Where? Schwanenwik 38, 22087 Hamburg
Read more here: www.literaturhaus-hamburg.de
Wintertime – just the right season for hot tea, fluffy blankets and a thick book.
Those of you who aren’t satisfied with merely reading books alone, wrapped up at home may enjoy Hamburg’s Literaturhaus. Situated close to the Alster, the white building might seem a bit posh at first glance. In fact you might come across some middle-aged, carefully dressed couples, draped in pearls, if you go to one of the numerous readings, but the Literaturhaus caters for all those who wish to learn. The so called “Schreiblabor” for instance is a workshop for young people who want to improve their writing skills and style with the help of two young authors. You can join Poetry slams or the “irgendwie komisch” events, which are satirical or humorous readings with authors like Martin Sonneborn and Heinz Strunk. Climbing up the stairs under the eyes of dozens of photos of T. C. Boyle and the like, you will find a cozy café and a bookstore that round out the atmosphere and make the Literaturhaus the perfect place to spend a snowy afternoon.