17 — 22 Januar 2019

Sony Center Berlin

Free Entry

17 — 22 Januar 2019

Sony Center Berlin

Free Entry
 

From January 17 to 20, 2019 literature-loving Berliners and their visitors can snuggle up in Mongolian tents made from wood and felt, and listen to “Stories in Yurts”. For the 18th year, the Sony Center invites listeners to readings with 30 authors, this time on the topic of “Communities – Roots and Change” raises a lot of questions: What is going to change? Where is the future taking us? The authors set out on a quest for answers, and they describe their experiences, ideas and observations. Readings from their latest books begin on the hour and last 30 minutes. On Thursday and Friday morning, the yurts are reserved for school and pre-school children. The Yurt Nighttime Special on Sunday is devoted exclusively to outstanding debuts.

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Please make a reservation from Monday to Friday from 10 to 17 hrs, starting on January 7, 2019.
 
 

Since 2002 “Geschichten in Jurten” (Readings in Yurts) has become a fixed event in the cultural life of Berlin.

 

Since 2002 “Geschichten in Jurten” (Readings in Yurts) has become a fixed event in the cultural life of Berlin. Every year in January the Sony Center at Potsdamer Platz is transformed into an unusual stage for readings. In the middle of the freezing Berlin winter, visitors are invited to listen to 100 different readings in two cozy and warm original Mongolian yurts. The topics of the readings are always different every year. Books by a total of up to 35 different authors ranging from non-fiction, novels, narratives, poetry, children’s books and books for young people are included in the program.

Due to the limited number of seats (approx. 50) a unique atmosphere is created in the yurt that enthuses visitors and authors alike. The audience sits in a circle on felt blocks and large cushions as the lights are dimmed.

Every reading lasts approx. 30 minutes, begins punctually on the hour and is accompanied by a moderator. After the reading, the audience can chat with the authors and have their books signed.

In a third yurt visitors can obtain information about the authors and the readings and can also book tickets for the different events. And the books can be bought directly in the small yurt bookstore too.

Admission is free.

 

Visitors can snuggle up in Mongolian tents made from wood and felt, and listen to “Stories in Yurts”.

 

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Directions & parking

The Sony Center at Potsdamer Platz can be easily reached by train and bus.

Potsdamer Platz Subway Station (Line U2) Potsdamer Platz Elevated Train (S-Bahn) Station (Lines S1/S2/S25) Bus Lines N2/200/M48/M85

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