Sunday, 10:00 AM - 04:00 PM, Garden Room

Poetry slam is a literary sport, it’s a format that fills the seats of theaters and statiums, but it is one thing above all: an open stage. Available to anyone who has something to say. It doesn’t matter if you have been writing for some time now or just feel like trying something new. Prose or rhyme, introspection or obvservation, stream-of-consciousness stories or punchline poetry – everything is possible and everyone is welcome. In the workshop, we will have a look at how to come up with ideas, work in texts and talk about performing on stage.

Copyright photo: Pierre Jarawan


Temye Tesfu

Temye Tesfu is an author and performance poet. As such, they can be found in the German-speaking world and beyond; at literature festivals and in bars, in basements and at conferences. They are a founding member of the slam ensemble »Allen Earnstyzz« which was invited to Chicago to create a bi-lingual show with poetry slam inventor Marc Kelly Smith. In 2018, Tesfu was part of a writer’s residency in Ramallah on behalf of the Goethe institute. They have given workshops for several institutions, including the GRIPS youth theater, Heinrich Böll Foundation and the International Literature Festival Berlin.