Letters without Borders

1.9.2011 - 31.12.2012
Batman, Diyarbakır, Mardin, Trabzon, İstanbul, Berlin, Dortmund

LesArt. Festival (Dortmund), BART_Batman Culture and Arts Association (Batman)
Coordinators: Klauspeter Sachau, Yavuz Ekinci

The project was designed as a platform enabling the exchange of ideas between two writers each from Batman and Dortmund on topics from the fields of history, geography and everyday life. The meeting of writers that began with Ralf Thenior’s visit to Batman, continued with the participation of writers Yavuz Ekinci and Serkan Türk from Turkey to the annual LesArt. Festival in Dortmund in November. In addition to the meetings, the selected writings of authors involved in the project were translated into Turkish and German and compiled in two separate books. Reading events held with the participation of the writers of the Freitext and Ada magazines who carried out the TANDEM project in the field of literature helped these publications to meet the reader in Istanbul, Berlin, Trabzon, Dortmund, Diyarbakır, Mardin and Batman.

Supporting Institutions: Taranta Babu Literaturkaffeehaus (Dortmund), Batman Municipality (Batman), All Alçı (Batman).