Hello Nyana,

today is the first day of our “getting to know each other”. I´m really looking forward to the coming weeks. So, let me say a few things about what I´m going to do.

In the following weeks I will collect impressions of the writing scene Bremen. I will visit a lot of readings, meet writers, take a look inside of important literature institutions and will give you short reports about places, persons, networks and events, which are connected to the local literature scene. There will be many interesting events throughout the month of January, especially the Bremen literature week (Literarische Woche Bremen) from the 15th till 27th will promise a lot of exciting readings with national and international writers. Furthermore you can follow events with local authors like the presentation of the two winners of the author-scholarship Bremen (Bremer Autorenstipendium), who will read from their awarded texts on the 28th.

I will not only write some short reports, but also I will take pictures, record audio-sound clips and maybe a couple of short videos. I will give you links to other online-platforms, blogs or videos, that are connected to the writing scene of Bremen.

If you want to get a first impression of the city, here´s a link to a short video:

If we talk about Bremen & literature, there is a fairy tale that maybe you should know: The Bremen Town Musicians of The Brothers Grimm. Although the four animals have never reached the city, Bremen is famous for this fairy tale. Enjoy the cartoon:)

Have a nice weekend. See you soon.

Jens