well as his indisputable talents as a showman. He produces, writes and records songs with internationally famous artists suc… This text was shortened for this overview. Follow the more-link to read the full text.

More information about the event “I said I was a musical genius – I repeated it‚ ’til it became meaningless” The second rap music lecture. With Chilly Gonzales

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  • Date: Mon. 11 March 2024
  • Time: 20:00
  • Location: WDR Funkhaus, Klaus-von-Bismarck-Saal
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    • Englisch

The event will take place in the Tanzbrunnen and not in the COMEDIA as originally planned.

One thing is certain: Cooking is more than a trade; it is an art form. Precision, discipline, creativity and innovation are necessary to make a name for oneself in the gourmet restaurant scene. Three… This text was shortened for this overview. Follow the more-link to read the full text.

More information about the event Spinning plates: Reaching for the stars – with Julia Komp, Vincent Moissonnier and Joachim Wissler

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  • Date: Mon. 11 March 2024
  • Time: 20:00
  • Location: Theater am Tanzbrunnen
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The event will take place at COMEDIA and not at the Tanzbrunnen as originally planned.

The third case for Miss Merkel! Finally, the latest volume of the celebrated mystery series from author and screenwriter David Safier has arrived! In Miss Merkel: Murder on the High Seas, he sends… This text was shortened for this overview. Follow the more-link to read the full text.

More information about the event David Safier, Olf, Miss Merkel and Murder on the High Seas

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  • Date: Mon. 11 March 2024
  • Time: 20:00
  • Location: COMEDIA Theater, Roter Saal
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The story begins in a shabby trailer park in the forests of Virginia. It is a tough start in life for young Damon Fields, nicknamed Demon Copperhead due to his copper-red hair and his insolent… This text was shortened for this overview. Follow the more-link to read the full text.

More information about the event Demon Copperhead. Barbara Kingsolver und Robert Stadlober auf den Spuren von Charles Dickens

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  • Date: Tue. 12 March 2024
  • Time: 18:00
  • Location: WDR Funkhaus, Klaus-von-Bismarck-Saal
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    • Deutsch
    • Englisch

Two celebrated debuts that spent weeks on the best-seller lists; two coming-of-age stories about growing up in difficult family circumstances. 22 Lengths by Caroline Wahl (voted favorite book by the… This text was shortened for this overview. Follow the more-link to read the full text.

More information about the event 22 Lengths and Paradise Garden – Caroline Wahl and Elena Fischer conquer the best-seller lists

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  • Date: Tue. 12 March 2024
  • Time: 19:30
  • Location: BALLONI-Hallen
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It has been a hundred years since the collapse of the ailing Ottoman Empire and the founding of the Republic of Turkey, which was supposed to become a radically modern state. There was… This text was shortened for this overview. Follow the more-link to read the full text.

More information about the event Can Dündar, Seán McDonagh and The Cracked Bridge Over the Bosphorus Strait

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  • Date: Tue. 12 March 2024
  • Time: 19:30
  • Location: Volksbühne am Rudolfplatz
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    • Deutsch
    • Englisch

Devid Striesow, known for TV shows “Tatort” and “Bella Block” plus countless movies, is one of Germany’s most successful actors. At this event he descends into the catacombs of dread, encountering creepy cl… This text was shortened for this overview. Follow the more-link to read the full text.

More information about the event When candle flames flicker – deliciously chilling texts. With Devid Striesow

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  • Date: Tue. 12 March 2024
  • Time: 19:30
  • Location: Flora Köln
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She is South Korea’s most important literary voice and her novel “The Vegetarian” became an international best seller in 2016. “After reading just a few sentences, you know you won’t be the same person by… This text was shortened for this overview. Follow the more-link to read the full text.

More information about the event Sentences that worm their way into your dreams – Han Kang’s Greek Lessons. With Nina Kunzendorf

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  • Date: Tue. 12 March 2024
  • Time: 20:00
  • Location: Brunosaal
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    • Deutsch
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A freedom fest! This is precisely what Elke Heidenreich, Reinhold Joppich, Mario Di Leo and Luca Di Leo plan to celebrate. Finally, a follow-up to the legendary “Amore, Amore” evening held at lit… This text was shortened for this overview. Follow the more-link to read the full text.

