German Federal Agency for Nature Conservation (BfN)


Nature Writing - Sabine Scho

Author Sabine Scho draws her inspiration from the Isle of Vilm

Photo: Holtmann

Vilm, 12.06.2019 From Mid-June, the writer Sabine Scho will be inspired by the wild nature and graceful beauty of the Isle of Vilm for a total of three weeks. The writing visit is part of the German Prize for Nature Writing and is donated by the Federal Agency for Nature Conservation (BfN).

The German Prize for Nature Writing 2018, endowed with 10,000 euros, was awarded for the first time to two creative minds simultaneously by the publishing house Matthes & Seitz Berlin in cooperation with the Federal Agency for Nature Conservation: Sabine Scho and Christian Lehnert share the award. Sabine Scho is now the first to begin her three-week writing stay on the Isle of Vilm. She was born in Ochtrup in 1970 and was awarded the Anke Bennholdt-Thomsen Prize of the German Schiller Foundation in 2012, a Grenzgänger Fellowship of the Robert Bosch Foundation and a Travel Fellowship of the Kunststiftung NRW in 2018, as well as a Fellowship of the German Academy Rome Villa Massimo for 2019. Her most recent poetry collections are "Album" and "farben" and "Tiere in Architektur" by Kookbooks.
Sabine Scho will read from her works on the Isel of Vilm at 19:45 on 20 June. She will be accompanied by the duo Common Contrasts, consisting of Kathrin von Kieseritzky on saxophone and Heiner Frauendorf on accordion.
Tickets can be reserved by telephone at 038301 - 86138 or by e-mail at A further reading with musical accompaniment is planned at a later date during Christian Lehnert's writing stay. (Photo: Holtmann)

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