Thomas Wohlfahrt is the founding director of the Literaturwerkstatt Berlin. He has been in charge since 1991.
A doctor of literature and music, he has initiated and directed major international projects such as Literature Express Europe 2000, the lyrikline.org website and the Poesiefestival Berlin.
Wohlfahrt is a member of many national and international organisations and is curator and adviser for various international literature and art programmes.
The ZEBRA Poetry Film Festival is the result of one of his own ideas and he is chairperson of the competition jury.