This event celebrates the 50th anniversary of the twinning of Tübingen in Germany and Durham City, bringing together two writers to reflect on each other’s cultures and to share the work they created inspired by their experiences.
Marcus Hammerschmitt is a German author, journalist and photographer. His work ranges from essays to young adult fiction and poetry. Durham Book Festival commissioned him to spend ten days exploring Durham and to write about his impressions of our region.
In this event he’ll be joined by emerging poet Jasmine Simms, who has recently spent several months as poet-in-residence at the University of Tübingen. Jasmine is a graduate of Durham University and her new pamphlet, Like Horses, has already received
plaudits from Clare Pollard and Helen Mort.
Chaired by Dr Caitríona Ní Dhúill, Durham University
Supported by the British Council