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Ruhrpoeten "dicht?!"


The Ruhr poets are on a reading tour through the region’s cities with the best texts from the third Ruhr regional literature competition. A team of readers consisting of professional speakers, actors and musicians read at events in bookshops, libraries, theatres and – for the first time in 2015 – at the Ruhrtriennale. These texts by local authors are accompanied by a musician. Each of the evenings is introduced by one of the Ruhr poets.

Most of the texts are from the competition for writers with connections to the Ruhr region ‘dicht!?’. Those writers resident in the Ruhr area are included in the readings and given the opportunity to read their work in their home city.

Ruhrpoeten e. V. is a non-profit association based in Gelsenkirchen. Its members include writers, teachers of literature, publishers and editors, antiquarians, theatre directors, dramaturgs, librarians, educators, actors and students. Their aim is to promote literature in and about the Ruhr region. They have a particular interest in supporting young people’s interest in literature, students and young writers. 


With - Maja Beckmann, Helge Fedder, Sarah Meyer-Dietrich
Musician - Peter Eisold