CityReading 2024

Open-Air Reading Oasis

On the books, get set, go: This year, the LiteraTour will once again make a stop in Dessau and transform the marketplace into a large open-air reading oasis over four days.
On comfortable cushions, in deck chairs and hammocks, you can browse through the large selection of books in a relaxed atmosphere. There are more than 3,000 books to choose from, which can be read at will.

If that is not enough, you can look forward to a colorful program on our small stage for young and old. Great authors with funny and exciting stories are looking forward to their visit in our reading room.

Thursday, May 30

17.00 pm
“Pictures Abeze” by Joachim Heinrich Campe
a funny spelling play for the 250th anniversary of the Philanthropinum with artists from the Burgtheater Roßlau

18.00 pm
Opening by Robert Reck, Lord Mayor of the City of Dessau-Roßlau

Bibliophile highlight:
Bestselling author Tim Pröse reads “Saturday Night Heroes”

Friday, May 31

6.00 p.m.
“Fritzens Reise nach Dessau” by Johann Gottlieb Schummel
from the reading series for the 250th anniversary of the Philanthropinum with Silke Wallstein and Andreas Hillger

Saturday, June 01

4.00 pm
“Reise durch die Reibeisen” – reading on the well-known literary magazine, which is number 41 this year and continues its successful journey into its fifth decade of existence,
with Josef Graßmugg from the Europa-Literaturkreis Kapfenberg (Austria)

17.00 pm
“Encounters” – reading on the subject of encounters with like-minded people, dissenters, those who reject, those who are approaching, opportunists, oppositionists, art lovers, the indifferent…
with Hans Bäck from the Europa-Literaturkreis Kapfenberg (Austria)

Sunday, June 02

Sunday is family day. Families gather in the LeseWohnzimmer, where they can browse and fantasize. The right children’s and young adult literature can be found in abundance in the book towers. So let’s go!

Impression vom Stadtlesen auf dem Dessauer Marktplatz.

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