Academy for the spoken word
The aim is to promote spoken language and poetry . Language remains the primary form of expression of personality . This priority persists despite the development of modern techniques of non-verbal communication . Because the voice is the direct means of communication.
The academy offers reading and storytelling series, speaking seminars and master classes, “literary excursions ” and literary events in public as well as in private. This includes in particular readings , recitations , musical-literary programs and experimental language games . Through this commitment by the Academy, the culture of free speech - across styles and literary epochs -, dialogue and discussion is conveyed. In addition, there are engagements with special commissioned work for official and non-official occasions.
Since 1996 there has been a cooperation with the State University for Music and Performing Arts, with which the Biennale "International Stuttgart voting days" is organized.