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Poetry Slam and Literature at Wir sind Wien.Festival 2024

Event Archive, 2024

Poetry Slam and Literature at Wir sind Wien.Festival 2024

The Wir sind Wien.Festival (or We are Vienna.Festival in Englisch) will take place from June 1st to 23rd, 2024 across all 23 districts of Vienna and will present a diverse cultural program in extraordinary places – from parks to churches and castles.

On Sunday, June 2nd, 2024, the festival will be in the 2nd district (got it?). In addition to the Augarten, there will also be two events at the Kaiserwiese in front of the gates of the Wurstelprater: a Poetry slam and a pop picnic await you!

Poetry slam hosted by Katharina Wenty

Under the motto Cool Voices for a Hot Planet, the crème de la crème of the Viennese poetry slam scene will gather from 16:00 o’clock to counteract climate change with the full power of words. The walk here will be along rhyme chains and puns in the thematic triangle of people, animals and nature. The audience acts as a jury and evaluates the individual, self-written contributions of the language acrobats, which are presented within five minutes.

The winner of the poetry slam wins a golden flowerpot in which a plant seed is planted – as a symbolic act for the artistic growth of individuals and our shared responsibility for planet Earth.

Poetry Slam – Cool Voices for a Hot Planet
Sun, June 2, 2024
Time: 16:00 – 17:30 o’clock
Location: Kaiserwiese
Admission: free

Pop Picnic with Srdjan Knežević + Mascha Dabić + DJ Le Catt

At the Pop Picnic, Viennese authors read from their books and bring the appropriate music with them. From 17:30 o’clock, Srdjan Knežević and Mascha Dabić will read excerpts from their novels “The White Room” and “Friction Losses” on the Kaiserwiese. They also talk about migration and its complex aspects, how it affects health, material situation, but also the biography of an individual. They also discuss migration from a feminist and queer perspective.

DJ Le Catt is responsible for the musical accompaniment.

Pop picnic: Srdjan Knežević + Mascha Dabić + DJ Le Catt
Sun, June 2, 202
Time: 17:30 – 21:00 o’clock
Location: Kaiserwiese
Admission: free

In case of bad weather, both events will take place in the Flucc!

You can find all information about the We are Vienna.Festival 2024 on wirsindwien.com

We hope you enjoy the entertainment!


Fotocredit: Wir sind Wien.Festival