Poetry Reading

Bettina Peterseil
Saturday, 10 March, 19.00 - 20.00

Bettina Peterseil grew up in Hamburg in the postwar era and exiled herself from Germany as a young woman to travel the world and seek ‘home’ elsewhere. In 1984 she emigrated to Ireland. She recently published her book, For Crying Out Loud: Voice of an Exile. This poetry collection comes at a time of global unrest, change and migration on a large scale. With her very intimate poetry she offers a personal account of the mindset of a self-imposed exile.

Most of Bettina's poems are written in English, though some are in her native German. She is interested in exploring the question of ‘where is home?’ with a German audience as well as with people from all over the world.