Speech to high school graduates of the Saarland

The speech to high school graduates has been organised jointly by the "Saarländischer Rundfunk", the Saarland Ministry of Education and in 2021, for the first time, the Peter und Luise Hager Foundation. This year, the event is entering its second round in this constellation - for the first time in the Silo at the Osthafen in Saarbrücken and at the same time as a prelude to the Osthafen Festival.

Every summer since 1999, known German-speaking authors have travelled to the Saarland for this event. Nora Gomringer, Herta Müller, Lukas Bärfuss, Anne Weber and Clemens Meyer have already taken on this task. The texts of their speeches have been published as books by the Conte Verlag (Saarland).

This year's speaker was Iris Wolff. With her speech "Do what you want!" she suggested to listen within and not to let oneself be led by other people's expectations or social role models. The poetry slammer and lyricist Clara Brill from Saarbrücken performed alongside the graduation speaker, and there were talks with the two authors, music, food and drinks. The event was opened by the Saarland Minister of Education, Christine Streichert-Clivot, Tilla Fuchs (SR) and Daniel Hager, CEO of Hager Group.

For more information, please see the website of the SR (only German). 

Photos: ©SR 


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