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Literature at the Volksbühne in June 2018

In June the Volksbühne presents Best of Spree vom Weizen on the main stage, as well as a staged reading, a literary Late Night Show, and a literary journey from the Oliven und Asche anthology on Israeli occupation policy in the Roter Salon:

Amnesty International
Olives and Ash – a literary journey into the occupied territory of Palestine
with Lili Zahavi, Faten El-Dabbas i.a.
Wednesday, 6 June 2018, 8 pm
Volksbühne Roter Salon
Admission: 8 €/ 6 €

Three young German-Israeli-Palestinian artists read excerpts about Israeli occupation policy and the human rights violations involved. The post-reading discussion focuses on biographical accounts of the conflict caused by Israeli occupation policy, infusing abstract human rights with life.More info


Best of Spree vom Weizen: the poetry slam show and literary bag of surprises
Wednesday, 8 June 2018, 8 pm
Volksbühne main stage
Admission: 14 €/ 10 €

This is where the jewels of poetry slam perform literary mischief; not against each other, but alongside one another. The audience goes up against the poets in the game of fiction and truth. And apparently, apparently there will also be rap, punky electro-lyricism and a real snow king. Or is that just a rumour? One can never know in advance, and afterwards it’s hard to tell if any of it was real. Four out of five doctors recommend this event. More info

Spree vom Weizen: Felix Lobrecht, Till Reiners, Julian Heun & Wolf Hogekamp
DJ: Ernesto Linares
Guests: Dota (Singer-songwriter, Team Heun & Sons (the reigning German-speaking Team Winners of Poetry Slam 2018)

C-60 – The read mixtape / Volume 1: Love
staged reading with Christin Nichols, Janet Stornowski and Ursula Wagenburg
Saturday, 16 June 2018, 8 pm
Volksbühne Roter Salon
Admission: 8 € / 6 €

The actresses Christin Nichols, Janet Stornowski and Ursula Wagenburg, as well as a special guest, present a mixtape together with a songwriter – a mixtape that’s read, without music, reduced to its essence – the text. That which remains is poetry, a journey through pop culture, a film without pictures. More info


Kabeljau & Talk
Literary Late Night Show with Benjamin Quaderer, Malte Abraham and Chris Möller
Wednesday, 20 June 2018, 8 pm
Volksbühne Roter Salon
Admission: 8 €/ 6 €

For one evening, author Benjamin Quaderer allows exclusive insight into his as-yet-unfinished manuscript and invites two experts with first-hand experience of data-theft and witness protection programmes to respond to it. In a fast-paced interplay of conversation, reading and performance, this evening opens up new perspectives on the next great novel. More info

Presenters: Malte Abraham, Chris Möller
Director: Martin Waldmann


Irina Scherbakowa
The Hands of My Father – a Russian family story
Reading and discussion with the author
Moderator: Alfred Eichhorn
Friday, 22 June 2018, 8 pm
Volksbühne Roter Salon
Admission: 8 €/ 6 €

Historian and journalist Irina Scherbakowa tells the story of her Jewish-Russian family – from pogroms through the October revolution to the years following the Soviet Union, it’s an epic Russian family story over the entire 20th century. More info


Tickets for all literary events are available at the Volksbühne box office, by telephone on +49 (0) 30 2406 5777 and online at Please contact the press office at or by telephone on +49 (0)30 24065 610 with press ticket and interview requests, or with any other questions.

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