Special Guests

Special Guests

Julian Heun © Goethe-Institut. Photo: Masimba Sasa JULIAN HEUN
Julian Heun is a writer and slam poet from Berlin, Germany. In March 2013, his first novel Strawberry Fields Berlin was published by Rowohlt Berlin.
Julian has been performing on slam poetry stages in and outside of Germany since 2007 and has been awarded several prizes: German Poetry Slam Champion (under age 20 category), three-time German runner-up (individual and team categories) and two-time Berlin Champion. In 2010, he won the Kleinkunstpreis Stuttgarter Besen and the same competition’s audience award. He has been a guest of the Goethe-Institut at international poetry festivals in Spain, Italy, Ukraine, Columbia, and the United States.
Julian is also the project manager at the Berlin Poetry Festival 2013. He organises and moderates the monthly Bastard Slam together with Wolf Hogekamp in Berlin-Kreuzberg and is part of the public reading series Spree vom Weizen as well as the spoken word ensemble Allen Earnstyzz.
Theresa Hahl © Edwin EmerlichTHERESA HAHL
Born in Heidelberg in 1989, Theresa Hahl has been active in the German spoken word scene since 2009, regularly hosts writing workshops and takes an innovative approach to interpreting and performing the spoken word.
In 2009 she placed third in the German Poetry Slam Championship for under-20s, after which she proceeded to compete in the semi-finals several times and the final in 2011. She was the slam poetry champion of Hessen in 2011 and runner up in the 2012 competition.
She is also the recipient of the Weiden Prize for Literature 2010 and the protagonist of the documentary Dichter und Kämpfer (Poets and Warriors), which celebrated its premiere at the Berlinale in 2012. In the same year, she was involved with the production and staging of the multimedia spoken-word-theatre piece Alles ist Wunderland (Everything is Wonderland) at the Casinotheatre Winterthur.
Moreover, she wrote and produced the on-stage radio play Die Tonbänder des Ignaz Euling (Ignaz Euling’s Tapes) together with Temye Tesfu, which was accompanied by the live-illustrator Mehrdad Zaeri and premiered in March 2013.
In addition to self-published material and hypertext projects, Theresa’s texts have been published by Reclam and Lektora.