Category: Projects

Worldwide Reading for Edward Snowden on 8th September 2014

The international literature festival berlin (ilb) and Lepsiushaus Potsdam are calling for a worldwide reading to mark the 100th anniversary of the beginning of the Armenian Genocide on 21 April 2015. On 6th June 2103 the Guardian published the first of a long series of articles exposing the extent of

Worldwide Reading for Li Bifeng on 4th June 2013

In light of the continuing imprisonment of Li Bifeng, the international literature festival berlin (ilb) is calling artists and intellectuals, schools and universities, radio and TV stations, theatres and other cultural institutions to join us for a worldwide reading in solidarity with Li Bifeng to take place on the 4th

Worldwide Reading for Pussy Riot on 12th December 2012

In the past weeks the Russian judiciary has missed the chance to end the infamous prosecution of Pussy Riot. The sentence in the first instance as such, and the fact that there was a trial at all, is a disgrace! It is another example of how Putin’s system is trying

Worldwide Reading against the Assad Regime on 23rd April 2012

The international literature festival berlin (ilb) invites intellectuals, authors and artists, cultural institutions, schools and universities, radio- and television channels to participate in a worldwide reading on April 23rd 2012, the World Book Day. With the reading and a minute of silence the dead shall be commemorated, solidarity with the

Worldwide Reading in Memory of Heinrich von Kleist on 21th November 2011

The international literature festival berlin (ilb) and the German Heinrich von Kleist Society are calling for cultural institutions, schools, radio stations and anyone who is interested to organise a worldwide reading of the works of the German author Heinrich von Kleist on 21 November 2011, the 200th anniversary of his

Worldwide Reading for Liao Yiwu on 4th June 2010

The international literature festival berlin (ilb) calls for cultural institutions, schools, radio stations and interested parties to participate in a worldwide reading of prose and poems by the Chinese author Liao Yiwu on June 4th 2010. This day is the anniversary of the massacre at Tiananmen Square in Beijing in

Worldwide Reading for Democracy and Freedom in Iran on 16th September 2009

APPEAL The international literature festival berlin (ilb) is appealing to cultural institutions, theatre, radio stations, and interested parties to participate in a worldwide reading of the Ayatollah Montazeri’s fatwa on the 16th of September. The aim of the coordinated events and campaigns will be to express unmistakable solidarity with the

Worldwide Reading in Memory of Mahmoud Darwish on 5th October 2008

The international literature festival berlin (ilb) is appealing for a worldwide reading of Mahmoud Darwish’s poetry on 5 October 2008. The activities accompanying this event are designed not only to honour the poet’s body of work but also his commitment to promoting peaceful and fair coexistence between Arabs and Israelis.