"Eagerly awaiting your message"

6/20/24 in Rostock

© Gefundene Briefe – letters found

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  • Thursday, Jun 20, 202417:30 - 19:30 clock
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People with and without a history of migration read their own letters. Event for World Refugee Day on 20.6. in Rostock and Stralsund

Letters to the families at home, stories or poems: On the occasion of World Refugee Day, participants with and without a history of migration will present their texts on June 20, 2024 at 6 pm.

They will talk about their experiences in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, their flight, hopes and wishes. The readings will take place simultaneously in Rostock and Stralsund. The texts will be read that were written during the workshops of the "Gefundene Briefe - letters found" project.

One of the authors is Mofida Ankir. She comes from Syria. In her letter, she addresses an "unknown German". She talks about both good and bad experiences in her new home country. She talks about her experiences with racism, her escape from Syria, her family, whom she hasn't seen for a long time, and how she wishes to be accepted for who she is: "Treat me with a little more love and acceptance, even if you only pretend to. I just want to finally be able to imagine a German wishing me a good morning full of love and acceptance." She ends her letter with the greeting: "Eagerly awaiting your message."

In Rostock, participants in Omid Naghavi and Parvaneh Azizi 's workshop series present their texts. They met for several months at the Waldemarhof in Rostock. The result is very personal texts in Persian, which have been translated into German and will be read bilingually in the evening by the authors and performers from the Rostock theater group "Freigeister". The event will be accompanied by Amir Asadi, a well-known Iranian setar player.

In Stralsund, the participants wrote texts in Ukrainian, Arabic, Farsi and German. Stralsund residents who have responded to these texts with their own letters and will also be reading them. These texts were also written during several workshops at the adult education center in the Hanseatic city. These texts will also be read bilingually.

The event is part of the "Found Letters" project. You can find more information about the project here.
Here is the full press release for the event

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Admission free

Venue:

20.6. at 18:

00 at the

Literaturhaus Rostock, Doberaner Straße 21, 18057 Rostock
20.6. at 18:00 at the Kreisvolkshochschule Vorpommern-Rügen, Tribseer Damm 18437 Stralsund

Contact:

Friedrich Brockmann
Project management "Gefundene Briefe - letters found"

Gefundene Briefe - letters found
Burgwall 15
18055 Rostock

Phone: +49 162 199 39 15
Email: friedrich.brockmann@literaturrat-mv.de


 

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Event dates
  • Thursday, Jun 20, 2024 17:30 - 19:30 clock
Event Location

Literature House Rostock (in the Peter Weiss House), Doberaner Straße 21 , 18057 Rostock

Doberaner Straße 21
18057 Rostock


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