More information about the event Viva la libertà – long live freedom! An Italian evening with Elke Heidenreich, Reinhold Joppich, Mario Di Leo and Luca Di Leo

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  • Date: Tue. 12 March 2024
  • Time: 20:00
  • Location: Theater am Tanzbrunnen
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It has been more than six years since musical group Kettcar released its last and most important album, “Ich vs. Wir”. The Hamburg-based band has announced it will go on tour this coming spring. Cou… This text was shortened for this overview. Follow the more-link to read the full text.

More information about the event Telling stories in songs. Craig Finn (The Hold Steady) meets Marcus Wiebusch (Kettcar)

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  • Date: Tue. 12 March 2024
  • Time: 21:00
  • Location: WDR Funkhaus, Klaus-von-Bismarck-Saal
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    • Deutsch
    • Englisch

Every third day, a woman in Germany is killed by her partner or ex-partner; every day there are attempted murders. One woman in three experiences violence at some point in her life. These are… This text was shortened for this overview. Follow the more-link to read the full text.

More information about the event Silent violence! Asha Hedayati, Christina Clemm and Teresa Bücker battle against misogyny

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  • Date: Wed. 13 March 2024
  • Time: 18:00
  • Location: BALLONI-Hallen
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Maren Kroymann und Anne Will, two outstanding German television personalities, are leaving behind their familiar medium this evening. In their exclusive and as-yet-unnamed book club with a membership… This text was shortened for this overview. Follow the more-link to read the full text.

More information about the event Maren Kroymann and Anne Will read a book

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  • Date: Wed. 13 March 2024
  • Time: 18:00
  • Location: WDR Funkhaus, Klaus-von-Bismarck-Saal
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The proceeds of the event will benefit: Blue-Yellow Cross. German-Ukrainian Association e.V.

Writer and photographer Yevgenia Belorusets (“Lucky Breaks”, “War Diary”) is one of the most important Ukrainian voices of our time. In February 2022, she lived through Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in Kyiv. … This text was shortened for this overview. Follow the more-link to read the full text.

More information about the event Modern Animal, with Yevgenia Belorusets and Barbara Auer

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  • Date: Wed. 13 March 2024
  • Time: 19:00
  • Location: DEG - Deutsche Investitions- und Entwicklungsgesellschaft
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After her highly praised and multiple prize-winning debut, “Otto”, Dana von Suffrin now presents her second outstanding novel. In Nochmal von vorne [“Once More From the Beginning”], Rosa finds that losing … This text was shortened for this overview. Follow the more-link to read the full text.

More information about the event Once More From the Beginning – Dana von Suffrin on Jewish life between Munich and Tel Aviv

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  • Date: Wed. 13 March 2024
  • Time: 19:30
  • Location: COMEDIA Theater, Roter Saal
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Hard to believe, but Detective Inspector Jennerwein is on vacation! In a fitness hotel! He is supposed to take advantage of the healing waters, bouldering and hiking to relax – but he has no idea t… This text was shortened for this overview. Follow the more-link to read the full text.

More information about the event Water treatments, bouldering and herbal hikes: Inspector Jennerwein takes a vacation. With Jörg Maurer

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  • Date: Wed. 13 March 2024
  • Time: 19:30
  • Location: Brunosaal
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Denis Scheck has this to say about Timon Karl Kaleyta’s debut novel “Die Geschichte eines einfachen Mannes” [The Story of a Simple Man]: “A dazzlingly written, entertaining and intelligent German novel i… This text was shortened for this overview. Follow the more-link to read the full text.

More information about the event Timon Karl Kaleyta and Wolfgang M. Schmitt hope for healing

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  • Date: Wed. 13 March 2024
  • Time: 20:00
  • Location: COMEDIA Theater, Grüner Saal
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And wherever I was, I only ever met people and never ‘refugees’.” In her book Zeit der Zäune [“The Age of Fences”], Katja Riemann, one of Germany’s most famous actresses, reports on places of refuge that she has… This text was shortened for this overview. Follow the more-link to read the full text.

