Poets and Speakers

Dr. Thomas Wohlfahrt

Shahnaz Munni © Goethe-Institut

Foto: Goethe-Institut / Andrea Fernandes
Dr. Thomas Wohlfahrt Dr. Thomas Wohlfahrt is the director of the Haus für Poesie in Berlin. He has studied German Language and Literature as well as Music at the Martin-Luther-University in Halle/Wittenburg and completed his post-doctoral thesis in 1985. As founding director of the Haus für Poesie, he has been responsible for leading about 100 events every year in areas such as Arts, Politics, Economics and Science as well as for art productions in Literature, Dance, Music, Visual Arts: among others the ZEBRA poetry Film Festival since 2002. He also initiated the poetry website lyrikline.org in 1999 and the first Berlin Poetry Lecture 2016.