View of numerous open book pages lying next to each other.
© Patrick Tomasso
15. Sep 2019


Reading and discussion

Home as place or language? As utopia or rejection? Young German authors are invited to engage with the concept of "Heimat" in a four-part writing workshop. The results of the first workshop will be publicly presented in readings and discussions with Kurt Drawert and Dr. Julia Meyer on Sunday morning.


  • Holk Freytag, President of the Saxon Academy of the Arts
  • Dr. Achim Bonte, Director General of the Saxon State Library - Dresden State and University Library (SLUB)
  • Annekatrin Klepsch, Second Mayor and Deputy Mayor for Culture and Tourism

Introduction and moderation: Dr. Julia Meyer, Literary Scholar SLUB

The four-part workshop will be headed by Kurt Drawert, Dresdner Stadtschreiber 2018.

The writing workshop will take place on four weekends in Dresden at different locations. The first event will be held at the Saxon Academy of the Arts, further venues will be the SLUB TextLab, August-Bebel-Str. 18, 01219 Dresden and the German Hygiene Museum Dresden, Lingnerplatz 1, 01069 Dresden.

The dates

  • September 13-15, 2019
  • November 15-17, 2019
  • 14-16 February 2020
  • 8-10 May 2020

The final reading will take place on 9 May 2020.

An event in cooperation with the Saxon State Library - Dresden State and University Library (SLUB Dresden) and the Saxon Academy of Arts.