More information about the event “Time does not stand still, not even behind fences or when you are fleeing.” Katja Riemann and Harald Welzer on places of refuge

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  • Date: Wed. 13 March 2024
  • Time: 20:00
  • Location: Volksbühne am Rudolfplatz
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What’s left when your father slips through your fingers? Mr. Kiyak, an amazing storyteller, gets cancer and wants to die. But he has a daughter, and an impressive one at that. She takes r… This text was shortened for this overview. Follow the more-link to read the full text.

More information about the event The Age of Losses – Mely Kiyak and Daniel Schreiber say farewell

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  • Date: Wed. 13 March 2024
  • Time: 21:00
  • Location: BALLONI-Hallen
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After early stage appearances as a 14-year-old drummer, wild years as a professional musician in the 1970s and 80s, work as an electronics salesman and initial (not always glorious) attempts at… This text was shortened for this overview. Follow the more-link to read the full text.

More information about the event Books of my life – Atze Schröder tells all

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  • Date: Wed. 13 March 2024
  • Time: 21:00
  • Location: WDR Funkhaus, Klaus-von-Bismarck-Saal
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Helga Ursula “Uschi” Glas is a fixture on German TV screens. In the 1960s, she acted her way into the hearts of millions of viewers as Apanatschi in the “Winnetou” movies, before appearing in great classic… This text was shortened for this overview. Follow the more-link to read the full text.

More information about the event I Was Never a Baby – with Uschi Glas

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  • Date: Thu. 14 March 2024
  • Time: 18:00
  • Location: BALLONI-Hallen
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Ever since the withdrawal of Western troops from Afghanistan, Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and the Hamas attack on Israel, it has become clear that the previous world order has come to an end. How w… This text was shortened for this overview. Follow the more-link to read the full text.

More information about the event Joschka Fischer and Herfried Münkler on a world in upheaval and the future geopolitical order

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  • Date: Thu. 14 March 2024
  • Time: 18:00
  • Location: WDR Funkhaus, Klaus-von-Bismarck-Saal
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The life of Reinhold Beckmann’s mother, Aenne, was marked by loss. She became an orphan at the tender age of five. She had four brothers, who all died in the war. And yet her life was a successful o… This text was shortened for this overview. Follow the more-link to read the full text.

More information about the event Reinhold Beckmann on Aenne and Her Brothers. With Mariele Millowitsch

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  • Date: Thu. 14 March 2024
  • Time: 18:00
  • Location: Stadthalle Köln
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Danish best-selling author Jens Henrik Jensen presents Pilgrim, the sixth book in his thriller series featuring Niels Oxen, a former elite solider. Oxen has survived weeks of imprisonment and vicious… This text was shortened for this overview. Follow the more-link to read the full text.

More information about the event Oxen’s Sixth Case – with Jens Henrik Jensen and Dietmar Wunder

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  • Date: Thu. 14 March 2024
  • Time: 19:00
  • Location: Brunosaal
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    • Deutsch
    • Englisch

The event lasts approx. 150 minutes including a break

The literary salon “Writers’ Thursday”, hosted by journalist Rainer Schmidt in Berlin above the legendary restaurant Borchardt, has long been one of the hottest tickets in the capital’s literature scene. … This text was shortened for this overview. Follow the more-link to read the full text.

More information about the event A “Writers’ Thursday Special” with Charly Hübner, Inga Humpe, Tommi Eckart, Westbam, Stefanie Sargnagel, Helene Hegemann, Hendrik Bolz and live music by 2raumwohnung & Drangsal

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  • Date: Thu. 14 March 2024
  • Time: 19:00
  • Location: Theater am Tanzbrunnen
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When professional soccer player Thomas Hitzlsperger came out as a homosexual in 2014, it was a milestone in the battle against homophobia. His book Mutproben [“Tests of Courage”], co-written with Hol… This text was shortened for this overview. Follow the more-link to read the full text.

