Program

  • Fri
    18
    Jan
    2019
    20:00Eintritt gegen Spende: 4-10€

    Lesung in englischer Sprache, Moderation: Traci Kim

    Literally Speaking is Berlin's fiction reading series that features local writers and the authors who inspire their stories. Each month, five writers share their original work, as well as an excerpt from an author of their choice that highlights the month’s theme. The excerpts aim to get everyone in Berlin’s literary community “on the same page.” It’s a way to see what’s catalyzing our local writers and bring us closer together through literature.

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  • Sun
    24
    Feb
    2019
    19:00Eintritt: 10 € / 8 € erm.

    An evening of physical poetry / Poesie-Konzert in englischer Sprache mit Shannon Sullivan, André Matov und Bernd Oezsevim

    © Aleksandar Pasar

    Language that hits like a fist, cuts like a razor blade, or exhibits the gentle tenderness of a slow caress. We press our nose up to the glass for a good look at a society balancing on the brink of (self-)destruction. The ancient myth of Icarus warns against excess. Our global culture has long since cracked the walls of moderation and melted them like wax. Overpopulation and isolation walk side by side, not speaking to each other.(more…)

  • Sat
    09
    Mar
    2019
    10:00 - 17:00Beitrag: 150€

    Workshop mit Madhvi Ramani und Mary Kelly

    Led by Madhvi Ramani, writer and editor (New York times, Penguin Random House), and Mary Kelly, playwright and actor (Nick Hern Books, Stinging-Fly Press).

    This is not a traditional creative writing workshop. You will use theatre and original writing techniques to connect your physical voice with your voice on the page. You will move, you will write, you will explore and expand your individual voice. For women who want to start to write, continue to write, or want to surprise themselves.

    Mary and Madhvi have twenty years combined creative coaching experience. Drawing from Madhvi’s background in creative facilitation (BBC) and Mary’s as an acting coach (The Opera Stage, Berlin and The Gaiety School of Acting, Dublin), they have developed a unique approach to creative writing for women.

    Note: This workshop is only open to women, trans and non-binary people. Places are limited to 10. Snacks and drinks will be provided.

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  • Tue
    09
    Apr
    2019
    20:00Eintritt frei

    Englischsprachige Lesung mit Mark Mayer und May-Lan Tan

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    The Berlin Writers' Workshop and Lettrétage present a reading with Mark Mayer and May-Lan Tan to celebrate the release of "Aerialists", Mayer’s debut short-story collection.

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  • Thu
    25
    Apr
    2019
    19:00Eintritt gegen Spende: 4-10€

    Lesung in englischer Sprache, Moderation: Traci Kim

    Literally Speaking is Berlin's fiction reading series that features local writers and the authors who inspire their stories. Each month, five writers share their original work, as well as an excerpt from an author of their choice that highlights the month’s theme. The excerpts aim to get everyone in Berlin’s literary community “on the same page.” It’s a way to see what’s catalyzing our local writers and bring us closer together through literature.

    Doors open at 7pm
    Reading starts at 7:30pm

  • Mon
    13
    May
    2019
    19:00Entrance free

    Vernissage and staged reading

    © Ralf Klingelhöfer

    On 18th March 2019 German author Christa Wolf would have turned 90.

    Lead by Birgit Dahlke (professor of Literary Studies at Humboldt University and head of the Christa and Gerhard Wolf Private Library Research Center), students of the Humboldt University discovered exciting motives in Christa Wolf's oeuvre that transcend time and space. Based on this work and together with graphic designer Martin Hoffmann they put up a surprising exhibition: Texts meet graphics, and Christa Wolf's poetic language takes on new forms.

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  • Mon
    20
    May
    2019
    19:30Eintritt frei
    Englischsprachige Lesung mit Teilnehmer*innen des Berlin Writer's Workshop, Moderation: Rebecca Rukeyser

    ©Pixabay

    The Berlin Writers' Workshop is proud to present their first workshop reading, featuring fiction, poetry, and essays produced in their classes by members of the Berlin Writers' Workshop community.

     

  • Sat
    25
    May
    2019
    10:00 - 17:00Beitrag: 150€

    Workshop mit Madhvi Ramani und Mary Kelly

    Led by Madhvi Ramani, writer and editor (New York times, Penguin Random House), and Mary Kelly, playwright and actor (Nick Hern Books, Stinging-Fly Press).

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  • Wed
    29
    May
    2019
    20:00Eintritt gegen Spende: 4-10€

    Lesung in englischer Sprache, Moderation: Traci Kim

    Literally Speaking is Berlin's fiction reading series that features local writers and the authors who inspire their stories. Each month, five writers share their original work, as well as an excerpt from an author of their choice that highlights the month’s theme. The excerpts aim to get everyone in Berlin’s literary community “on the same page.” It’s a way to see what’s catalyzing our local writers and bring us closer together through literature.

    Doors open at 7:30 pm
    Reading starts at 8:00 pm

  • Sat
    08
    Jun
    2019
    Sun
    09
    Jun
    2019
    10:30 - 16:30Beitrag: 150€

    Workshop mit Roy MacLean

    Stories can entrance, engage, even possess us. Every one of us has a story to tell; factual or fictional, cool documentary or heartfelt family journey, practical travelogue or sparkling flight of the imagination. But to become an accomplished storyteller one needs time, a conducive environment, and a sensitive guide to direct and refine individual talent.

