The sky in shades of blue. The Literaturportal Bayern connects the world of literature
The Literaturportal Bayern is an online platform for literature, hosted by the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek. Using the possibilities of the Internet, it opens a view onto a colourful literature landscape: Portraits of writers, personal papers, theme essays – the placement into context and interconnection of authors, institutions and events offers a common harbour to the literary life in the cities and regions. As a networked compendium of knowledge, the Literaturportal Bayern serves as a fund and a forum for experts and laypersons at the same time.
The Literaturportal Bayern offers its contents via highly diverse channels: via its website, the social networks Facebook and Twitter, its newsletter, but also a radio channel of its own, on "Literatur Radio Bayern".
A large number of important authors publish regular postings, for example in the portal's blog ("Journal"). In addition to book publications, readings and discussion evenings, the literature portal has also taken part in various literature projects, such as the smartphone app "Dichterwege – Auf den Spuren von Jean Paul" ("A poet's ways – Walking in the footsteps of Jean Paul") on the occasion of the 250th anniversary of the author Johann Paul Friedrich Richter (1763 – 1825) or the online experiment "Der gefundene Tod" ("Coming across death"), an "Internet novel" of the author Thomas Lang.
The literature portal is a venture managed in cooperation with the Monacensia library in the Hildebrand House, the literature archive and library of the city of Munich, accompanied by the Bavarian State Ministry for Sciences and the Arts and supported by the capital Munich.