One Person – One Event – One Joy Roger Willemsen

Archive Opening

Roger Willemsen (1955–2016) became known as a writer, publicist, essayist, film producer and literary scholar and reached a mass audience as a television presenter and on stage. His social commitment to Afghanistan continues to have a lasting effect today. Willemsen’s artistic estate in the Archives of the Akademie der Künste reflects the multifaceted nature of his work and shows how much writing was always at the centre of it.

Friends and companions Insa Wilke, Jürgen Hosemann, Nadia Nashir and Julia Wittgens recall and reveal their very personal views of Roger Willemsen as a person. A showcase exhibition provides an insight into the extensive estate.

A benefit event for the Afghan Women’s Association and the Roger Willemsen Foundation.

Thursday, 18 Nov 2021

7 pm



Welcoming address: Werner Heegewaldt

Introduction: Gabriele Radecke

Reading: Matthias Brandt

Talk with Jürgen Hosemann, Nadia Nashir, Insa Wilke and Julia Wittgens

In German

€ 6/4


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