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Picador at School

Picador Guest Professor Justin Torres presenting his workshop, photo: Reclam-GymnasiumJustin Torres and the pupils of the Reclam-Gymnasium in Leipzig, photo: Reclam-GymnasiumPhoto: Reclam-GymnasiumPicador Guest Professor Paul La Farge presenting his workshop, photo: Andreas LammPaul La Farge and the pupils of the Reclam-Gymnasium, photo: Andreas LammPhoto: Andreas LammPhoto: Andreas Lamm
Picador Guest Professor Justin Torres presenting his workshop, photo: Reclam-Gymnasium
Justin Torres and the pupils of the Reclam-Gymnasium in Leipzig, photo: Reclam-Gymnasium
Photo: Reclam-Gymnasium
Picador Guest Professor Paul La Farge presenting his workshop, photo: Andreas Lamm
Paul La Farge and the pupils of the Reclam-Gymnasium, photo: Andreas Lamm
Photo: Andreas Lamm
Photo: Andreas Lamm

Given the current political and social challenge, it is of great importance that democracies consistently declare and convey their values. An understanding of openness and the positive earnings of cultural diversity, shall be transferred to the younger generation. The authors of the Picador Guest Professorship are ambassadors of democracy and diversity at the school. The guest professors of the current term at the University of Leipzig conducts together with the teachers and students of the Anton-Philipp-Reclam-Gymnasium a creative writing workshop as a «Room for Opportunities». The workshop shall teach creative writing techniques focused on the theme "Democracy and Tolerance in Society".

First Picador at School Guest Professor is Justin Torres. Torres father has Puerto Rican roots, his mother Irish-Italian. He grew up in New York, where he lives today. In addition to being an author, he has worked as a teacher of creative writing and also as a bookseller.

The current Picador at School-Guestprofessor is Paul La Farge. His workshop at University of Leipzig is on 2nd December 2016.

Information

Paul La Farge
USA

Workshop
Workshop I: 2 December 2016
Workshop II: January 2017

Further Information
Homepage of the Picador Guest Professorship for Literature
Homepage Institute for American Studies Leipzig


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