Euroregion Elbe/Labe

Select Czech Republic: Tereza Semotamová - In the closet (Ve skříni)

Reading and discussion with the author and translator on April 21, 2020 at 7:30 p.m. in the Dresden Central Library


A young woman wanders through the family jungle and haunts the end of a relationship, constantly trying to escape the torrent of everyday life. She moves from the Czech Republic to Germany and travels to London, where she plunges into the nightlife. She fantasizes about a bank job and looks for a job as a coach driver. We read of bursts and outbursts of toxic loves and strange therapy sessions. Desperate by her unsuccessful attempts to integrate, she finally makes a radical decision: She moves into a wardrobe. Sensitive and with a lot of humor, Tereza Semotamová tells of the absurd search for your own path in a world in which nobody knows exactly where to go.

Tereza Semotamová (* 1983 in Boskovice) is a prose writer, publicist and translator. She studied screenwriting and dramaturgy at the Janáček Academy for Music and Performing Arts, German studies at Masaryk University in Brno and completed her doctorate with a dissertation on German radio plays from the 1950s. She writes radio plays, features and columns, translates German-language literature into Czech, teaches and works for the German-Czech platform já-du.

Photo: Richard Klíčník

The reading will take place on April 21st at 7.30 p.m. in the Dresden Central Library (in the Kulturpalast, Schlossstrasse 2). Admission is free.

A cooperation between the Euroregion Elbe / Labe, Dresden City Libraries, the Czech Literature Center and the Czech Center Berlin. Under the auspices of the Consul General of the Czech Republic in Dresden, JUDr. Markéta Meissnerová.