The literary festival will open with a performative staging that will attempt to establish a new cultural entity, the MEU. Authors, artists, and intellectuals of diverse backgrounds will sit at a round table and discuss the imaginative cultural and political structure of this union. This opening moment will enable the audience to step into a unique moment in time and space – engaging with the imaginary possibilities of sitting in Berlin today and thinking about a new literary space, a new unmapped cultural territory, a potential for a brand-new political option. We want the diverse Berlin audience to re-think their effect and impact on the situation happening in the Middle East today. For the full site