More information about the event Tests of courage with Thomas Hitzlsperger

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  • Date: Thu. 14 March 2024
  • Time: 19:30
  • Location: COMEDIA Theater, Roter Saal
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Adored today by readers worldwide, Katherine Mansfield (1888-1923) was unpopular during her lifetime. Born in New Zealand, she came to London at the beginning of the twentieth century with the goal… This text was shortened for this overview. Follow the more-link to read the full text.

More information about the event Live and Let Live. Michaela Karl and Anna Thalbach on Katherine Mansfield

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  • Date: Thu. 14 March 2024
  • Time: 19:30
  • Location: Kulturkirche Köln
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Mia Couto is one of the most exciting voices in African literature. Born in Mozambique to Portuguese parents, he joined the liberation front against Portuguese occupation and experienced firsthand… This text was shortened for this overview. Follow the more-link to read the full text.

More information about the event The Literary Salon: Guy Helminger and Navid Kermani With Mia Couto

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  • Date: Thu. 14 March 2024
  • Time: 20:30
  • Location: Stadtgarten
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    • Deutsch
    • Portugiesisch

Heatwave in Paris. At night, people lie sleepless in sweaty t-shirts under their zinc roofs. Should they put the air conditioning on? Or will that just make it all worse? The author begins to panic.… This text was shortened for this overview. Follow the more-link to read the full text.

More information about the event Land Sickness – Nikolaj Schultz and Luisa Neubauer on our responsibility for the future

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  • Date: Thu. 14 March 2024
  • Time: 21:00
  • Location: BALLONI-Hallen
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    • Englisch

It has been more than 30 years since the Berlin Wall came down, but German unity is overshadowed by a growing rift in society. Dirk Oschmann asks what it means to be stamped with an East German… This text was shortened for this overview. Follow the more-link to read the full text.

More information about the event Nothing new in the east? With Dirk Oschmann and Jessy Wellmer

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  • Date: Thu. 14 March 2024
  • Time: 21:00
  • Location: Stadthalle Köln
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“The Reader” brought him worldwide fame, and his subsequent insightful and intelligent novels have always been best sellers. Bernhard Schlink’s new book, The Late Life, is an impressive work about letti… This text was shortened for this overview. Follow the more-link to read the full text.

More information about the event Bernhard Schlink and The Late Life

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  • Date: Thu. 14 March 2024
  • Time: 21:00
  • Location: WDR Funkhaus, Klaus-von-Bismarck-Saal
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Die Lesung der deutschen Textstellen übernimmt Davina Donaldson, an Stelle von Anja Herden.

Booker prizewinner and best-selling author Bernadine Evaristo (“Girl, Woman, Other”) employs brilliant wit to recount a virtually untold chapter of history. The heroine of the novel The Emperor’s Babe … This text was shortened for this overview. Follow the more-link to read the full text.

More information about the event London, 211 A.D. Bernardine Evaristo and Anja Herden on a modern girl in an ancient world

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  • Date: Fri. 15 March 2024
  • Time: 17:00
  • Location: Kulturkirche Köln
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    • Deutsch
    • Englisch

“Humans have the ability to imagine the future in such detail that they can create it,” says the political scientist, military strategist and futurologist Florence Gaub. And that is a message full of hop… This text was shortened for this overview. Follow the more-link to read the full text.

More information about the event Future: An Instruction Manual. With Florence Gaub and Frank Schätzing

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  • Date: Fri. 15 March 2024
  • Time: 18:00
  • Location: Theater am Tanzbrunnen
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His adventure novels “White Fang” and “The Sea-Wolf” made him a legend. The settings of his books ranged from the Klondike to the South Pacific. But his path to becoming a celebrated author was arduous… This text was shortened for this overview. Follow the more-link to read the full text.

