Annual celebration of Lesebürger*innen

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Die Lesebürger*innen is an open club for anyone who enjoys literature!

Once a year, the Lesebürger*innen get together for a party. Over snacks and drinks, we celebrate the past year and look ahead to 2024.

Who are the Lesebürger*innen?
The Lesebürger*innen are a diverse group of people aged 18 and over with different interests who enliven the space between Burg Hülshoff - Center for Literature (CfL) and the audience and build bridges - between the programme and the audience, between text and other arts and also between the idea of participation in the literary world and the literary world. The Lesebürger*innen welcomes everyone who is interested in literature and the dialogue about it. There is no right and no wrong.

What do the Lesebürger*innen do?
The reading citizens sometimes work directly on the CfL programme, sometimes they create their own formats, record radio contributions, read and write together, get to know artists or create engaging digital spaces.
Participants can decide which formats they want to take part in: Whether they want to read together in the reading group, get directly involved in the program design or work freely on projects.
Time and again, the reading citizens ask themselves what literature means to them and how the arts affect them. After all, what expressive possibilities are there to capture the world in which we live?