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Katrin Eckert
Katrin Eckert

Katrin Eckert
Director
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Katrin Eckert has been the director of the Literaturhaus Basel since 2008, and the managing director of the LiteraturBasel Association since 2012. From 2010 to 2021 she was also responsible for the International Literature Festival BuchBasel (since 2020 as co-director together with Marion Regenscheit). She studied German, history and literature in Zurich and Berlin. Among other things, she was programme director and managing director at Pendo Verlag. Prior to that she worked for literary agencies in London, and in editing and PR for various publishing houses.

Annina Niederberger
Annina Niederberger

Annina Niederberger
Co-Programming and Production
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Annina Niederberger studied German philology and sociology at the University of Basel and Humboldt University, Berlin. From 2011-2015 she worked in the German Department of the University of Basel, and from 2014-2015 she co-developed and built up the subject portal Language and Literature Studies Switzerland. Since 2015 she has worked at the Literaturhaus Basel, where, since 2017, she has been responsible for programme production and PR. From 2019 to 2021, she was production manager of the Basel International Poetry Festival.

Maria Marggraf
Maria Marggraf

Maria Marggraf
Secretariat, Rentals and Poetry Festival Assistant
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Maria Marggraf studied Hispanic, English and Latin American Studies in Berlin and Havana. In 2020 she completed a traineeship at Lenos Verlag in Basel. Since February 2021, she has been responsible for PR, digital communication and customer care at LITERATURSPUR Basel and offers literature walks and lectures. At the Literaturhaus, she is in charge of the secretariat and rentals and is involved in the International Poetry Festival Basel. She also writes poetry and lyrical prose.

Anna Chatzinikolaou
Anna Chatzinikolaou

Anna Chatzinikolaou
Assistant Programme Production and Production Management Poetry Festival
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Anna Chatzinikolaou studied German language and literature, international literature and literary and cultural theory at the University of Tübingen. She is currently a member of the PhD programme in Literary Studies at the University of Basel, where she is completing her doctorate on the topic of "Disease in contemporary German literature". Since August 2020 she has been working as an assistant for programme production & PR at the Literaturhaus Basel, and since 2021 she has also been the production manager of the International Poetry Festival Basel.

Alice Weniger
Alice Weniger

Alice Weniger
PR Assistance
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Alice Weniger completed a commercial apprenticeship, followed by a traineeship at Limmat Verlag. She is now studying German philology and gender studies at the University of Basel. She is on the board of the Literaturhaus Wyborada, St. Gallen and until autumn 2021 ran its literature blog. Since the summer of 2021, she has been working as a festival assistant at the literature festival BuchBasel and became part of the Literaturhaus Basel team at the beginning of this year.

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