More information about the event Outdoor enthusiast, animal lover, socialist! Paul Ingendaay and Charly Hübner on Jack London

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  • Date: Fri. 15 March 2024
  • Time: 18:00
  • Location: WDR Funkhaus, Klaus-von-Bismarck-Saal
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It’s time for the next round of the lit.COLOGNE Debut Prize! For the 14th time, we present to you the three best debuts of the spring. As a prize, the winner takes home the Silver Pig, donated by R… This text was shortened for this overview. Follow the more-link to read the full text.

More information about the event Beginner’s luck! The lit.COLOGNE Debut Prize 2024 with Kaleb Erdmann, Mirrianne Mahn and Katrin Schumacher

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  • Date: Fri. 15 March 2024
  • Time: 19:00
  • Location: Friedrich-Wilhelm-Gymnasium, Aula
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John Irving describes Nathan Hill as the “best new writer of fiction in America.” After his internationally celebrated debut novel “The Nix”, Hill has now released his second book, Wellness, a moving and cle… This text was shortened for this overview. Follow the more-link to read the full text.

More information about the event Wellness – love in modern times. With Nathan Hill and Devid Striesow

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  • Date: Fri. 15 March 2024
  • Time: 19:30
  • Location: Brunosaal
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    • Wheelchair friendly + toilets Available
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    • Deutsch
    • Englisch

Right-wing extremist violence has been a problem for a long time – and particularly so in recent years. As radical political parties find success in Sweden, Italy, and with the AfD in Germany, r… This text was shortened for this overview. Follow the more-link to read the full text.

More information about the event Logic of Fear – struggle and yearning at the center of society. Stephan Anpalagan and Peter R. Neumann on right-wing extremism

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  • Date: Fri. 15 March 2024
  • Time: 20:00
  • Location: Kulturkirche Köln
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The craziest stories come from your neighbors! Good neighbors, bad neighbors. Allotment garden neighbors. Roommates. Neighborhood projects. New neighbors. Loud neighbors. Secretive neighbors. People… This text was shortened for this overview. Follow the more-link to read the full text.

More information about the event Neighbors: A User’s Manual Martin Hyun and Wladimir Kaminer

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  • Date: Fri. 15 March 2024
  • Time: 21:00
  • Location: Theater am Tanzbrunnen
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Queer people get mocked and harassed, not just by right-wing extremists, but also in mainstream society. The challenges and violence they face are increasing around us, with a return to talk of… This text was shortened for this overview. Follow the more-link to read the full text.

More information about the event Queer life – An intervention with Carolin Emcke

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  • Date: Fri. 15 March 2024
  • Time: 21:00
  • Location: WDR Funkhaus, Klaus-von-Bismarck-Saal
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In this upside-down world, many people like to talk about the apocalypse, paint a bleak picture, sing laments and abandon all hope. But Cordula Stratmann and Bjarne Mädel are not those people! After … This text was shortened for this overview. Follow the more-link to read the full text.

More information about the event EVERYTHING WILL BE FINE! Cordula Stratmann and Bjarne Mädel search for optimism

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  • Date: Sat. 16 March 2024
  • Time: 18:00
  • Location: Theater am Tanzbrunnen
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In this upside-down world, many people like to talk about the apocalypse, paint a bleak picture, sing laments and abandon all hope. But Cordula Stratmann and Bjarne Mädel are not those people! After … This text was shortened for this overview. Follow the more-link to read the full text.

More information about the event ADDITIONAL EVENT: EVERYTHING WILL BE FINE! Cordula Stratmann and Bjarne Mädel search for optimism

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  • Date: Sat. 16 March 2024
  • Time: 21:00
  • Location: Theater am Tanzbrunnen
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Everybody wants to grow old, but nobody wants to be old. It’s an absurd contradiction that causes real suffering. How can we learn to accept aging as best we can? Is it possible to grow old and live a… This text was shortened for this overview. Follow the more-link to read the full text.

More information about the event “We should simply breathe and be grateful.” – Growing old with Elke Heidenreich

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  • Date: Sat. 16 March 2024
  • Time: 18:00
  • Location: WDR Funkhaus, Klaus-von-Bismarck-Saal
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When a writer thinks about what is true and, above all, thinks about violence and how it damages people, one must also talk about the violence of the climate crisis. What is the role of factual… This text was shortened for this overview. Follow the more-link to read the full text.

