Theme Read My World 2023

Festivaltheme 2023

A word, a fleeting glance, a touch: they are the smallest movements that can give you shivers. Goosebumps rising on your skin, an exciting tingling in your stomach, the flash of an unexpected thought in your brain.

In a world full of adrenaline, where we hold our breath when we open the newspapers and scroll numbly through our social media feeds in search of recipes for comfort, action, and self-care remedies, Read My World explores this year, through the work of poets, writers, and musicians, what collectively gives us the shivers. Because ultimately, it is these tremors, these small impulses that inspire us, give us insight, and can ultimately move us to greater deeds.