Pandemic parables and fever fables: Stories of risk and recovery

Literature on the Situation

Wednesday, 28.10.2020
8:00 pm — 10:00 pm
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How does literature deal with real-life epidemics? Culture editor Jan Ehlert will address this theme with Martin Meyer, author of one of the first novels about the COVID-19 pandemic.

In cooperation with ZEIT-Stiftung Ebelin und Gerd Bucerius.

The event will be in German.


Greeting Stefanie Jaschke-Lohse, program management art and culture at the ZEIT-Stiftung
Participants Jan Ehlert, culture editor Martin Meyer, writer and former head of the feuilleton at NZZ
Reading Lisa Hagmeister, actress
Texts from Sophokles, Edgar Allan Poe, Romain Rolland etc.
Ticket 10 Euro / ermäßigt 8 Euro

Current guidelines

Due to the Corona Pandemic, Martin Meyer is unfortunately unable to enter Germany. We are glad that the event does not have to be cancelled, because Martin Meyer will visit us virtually and will be connected via video. Jan Ehlert and Lisa Hagmeister will be on site at the Bucerius Kunst Forum.

Please note that, in accordance with §7 of the legal regulations in effect as of 1 September 2020, organisers are required to record the contact details of all event participants for the purpose of tracing possible chains of infection. The contact details will be submitted to the competent authority on request and will then be destroyed after a four-week retention period. The Bucerius Kunst Forum will collect your details immediately before an event begins.

In view of the current infection situation, Hamburg’s SARS-CoV-2 Containment Ordinance may change at any time and may require the restriction or cancellation of events. Please check our website before attending an event about possible changes made at short notice.

Current Information

Event tickets will be available online at our Ticket-Shop or at the ticket office at the Bucerius Kunst Forum.


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