British Council Literature Seminar in Germany has brought new literary voices from the UK to Germany for over 30 years. Since its beginnings the seminar has introduced in total about 200 contemporary writers from the UK to an audience of some 2000 participants.
In 2021 the Welsh Government is celebrating an exciting Wales in Germany season with numerous partners in Germany. After its strong focus on Scottish literature and the Scottish Literature Now! theme in Hamburg last year, the British Council Literature Seminar will feature contemporary writing from Wales at the Literaturhaus Stuttgart from 4 – 6 March 2021, in partnership with the Welsh Government, Literature Wales, and the cities of Cardiff and Stuttgart. The seminar will be chaired by Niall Griffiths and Dr Francesca Rhydderch, two renowned authors from Wales and we are excited to welcome Welsh writers Professor Richard Gwyn, Zoë Brigley, Manon Steffan Ros and Professor Charlotte Williams OBE for readings, discussions and workshops. Additionally, emerging Welsh writers Joao Morais, Richard Owain Roberts, Hanan Issa, Eluned Gramich, Alex Wharton and Ifan Morgan Jones will be featured through specially commissioned films.
Due to current circumstances, the seminar will take place in a fully digital format. The seminar will take place online via Zoom. The introductory event will start on Thursday 4 March at 18.30 CET and the closing event will take place on Saturday 6 March at 19.15 CET. The seminar will consist of two public readings, presentations by four further literary voices from Wales, two panel discussions and four author-led workshops.