© Ulrike Draesner: Ulrike Draesner, Lukas Bärfuss: Claudia Herzog, Sarah Sandeh: Christian Hartmann, Malakoff Kowalski: Julija Goyd

With the Ruhrtriennale's dialogue and literature series at the Maschinenhaus Essen, the renowned Swiss author Lukas Bärfuss, together with prominent guests, delves into questions about the nature of man. Under the title »Human Nature – Literature, Music, Conversation«, the successful series of events will focus on the conceptual pairing of »nature and consciousness« for the third and this year's last time next Sunday, 11 September at 5 pm, the writer Ulrike Draesner with Lukas Bärfuss in a one-hour dialogue. On the same day, in the same place, follows the reading with the actress Sarah Sandeh at 7.30 pm, accompanied by the »jack-of-all-trades at the piano« Malakoff Kowalski.

There are still tickets both for € 17/12, discounted from € 6 (dialogue) and € 27/17, discounted from € 13.50 (literature) and for a »package price« of both events on the same day at 17 and at 19.30. All information can be found at www.ruhr3.com/natur

The cultural radio station WDR 3 plans to broadcast the recordings of the three-part dialogue series on »WDR 3 Forum« as part of the »WDR 3 Cultural Partnerships« on 11 September, 25 September and 2 October, each at 6.04 pm: www.wdr3.de