Evenings of literature, conversation, dinner and wine.
‘A combination of fringe theatre, psychiatrist’s couch, conversazione society and flirtation parlour, the Peirene salon is unlike any other literary gathering. It was intellectually stimulating but full of laughter, argumentative but friendly, seriously focussed on the Novel but without forgetting the Wine. And Meike Ziervogel — gracious, beautiful and just slightly wicked — is the best salonniere since Madame Geoffrin in 18th century Paris.’ John Walsh, The Independent
23rd September 2017: Kerstin Hensel, author of Peirene No 24, Dance by the Canal
Growing up in Leibnitz, Gabriela’s father is a famous surgeon, her mother a respected society hostess. The girl, however, struggles to fulfil their expectations. A tragicomic satire from the heart of East Germany.
Kerstin Hensel was born in 1961 in Karl-Marx Stadt in the former East Germany and studied in Leipzig. She has published over 30 books: novels, short story collections, poetry and plays. She has won numerous prizes, including the Anna-Seghers prize as well as the Lessing prize for her entire body of work.
Doors open at 7.30pm. The evening starts with drinks, and the reading will commence at 8.15pm, followed by dinner and wine. Whiskey and coffee are served at 11pm.
Tickets for each salon: £15 for Peirene subscribers, £25 for non-Peirene subscribers.
We’re also offering an Under-25s ticket for this salon, at £15.
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Please note, we can not offer refunds for non-attendance or cancelled tickets.