Theodor Fontane and Kurt Tucholsky already made the Prussian royal seat Rheinsberg accessible in their literature. Since 1995, the poets in residence have continued this tradition and have placed Rheinsberg on the intellectual map of Germany.
An overview of the previous poets in residence.
In January 2020 the book "Here Prussia should be nice. Fifty poets in residence of Rheinsberg invent a poetic province".
The singer and author Manja Präkels, who was born in Zehdenick / Mark, and lives in Berlin, is Rheinsberg's 53rd poet in residence from February to June 2021.
Manja Präkels studied philosophy, sociology and easteuropean history. She worked as a jounarlist an foundet the music bans" Der singende Tresen". In 2017 she published her debut novel "Als ich mit Hitler Schnapskirschen aß", wich was very successful.
»Poet in Residence«
Every year the museum awards the scholarship "poet in residence in Rheinsberg" to two authors. The authors find inspiration and peace for writing in a beautifully located apartment with a view of the castle park. The museum's own edition "Rheinsberger Bogen" presents the texts of the poets in residence in first publications.