Writers in residence

Friday, 21st October 2016
Panel discussion with Lena Gorelik | Chaired by: Maike Albath

Residence programmes have become a key feature of the German cultural sector. Away from their native country, these schemes give artists much more than just a roof over their heads. Lena Gorelik, an author from Munich, spent six weeks in Iceland this summer within the scope of a residency. Although she didn’t see any trolls or goblins there, she experienced many surprising encounters nevertheless, as well as finding new inspiration.

Lena Gorelik, who came to Germany with her family from St. Petersburg as a child, knows how important being abroad can be for one’s own creativity. But is it enough to spend six weeks in a strange country to allow you to view your own environment differently? How long do you remain a foreigner? The author discusses this with journalist, literature critic and author Maike Albath (Berlin).
Language: German
Cooperation: Goethe-Institut, ARTE
Friday, 21.10., 2.00 - 2.30 pm
ARTE Stand, Hall 4.1, D 10