(c) Lennart Lofink

As the Center for Literature, we make literature tangible and open up our places - Burg Hülshoff, Haus Rüschhaus, the Lyrikweg and the Digitale Burg - to become places of open dialogue and encounter.

To this end, we are developing new forms and formats that enable participation in the institution and in the literary world. And that's where you come in: because we don't just want to present the program to you, but develop it together with you.

We shorten the distance between the artists who sit on stage and read and the audience who listens. In order to create a place for exchange, you, the audience, get to talk to the artists. Together, new projects are created that revolve around texts and their connections to other arts.

It is not necessary to be an expert on literature or especially on Annette von Droste-Hülshoff to participate.

So come along! Your ideas about text, art and social discourse - from your perspective - are what counts.

Together we will ask ourselves: How can we open our places to all those who are interested in live literature? How can we create a lively forum for reading together? How can audience members and artists work together?

In open dialogues, thoughts emerge about what participatory spaces can look like. And in the next step, these will also be implemented.

We want to open these spaces in the analog and the digital. So you are invited to participate from any place and to celebrate literature in its different forms with us, to read along, to write along and to invent with us a poetics of the audience.

You can participate either within the Young Castle for those between the ages of 6 and 18, or with the Reading Citizens for anyone 18 and older .

Participation is free for everyone!