More information about the event What Is True - On Violence and Climate With Carolin Emcke and Luisa Neubauer

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  • Date: Sat. 16 March 2024
  • Time: 18:00
  • Location: Stadthalle Köln
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A museum is a place of history, technique and scholarship. It is home to paintings and works of art that want to be looked at. But what happens if we turn our gaze away from the exhibits and towards… This text was shortened for this overview. Follow the more-link to read the full text.

More information about the event What’s Up, Tintoretto? Oliver Rohrbeck and Nina Gummich read from old masters and new talents

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  • Date: Sat. 16 March 2024
  • Time: 19:00
  • Location: Friedrich-Wilhelm-Gymnasium, Aula
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Almost no biographies are straightforward. Disruptions often shape our lives. A departure comes at the beginning of a new phase, a severance can either be painful or freeing. Disruptions influence… This text was shortened for this overview. Follow the more-link to read the full text.

More information about the event OffSpring Award 2024 – “Disruptions” A competition for young writers With Helene Bukowski and Anneke Kim Sarnau

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  • Date: Sat. 16 March 2024
  • Time: 19:30
  • Location: BALLONI-Hallen
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In fin-de-siècle Munich, all the Bohemians gather at the seances of Albert von Schrenck-Notzing. The young baron tirelessly investigates mysterious phenomena, above all ectoplasms: structures that … This text was shortened for this overview. Follow the more-link to read the full text.

More information about the event Ectoplasm, seances, apparitionists! Jan Schomburg and Maria Schrader on the Possibility of a Miracle

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  • Date: Sat. 16 March 2024
  • Time: 19:30
  • Location: Kulturkirche Köln
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Jörg Hartmann is one of Germany’s most talented character actors. He performs on the nation’s greatest stages, makes movies and embodies the stubborn and engaging Commissioner Faber in the Dortmund vers… This text was shortened for this overview. Follow the more-link to read the full text.

More information about the event Jörg Hartmann’s declaration of love for the Noise of Life

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  • Time: 21:00
  • Location: WDR Funkhaus, Klaus-von-Bismarck-Saal
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There are autobiographical traces throughout the works of Wolfgang Herrndorf. There is no picture he painted, no cartoon he drew, no book he wrote in which he did not process his experiences since he… This text was shortened for this overview. Follow the more-link to read the full text.

More information about the event “I don't make any mistakes” – Tobias Rüther and Sandra Hüller on Wolfgang Herrndorf

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  • Time: 21:00
  • Location: Stadthalle Köln
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When his family flees the civil war in Georgia in 2010, Saba’s mother remains behind. It is not until years later that his father has enough money to go and look for her. But he then disappears in T… This text was shortened for this overview. Follow the more-link to read the full text.

More information about the event Hard by a Great Forest. With Leo Vardiashvili and Florian Lukas

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  • Time: 17:00
  • Location: Kulturkirche Köln
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Fanny Liane Wilhelmine Sophie Auguste Adrienne Countess Reventlow was born at Husum Palace in 1871. She fled to Munich, started calling herself Franziska and, as the “scandal countess”, became the cit… This text was shortened for this overview. Follow the more-link to read the full text.

More information about the event The Bohemian Countess – Maria Schrader reads Franziska zu Reventlow

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The jury of the German Non-Fiction Prize 2023 described the winning book, “A Farm and Eleven Children”, as “an inspiring example of innovative history writing”. This excellent work by historian Ewald Frie is… This text was shortened for this overview. Follow the more-link to read the full text.

More information about the event A Farm and Eleven Children – Ewald Frie and Bärbel Schäfer bid farewell to life on the farm

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  • Location: WDR Funkhaus, Klaus-von-Bismarck-Saal
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For the fifth time, young, talented authors are working on their exciting literary pearls in our Remix! series. You could almost say they’ve become “seasoned pros” at this literature business. It’s time fo… This text was shortened for this overview. Follow the more-link to read the full text.

