Preview #1 Read My World 2018
This year’s edition of the Read My World festival, in the fall of 2018, is devoted to the literatures in and of Turkey. On 23 April, the two curators of the festival, Aylime Aslı Demir and Süreyyya Evren, will discuss some of their ideas for the upcoming edition of Read My World, and talk about their own work as writers, curators and activists in the current cultural and political climate in Turkey and Europe.
Preview #2 Read My World 2018
On this evening our curators will announce the shortlist of the 2018 festival!
PREVIEW #1 Turkey’s Turmoil
Three female Turkish writers address relevant topics such as freedom of opinion, diversity and migration, discussing them in the wider context of their country’s complex and rich history during a panel discussion moderated by Canan Marasligil.
PREVIEW #2 Read My World at Bijlmer Boekt!
The traditional Preview in the Bijlmer Parktheater on the eve of the new Read My World Festival!
Opening Night Read My World Festival 2018
The Official Opening Night of the Read My World Festival 2018. With all the writers, speeches and music from Karsu.
Read My World Revue
Young Amsterdam students present their own poems during a cheerful theater program, inspired on the work of the festival guests from Turkey.
What comes from Afar
In the Talkshow What comes from Afar young talented writers talk with Enis Akın and Karin Karakaşlı about literature, writing and presenting and reading literature.
Flâneuses: The Walk
A literary city walk with writers through the streets of Amsterdam North, a rapidly changing part of the capital.
Curator Filmselection: Fishbone
He goes to the same restaurant as he does each day for lunch. But today, he is served red scorpion fish... for the first time. Based on a short story by Sema Kaygusuz.
Curator Filmselection: Barjournal
A video that presents Barjournal project. The video 'Barjournal: A Journal That Seeing Itself As A Bar' was a project conceived by Burak Delier in collaboration with Taylan Kesanbilici, Emre Tansu Keten and Eylem Akcay.
A literary program about the streets of Istanbul, explored by the so called 'flâneuses' from Turkey and The Netherlands.
Remnants of a Square: Post Revolutionary Writing
Every revolution has his own square. But what happens when the tear gas pulls up? What are the remains of the revolutionary character of a square when the revolt is gone or done?
SOAPS! Part 1
How is it possible that even in Serbia "Halal Brad Pitt" Kivanc Tatlituk is admired? In this program we take a look at Turkish Television Soaps and there huge popularity world wide.
An Intimate Approach
A Turkish writer and an academic based in the Netherlands recite their written correspondence and investigate notions relating to intimacy and identity with regards to the Turkish author in the western literary world.
The Free Speech: a journalistic exchange
A journalistic exchange between Rasit Elibol and Ali Duran Topuz.
Queer it up!
In many places around the world LGBTQ+ rights are still under threat, and people need to find creative ways to express themselves. What strategies do writers, publishers, artists have to get their voices heard? A program with Aylime Aslı Demir, editor of KAOS GL Magazine.
The Press and Polarization
What can journalists and media do about polarization in Dutch and Turkish society? With Ali Topuz, Nadia Moussaid, Tan Tunali and Fréderike Geerdink.
Imagine Beyond Identities
Join writers Burhan Sönmez, Karin Karakaşlı and more as they share their journeys in and out of their identities, into their imagination.
We'll finish this Friday with 'An eclectic journey of obscure Turkish rarities' by dj collective Anadolu Ekspres! Dance in the Foyer till 1 AM!
Poëzie translation workshop
Discover the poetry of the Armenian-Turkish poet Karin Karakaşlı while exploring your own writing skills!
What influence does literature have on artists and their careers? A conversation with Nazmiye Oral, Sema Kaygusuz, Sevinc Çalhanoğlu and Carolina Trujillo!
HüzünProject: Inez Piso & Nihat Karataşlı
Instead of assuming what a dictionary states, Nihat Karataşlı and Inez Piso question the limits of language, translation and understanding in an ongoing expedition trying to find the meaning of a single word: Hüzün.
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Kismet seeks out the secrets behind the soaps, which while breaking taboos also count many strict Christians and Muslims among their loyal audience.
Zeki Müren Hotline (2016)
The Turkish variety artist Zeki Müren was a national phenomenon. After his sudden death in 1996 – a heart attack during a TV appaerance – he received a state funeral. Just how deeply Müren affected the lives of different people becomes clear with this interactive telephone hotline.
Poetry and the City
Join architect Cem Sorguç and poet Karin Karakaşlı to Istanbul and explore the city!
Read My World LIVE – festivalradio
During the festival radiomakers Cem Sorguç and Lisanne Snelders make LIVE radio and talk with guests and the audience.
An Intimate Approach
A Turkish and a Dutch writer are exploring the views on intimacy and identity during a live stage reading.
Sulukule Mon Amour (2016)
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Gizem and Dina are two young women in Sulukule, a district of Istanbul that is facing demolition. They dance in the streets and atop the ancient city walls with a torch raised triumphantly on high, burning colored smoke.
After a slamdunkin’ success last year, The Discomfort Zone returns for a second round. Six poets and their companions in one hour. With Sureyyya Evren, K. Michel en Rosa Schogt.
Recapturing the City
What is the importance of a city for the artist? And is the city still a safe haven for artists?