Poet in Residence

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.

Previous Poets in Residence

An overview of the previous poets in residence.

In January 2020 the book "Here Preußen should be nice. Fifty poets in residence of Rheinsberg invent a poetic province".

Online reading

23 June 2020, at 7:30pm

listen to the video: Ron Winkler, the 51st poet in residence

52. Poet in Residence

Widad Nabi

The poet and author Widad Nabi, who comes from Aleppo in Syria and lives in Berlin, will be Rheinsberg's 52nd poet in residence from July to November 2020.

Widad Nabi joined the opposition against Assad in Syria and had to flee to Europe in 2015.
She is a co-author of Weiter schreiben, a portal for literature and music from crisis areas. Her German tandem partner in the project is the writer Annett Gröschner (https://weiterschreiben.jetzt/kuenstlerinnen/autorinnen/widad-nabi/)

At the beginning of 2019, Sujet Verlag Bremen published her first book in German, "Frühling", a collection of poems about love, women's rights and exile.

Scholarship for literature

 »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.

Guiding principle of the museum

At the center of our work is collecting, preserving, researching, and presenting materials on the life and work of Kurt Tucholsky.
In accordance with our social task, we work actively with Tucholsky as a model for the spirit of tolerance and understanding.
By focusing on Kurt Tucholsky and the literary publications of the Weimar Republic, we place ourselves in the Enlightenment and democratic tradition that addresses the intellectual standards and everyday problems of modern humanity. The guideline of our activity is always the international ICOM code of ethnics for museums.


Annual letter 2019

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