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Folk Horror: Thomas Hardy, the 1970sand the Fear of the Ordinary

Dear fans of folk horror, dear all!

We are pleased to announce a guest lecture by Prof Robert Edgar (York St John University):

Thomas Hardy, the 1970s and the Fear of the Ordinary

Monday, 10th June

at 14.30


What are the Medical Humanities? Current Trends and Future Developments

We are delighted to announce the interdisciplinary workshop “What are the Medical Humanities? Current Trends and Future Developments.”

If you are interested in discovering the fascinating world of Medical Humanities, the latest trends and exciting future developments in a lively in-person (and online) event, feel free to join us.

Date: Friday 8th March 2024
Location: Room 00.073, Building 23.21, Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf.

Free in-person registration here

Access workshop online here
Meeting ID: 923 1063 8974
Passcode: 217335

Registration deadline: 25 February 2024
For any queries, feel free to contact me at 

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Düsseldorf x Reading – International Poetry Workshop 2024

Modern English Literature & Reading Libraries & International English Library

International Poetry Workshop 2024
Explore the power of poetry and unleash your poetic talent!

Saturday, March 16 · 2:30 - 5:30pm
International English Library
Mecumstraße 10 40223 Düsseldorf

Book your ticket now to reserve your spot!

Whether you're a seasoned performer or a newbie, this FREE event is for everyone between 18 and 25 years old who wants to express themselves creatively in the world of spoken word.
The International Poetry Workshop project is being run by the International English Library Düsseldorf,in collaboration with Reading Libraries and Heinrich-Heine-University Düsseldorf.

The goal of the project is to bring together spoken word enthusiasts from Reading and Düsseldorf, encourage literary exchange and collaboration, and promote the arts.

In Phase 1, you will have the opportunity to learn the craft of poetry from a renowned poet in a workshop setting. Start or improve your own poems, develop your poetry skills and gain confidence in expressing yourself creatively through interactive exercises and group discussions. There will be one workshop held in Düsseldorf and a parallel workshop run in Reading.

Workshop in Düsseldorf
Who: 18–25-year-olds based in and around Düsseldorf
When: Saturday, 16 March 2024, 14:30 - 17:30
Where: International English Library, Mecumstraße 10, 40223 Düsseldorf

Immerse yourself in a vibrant atmosphere among like-minded individuals who share your passion for poetry. Connect with local fellow poets, exchange ideas in a safe space, and receive valuable feedback to enhance your craft. Whether you're looking to compete in future slams or simply want to improve your poetic abilities, this workshop is the perfect platform to nurture your talent.

Book your ticket now to reserve your spot!

During Phase 2 (in the three to four weeks after the workshop), you are encouraged to write and polish your poems and submit an (amateur) video of yourself reciting one of them (max. 3 minutes).

A final online presentation event in mid- to late April will see participants from both Reading and Düsseldorf come together to experience and discuss the brilliant poetry showcase to come out of the project.

Don't miss this incredible opportunity to be part of the Reading x Düsseldorf – International Poetry Workshop 2024. Register now, get the date in your diary and get ready.

We can't wait to see you there!

Giles Abbott - The Storyteller Within

The Storyteller Within
Eloquent, compelling, captivating;
This is you when you release your inner Storyteller.
Join Giles Abbott to find out how.


Tue, 21 May, 2024
1 pm – 2 pm


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