More information about the event Remix! 5 – My life as an artist. Annette Frier and Michael Kessler give us a glimpse into the most spectacular text workshop in Germany

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  • Time: 17:00
  • Location: Stadthalle Köln
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When life and the world fall apart, important questions come up: When and why did the downfall begin? Did the Barnes family’s difficulties begin when their lucrative car business started to go d… This text was shortened for this overview. Follow the more-link to read the full text.

More information about the event The Bee Sting – Paul Murray and Peter Lohmeyer on a tragicomic family saga

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It’s spring and the village of Three Pines is reemerging after a harsh Quebec winter. But not everything buried should come alive again. Not everything lying dormant should reemerge... Louise Penny i… This text was shortened for this overview. Follow the more-link to read the full text.

More information about the event Canada’s queen of crime fiction Louise Penny, Gerd Köster and a new case for Chief Inspector Gamache

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  • Time: 20:00
  • Location: WDR Funkhaus, Klaus-von-Bismarck-Saal
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John Niven (“Kill Your Friends”) is one of the most important and provocative voices in contemporary British literature. His latest book, O Brother, breaks new ground: It is an autobiography and lit… This text was shortened for this overview. Follow the more-link to read the full text.

More information about the event O Brother – With John Niven and Thorsten Nagelschmidt

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  • Time: 20:00
  • Location: Kulturkirche Köln
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“Bin nebenan – Monologe für zuhause” [“I’m next door – Monologues for at home”] is a collection of 12 episodes about people and their attempts to furnish a home. The colors mint green and light blue to ward off da… This text was shortened for this overview. Follow the more-link to read the full text.

More information about the event Even more monologues for at home – with Bjarne Mädel, Angelika Richter and Matthias Brandt

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  • Location: Stadthalle Köln
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Die Rückerstattung aller über myticket erworbenen Tickets erfolgt automatisch. Wenn Sie Ihr Ticket an einer unserer Vorverkaufsstellen gekauft haben, wenden Sie sich für die Erstattung bitte bis zum 26. März 2024 direkt an die Stelle.

He is one of the world’s most successful best-selling authors. His books have won many prizes and have been published in 45 languages and 120 countries. Many of his thrillers have been adapted to f… This text was shortened for this overview. Follow the more-link to read the full text.

More information about the event Encore: Carl Mørck and the final case for Department Q – With Jussi Adler-Olsen and Peter Lohmeyer

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  • Date: Tue. 26 March 2024
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Karl Ove Knausgård is one of Norway’s most important literary voices. The six volumes of his autobiographical novel series “My Struggle” were a global sensation. Now, the third volume of his wide-r… This text was shortened for this overview. Follow the more-link to read the full text.

More information about the event Encore: Entrance into The Third Kingdom – with Karl Ove Knausgård and Thomas Loibl. Book premiere

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  • Location: Flora Köln
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Israel is at war. For Israel, the terror attack by the radical Islamist group Hamas is the greatest catastrophe in recent decades and a preliminary tragic climax in the longstanding conflict. Since… This text was shortened for this overview. Follow the more-link to read the full text.

More information about the event Israel in Danger – Avi Primor on a nation in a state of emergency

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What would have happened if you hadn’t made that decision but instead a different one? What if you had defied expectations? And wouldn’t it be nice if you could try out a life before you really live it?… This text was shortened for this overview. Follow the more-link to read the full text.

More information about the event Encore: Saša Stanišić - If the Widow Would Like to Be Spoken To, She Places a Watering Can on the Grave With the Spout Facing Forward.

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Er ist einer der bekanntesten und einflussreichsten Köche und Gastronomen weltweit und verfasste 9 Kochbücher, die alle zu Bestsellern wurden. Nach seinen bahnbrechenden Erfolgskochbüchern „Simple“ und „F… This text was shortened for this overview. Follow the more-link to read the full text.

More information about the event Yotam Ottolenghi: The Comfort Tour.

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  • Time: 19:30
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