September 1st – 3rd 2023

This year too, the eLk festival is free, live, and outdoors. For the fifth time, we invite poets from Europe and beyond from September 1st to 3rd. In Cologne-Kalk, we welcome Tjawangwa Dema, Mátyás Dunajcsik, Asaf Dvori, Radna Fabias, and Meral Şimşek, among others. This year's focus is on "exile."

The exact program will be available here from August.

Mark the date in your calendar and come by.

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