Frankfurt's literature Festival: dogs would buy books

The little dog runs through the city. It is roaming around. As the Hessian literature forum, which has been hit by the Corona Lockdown as hard as all the cultur

Frankfurt's literature Festival: dogs would buy books

The little dog runs through the city. It is roaming around. As the Hessian literature forum, which has been hit by the Corona Lockdown as hard as all the cultural operators. And now on the search for a way out of the crisis. "Wander" has called Björn Jager, the Festival with the dogs Logo, with whose help he in the middle of August four days of events, take the opportunity, which had to be in the past few months. To is guest he's in the Haus am Dom, in the case of friends, have more space, because the currently applicable rules of hygiene in the literature forum itself, only a few visitors.

Florian Balke

culture editor in the Rhein-Main-Zeitung.

F. A. Z.

The little stray Festival-the dog will probably catch the eye on the gift bags, the Jager and his colleagues will present the participating authors. Filled with a bottle of disinfectant. Because that's the way she looks, the well-being experience, the diligent organizer of their writers in this Corona year: a replacement for the possibly of the accommodation forgotten Sterillium.

And yet. A Festival. "There will be no normal in the sense that they work together a long time," says Jager. But at least a goodbye. With guests, friends, literature: "I've missed that terribly." Authors, publishers and readers lived eventually of encounters. And he himself is pleased to present stuff in front of an audience, he's great: "What has carried me, was the lively exchange with the authors." Some of them should arrive in the past few months, from abroad, from 13. to 16. August, but for reasons of time, travel lock, or caution do not look over. German authors, on the other hand, has titles filled up with hunters in mind, the Festival program with the first Autumn.

literature again

The 1981 in Wetzlar-born literary scholar, the counts since 2009, the staff of the financially-by the Land of Hesse carried-out literature forum, and since 2016 directs, take has canceled the entire Rest of the season at the end of March – earlier and more decisively than others: "for Me, it was too sensitive. I didn't want to wait and see how this develops.“ Now he has, according to the Streaming pioneer deeds of the Frankfurt Roman factory, which allowed in June, even as the First visitors to their events, a decisive way to the resumption of the still quite depressed literature holding up.

During the lock downs, deliberate Jager, as he was able to catch up with the spring to block the fall. The Festival idea was born, supported by the Frankfurt Department of culture. With her it goes into the heart of a time, in the literary and never otherwise something is wrong: the last four days of the Hessian summer holidays, where many of Frankfurt from the holidays are back and in the summer it offers, something.

About conspiracy theories, poetry and prose

First of all, Jager was planning the Festival together with the colleagues from the Mousonturm, in whose third floor is the office of the literature forum has a beautiful stage, so it does in normal times than in the evening, meeting room service: "Then the restrictions of the country." Distance, a certain number of square metres of space for each Person. Suddenly, nothing went to the forest Schmidt road, because of the spacious theater hall of the artists house is waiting for the Festival envisaged days, it would have had to take place instead of three smaller halls. So the image of the Stromerns in addition, the Jager will take up again in the autumn, when he plays with his events in addition to Frankfurt's houses. The from him because of their festival experience, hired a cultural Manager Silke Hartmann provided the contact to the house at the Dom, she knows from the urban Fair "Open Books" perfectly.

Updated Date: 30 July 2020, 16:19

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