The Schamrock Festival of Women Poets was founded by Augusta Laar. Since 2009 she is presenting in her Schamrock-Salon women poets in Munich and has established a singular forum for women poets. The first festival took place in 2012.
Together with Sarah Ines Struck she is organizing the second festival in October 2014.
born in 1955, lives in Munich and Vienna, artist, poet, musician.
Freelance teacher for poetry, perception and sound, f.e. German Goethe-Institute, Vienna Poetry School, Jeunesse Vienna, Wiener Festwochen Vienna Festival, House of Literatue Muich etc. Publications for anthologies, magazines and radio. Awards for electro-acoustic poetry and photography.
Directed the discussion series Poetry-Talk in Munich, Vienna and Luzern (CH) and founded With Judith Nika Pfeifer the experimental lyrics project viennapoetics. Electro-acoustic Poetry-Duo „Kunst oder Unfall (Art od Accident)“ with Kalle Aldis Laar.
weniger stimmen. Poetry, edition selene, Vienna 2004. Fanzines and CDs, Kunst oder Unfall I–IV. if you write a poem for me. Exhibition catalog 2010. 99 love poems. Poetry and 99 7“ records, GEDOK Munich 2012.
Founded the Schamrock-Salon of Women Poets in 2008 and in 2011 the Schamrock-Festival. (a more thorough biography can be found here)
born 1970 in Düsseldorf. Daughter of German writer Karin Struck, chairwomen of the Karin- Struck-Stiftung e. V. Lives in Munich since 1998 . Author, publisher and copywriter.
Magister Artium in German and Oriental literature and philosophy at the Christian-Albrechts-Universität Kiel.
She publishes poetry and prose. Her poetry debut „liebe geht durch die haut“ appeared in 2007. Many publications in anthologies. Participated in 2003 in Augusta Laar's mailart project „Madonna says ...“ and the crossart project „Die Bibliothek der Aphrodite (Aphrodite‘s Library)“ by cyprus-british artist Mary Plant.
As a publisher she heads the Storia Publishing House. As copywriter she creates and communicates ideas and texts for public relations and advertisments, intra-, internet and web 2.0. Since 2011 co-organiser and curator for the Schamrock Festival of Women Poets.
Her works include Im Bachbett des Schmerzes, Poetry, 2002; Wo auch ich zu Hause bin, Piper 1994/Allitera 2004; Türkei. Ein Reisebegleiter, Suhrkamp 2008 Translations: Istanbul war ein Märchen by Mario Levi, 2008, and Allahs Töchter by Nedim Gürsel, 2012
Regional focus: Turkey