Actress Katja Riemann, bestselling author and racism critic Tupoka Ogette, climate activist Luisa Neubauer or ex-soccer player Neven Subotic - visitors to the international literature festival Lit.Ruhr can look forward to a varied program this year. The 6th edition takes place from October 19th to 23rd in the district cities of Essen, Bochum, Gelsenkirchen and Oberhausen and presents many highlights of the book autumn.
Non-fiction books, a large children's and youth program and various themed evenings complete the Lit.Ruhr. On Wednesday, September 7th, the program with more than 60 events was presented in Essen's world heritage site Zeche Zollverein. Ticket sales also started.
The guests of the literature festival also include the actors Joachim Meyerhoff, Claudia Michelsen, Matthias Brandt and Annette Frier, journalists and writers such as Dunja Hayali, Elke Heidenreich, Cordula Stratmann, Knut Elstermann, Christoph Biermann, Jörg Thadeusz and cabaret artist Frank Goosen. Successful children's book author Paul Maar brings his new Sams adventure with him, reads, rhymes, tells stories and draws - all in the year of his 85th birthday.
Climate activist Luisa Neubauer celebrates her book premiere. In their book Against the Powerlessness, the front woman of the “Fridays for Future” movement and her grandmother, Dagmar Reemtsma, negotiate and process one hundred years of German and European history between the Nazi dictatorship and the climate crisis across generations.
A literary-musical highlight is to be a word-music collage by Matthias Brandt (voice) and musician Jens Thomas (voice and piano), with which they take up the story "Die Bergwerke zu Falun" by the important German writer E.T.A. dedicate to Hoffman.