“Expedition Poetry”: a travel with Heidelberg and Prague’s poets
Launched this month, “Expedition Poetry” is the first major inter-city cooperation between the Creative Cities of Literature of Heidelberg and Prague. In the framework of the Czech–German Declaration on the Mutual Relations and Future Development, a four-day translation workshop, held at the Goethe Institute in Prague from 8 to 11 November, has brought six poets – Anne Richter, Frank Barsch and Hans Thill from Heidelberg; Radek Malý, Václava Vartová and Wanda Heinrichová from Prague – to work together towards exchanging knowledge and deepening mutual understanding through the translation of their respective literary artworks in German and Czech.
The journey continues with a series of events, which will be held next month in both cities:
- 9 December – Literary evening, Theaterwerkstatt Heidelberg
- 10 December – Literary evening, Goethe Institute of Mannheim
- A bilingual publication is foreseen to be released in Czech and German to crystallized this literary partnership between Heidelberg and Prague.
To know more, contact:
Team UNESCO Creative City of Literature of Heidelberg