"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.
In 2020 the Schamrock Festival presented their events in the whiteBOX in Munich from October 23-25, despite the difficult conditions. The program had to be adjusted to the changing developments right up to the end, but they were able to present all invited poets. Notably the arrangement of the festival had to be adapted to the circumstances. Only a small audience was allowed, and they chose a hybrid form, with stage readings and performances, streaming and pre-produced films, supplemented by live online conversations. The program was compiled and presented in real time, so the festival retained its live character on site as well as online.
"A crazy effort that can only be undertaken by those who are passionate about their art. This, in turn, can be felt on both channels live and online, even if a live experience cannot be replaced by a stream" (Süddeutsche Zeitung).
The Schamrock Festival
Biennial Festival featuring Women Poets, Performers and Musicians - 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. In readings, performances, discussions, workshops and publications, women authors explore the question of which positions women take in poetry and in the world.