“It will be an imponderable festival in turbulent times – but most importantly: it will take place!“, wrote the Süddeutsche Zeitung announcing the 5th Schamrock Festival of Women Poets in 2020 with a major interview with the festival organizers. That was and still is anything but normal in these times.
“Poetry is a powerful tool for expressing emotions and stimulating new thoughts, not only in times of uncertainty and social change. The Schamrock Festival offers the poets a visible stage to present the topics important to them and has established itself as a stable network for international exchange“, wrote the festival’s patron, Michelle Müntefering, Minister of State for International Cultural Policy in the Foreign Office.
To our great joy, we were able to hold our events in the whiteBOX in Munich from October 23-25, despite the difficult conditions. Our program had to be adjusted to the changing developments right up to the end, but we were able to present all invited poets.
Volha Hapeyeva took part in the festival on 25 October with her new performance „SO WÄCHST DAS GEDÄCHTNIS“ [This is how the memory grows].