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  • Wed
    03
    Jul
    2019
    20:00Eintritt frei

    Englischsprachige Diskussionsrunde mit Clementine Burnley, Dirk Laucke und Daniela Seel, Moderation: Iulia Dondorici

    The spaces we use for the act of reading and writing are mostly private ones: in our own rooms, at our desks, at a table in a library, almost always in isolation from others, as if in a silent dialog with authors, poets and philosophers. However, is it not the case that these acts performed in solitude can lead to a political awakening? Have reading and writing not fed, given rise to, and sustained collective political changes, movements and risings?

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  • Mon
    15
    Jul
    2019
    20:00Eintritt frei

    Konzert mit Reison Kuroda und Tomomi Adachi

    © Ayane Shindo

    Shakuhachi (Japanese traditional bamboo flute) music is not only for meditation or Zen. One of the most active Shakuhachi players from the new generation, Reison Kuroda, will present a program which mixes traditional and contemporary music, developing new techniques and aesthetics, focusing on vivid and fresh aspects of Shakuhachi music.
    This concert in Berlin invites Tomomi Adachi who is well-known in the field of experimental music as a guest performer/composer.

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  • Tue
    03
    Sep
    2019
    20:00Eintritt gegen Spende: 4-10€

    Lesung in englischer Sprache, Moderation: Traci Kim

    © Literally Speaking

    Literally Speaking is Berlin's fiction reading series that features local writers and the authors who inspire their stories. Each month, five writers share their original work, as well as an excerpt from an author of their choice that highlights the month’s theme. This month's theme is "Flux".

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  • Fri
    13
    Sep
    2019
    19:30Eintritt frei

    Lesung in englischer Sprache mit Fatin Abbas und Jennifer Kronovet, Moderation: Rebecca Rukeyser

    © Berlin Writers

    The Berlin Writers' Workshop present a reading celebrating the work of Fatin Abbas and Jennifer Kronovet.

    Free entry. Limited seating.

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  • Sat
    14
    Sep
    2019
    10:00 - 17:00Beitrag: 150€

    Workshop mit Madhvi Ramani und Mary Kelly

    Led by Madhvi Ramani, writer and editor (New York times, Penguin Random House), and Mary Kelly, playwright and actor (Nick Hern Books, Stinging-Fly Press).

    This is not a traditional creative writing workshop. You will use theatre and original writing techniques to connect your physical voice with your voice on the page. You will move, you will write, you will explore and expand your individual voice. For women who want to start to write, continue to write, or want to surprise themselves.

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  • Thu
    10
    Oct
    2019
    19:30Eintritt frei

    Lesung in englischer Sprache, Moderation: Rebecca Rukeyser

    © Berlin Writers

    The Berlin Writers' Workshop is proud to present the second workshop reading, featuring fiction, poetry, and nonfiction produced in the classes by members of the Berlin Writers' Workshop community.

    Free entry. Limited seating.

  • Thu
    31
    Oct
    2019
    20:00Eintritt gegen Spende: 4-10€

    Lesung in englischer Sprache, Moderation: Traci Kim

    © Literally Speaking

    Literally Speaking is Berlin's fiction reading series that features local writers and the authors who inspire their stories. Each month, five writers share their original work, as well as an excerpt from an author of their choice that highlights the month’s theme. This month's theme is "Monsters".

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  • Thu
    07
    Nov
    2019
    19:30Eintritt frei

    Lesung in englischer Sprache mit Eugene Ostashevsky and Donna Stonecipher.

    © Natacha Nisic & Donna Stonecipher

    The Berlin Writers' Workshop and Lettrétage present a reading celebrating the work of Eugene Ostashevsky and Donna Stonecipher.

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  • Sat
    23
    Nov
    2019
    Sun
    24
    Nov
    2019
    10 AM - 16 PM 125€

    A Workshop covering the basics of fiction writing by Victoria Gosling and Jane Flett

    Suitable for new writers or offering a shot in the arm for those who want to reinvigorate their writing practise, the course will cover establishing a writing routine, with exercises to kickstart the imagination, tuition on characterisation and dialogue (Saturday), followed by a class on plot and structure, guidance on editing, and a brief overview of how to begin finding publishers for your work (Sunday). The perfect place to reignite your love of writing, the workshop will provide inspiration and encouragement in equal measure in a supportive, creative environment. 

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  • Mon
    25
    Nov
    2019
    19:30Eintritt gegen Spende: 4-10€

    Lesung in englischer Sprache, Moderation: Traci Kim

    © Literally Speaking

    Literally Speaking is Berlin's fiction reading series that features local writers and the authors who inspire their stories. Each month, five writers share their original work, as well as an excerpt from an author of their choice that highlights the month’s theme. This month's theme is "Dysfunctional Thanksgiving".

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  • Tue
    26
    Nov
    2019
    20:00Eintritt frei

    Buchvorstellung und Lesung mit Mati Shemoelof u.a., Moderation: Rainer Zimmer-Winkel

    Die Publikation von Mati Shemoelofs neuem Gedichtband "Bagdad | Haifa | Berlin" markiert einen bedeutsamen Augenblick: hebräischsprechende Dichter kehren nach Berlin zurück. In der Zeit zwischen den Weltkriegen gab es in Berlin einmal mehr hebräische Verleger als in Palästina. Zugleich ist der Übersetzer des Bandes, Jan Kühne, ein deutschsprechender Dichter, der in West-Jerusalem lebt.

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  • Sat
    14
    Dec
    2019
    20:00Eintritt 5€

    Performance mit Stimme, Gesten und visuellen Elementen von Violaine Lochu und Tomomi Adachi

    © Valérie Sonnier

    Violaine Lochu is a performance artist working with language and voice. As her debut in Berlin, she presents a new working progress performance with a Berlin-based sound poet, performer/composer, Tomomi Adachi after their residency in Lettrétage. Lochu performs her solo work, Babel Babel as the first part.

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