This summer the audience is invited to join us at the poolside in TROPEZ for a series of live readings and poolside chats with writers, poets and artists. Literature has the means to help us escape, reimagine the world anew, or offer bold new ways to engage with the world. It's empathy building. It's also fun. Between weekly interactions with the Tropez live webcam, BDP and TROPEZ produce Empathy When - the TROPEZ Writing Podcast! We will be recording the conversations of John Holten with his guests Dani Arbid, Samantha Bohatsch, Alan Murrin, Mitch Speed, Musa Okwonga, Elif Saydam, Jasmine Reimer, Adam Fearon, and Anna Szaflarski for the public to enjoy socially distanced storytelling!
For the seventh edition of Empathy When, we are delighted to welcome Musa Okwonga, whose upcoming book In The End, It Was All About Love, has just been announced. Holten has first read parts of the book on Instagram and was immediately taken by it. Part memoir, part poetry; part self-help guide to life in this unique city; Okwongas book is a look at memory, dating, sexuality, and more. In his reading he'll probably touch on why Berlin is not Germany and how to take joy where you can and how to eat cake. Musa Okwonga is a Berlin-based writer, broadcaster and musician. The co-host of the Stadio football podcast, he has published one collection of poetry and three books about football. His work has appeared in publications, like Africa Is A Country, Die Zeit, The New York Times, and The Economist.
Broken Dimanche Press is a European press interested in all aspects of books within the wider discourses of contemporary art and literature. It is committed to operating beyond and across national borders and language regions. Ten years after its founding in 2009, the publishing house, which has published over 70 titles and organised numerous exhibitions and events, started a Writers' Prize. BDP is based in Berlin.
Broken Dimanche Press podcast series at TROPEZ is part of REALITY.