Current program

  • Tue
    05
    Mar
    2024
    20:00Lettrétage in der Veteranenstraße 21, Eintritt frei

    Lesung und Gespräch

    (c) Privat ; (c) Alhierd Bacharevič

    Wie sehen das Arbeiten, die Erfahrungen und Realitäten von Autor*innen aus, die aufgrund von Krieg oder politischer Repression ihre Heimatländer verlassen mussten und nun in Berlin bzw. Deutschland leben? In regelmäßig stattfindenden Abendveranstaltungen der Reihe “Literaturen im Exil” präsentieren jeweils zwei Autor*innen unterschiedlicher Herkunft ihre Texte und tauschen sich über ihre Exil-Erfahrungen sowie über Chancen und Herausforderungen in der (deutschen) Literaturszene aus.  [read more…]

  • Sat
    09
    Mar
    2024
    20:30 UhrLettrétage in der Veteranenstraße 21, Admission: free

    Reading by Donna Stonecipher, Alexander Booth and Ryan Ruby

    Copyright: Alexander Wells

    “He accompanies me across the street it was the 1 icy winter day he wasn’t wearing a jacket, not just what’s written but existence, too, must be poetic.” So Friederike Mayröcker (1924-2021) ends, at the age of 89, a section of her stream-of-consciousness meditations, CAHIER, crystallizing a sense of her epic life and work: “not just what’s written but existence, too, must be poetic.”

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  • Sun
    10
    Mar
    2024
    20:00 UhrLettrétage in der Veteranenstraße 21, Admission: 5,-/3,-

    Reading by Pete Carvill

    Copyright: Biteback Publishing

    DEATH OF A BOXER is the story of boxing and boxers. But it is, overall, a series of love stories. And it is more about sport than it is about the people who choose to exist in his harsh, marginalized world that is oddly full of beauty and grace. Famed US author Donald Ray Pollock, writer of THE DEVIL ALL THE TIME and KNOCKEMSTIFF, has called DEATH OF A BOXER the ‘best and most-important book on boxing’ that he has ever read.
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  • Fri
    15
    Mar
    2024
    20:00 UhrLettrétage in der Veteranenstraße 21, Admission: free

    Reading and Concert by Paul Brody

    (c) privat

    SPRACHMELODIEKLANGFARBENMELODIE: Part 4 of Paul Brody’s live electronics & poetry concert will feature the voices of poets that Brody recorded in the past year. Each concert explored different ways of combining poetry and music, always with the idea of creating what Brody calls musical translations of poems.

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  • Sun
    17
    Mar
    2024
    20:00 UhrLettrétage in der Veteranenstraße 21, Admission: 8,-/5,-

    ariel rosé and Uljana Wolf in reading and conversation with Karolina
    Golimowska (moderation)

    Copyright: privat

    Whereas Uljana Wolf’s first poetry collection, KOCHANIE TODAY I BOUGHT BREAD (2005) was inspired by a Polish-German translation workshop and explored the silences and gaps in German-Polish history during time spent in Kraków and Silesia, ariel rosé’s last poetry collections (MORZE NOCĄ JEST MIĘŚNIEM SERCA, 2022 and PÓŁNOC. PRZYPOWIEŚCI, 2019) were written outside of Poland — in Norway, in Berlin, in constant movement. How does changing one’s home change the relation to one’s poetic language? How does the fact that both poets work as translators influence their thinking about what home is, or origins and originals are, or whose history is to be translated, and where language belongs – and according to whom?

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  • Tue
    26
    Mar
    2024
    20:00 UhrLettrétage in der Veteranenstraße 21, Admission: free

    Reading by Sarah Schulman

    Copyright: Farrar, Straus & Giroux

    The Berlin Writers' Workshop and the Schwules Museum present a reading and discussion with Sarah Schulman and her most recent book LET THE RECORD SHOW: A POLITICAL HISTORY OF ACT UP NEW YORK, 1987-1993: Twenty years in the making, LET THE RECORD SHOW is the most comprehensive political history ever assembled of Act Up and American AIDS activism.
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  • Fri
    05
    Apr
    2024
    19:30Lettrétage in der Veteranenstraße 21, Eintritt frei

    PORTAL: Book Launch & Party
    with Tracy Fuad, Zoe Darsee and Patty Nash

    (c) Privat

    Please join us to celebrate the launch of PORTAL, a new collection of poetry by Tracy Fuad published by the University of Chicago Press.

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  • Sat
    13
    Apr
    2024
    20:00Lettrétage in der Veteranenstraße 21, Admission free

    Performative Reading

    (c) Siesta

    SIESTA FESTIVAL returns with an thrilling exploration of literature and performance, ensembling the voices of three authors: Antonio Ungar, renowned for his acclaimed novels, invites audiences into crafted narratives that traverse languages and cultures, while Giuliana Kiersz, a poet and playwright, offers poetic insights into the human
    condition through multimedia landscapes. Felipe Sáez Riquelme , a
    boundary-pushing poet and performance artist, challenges the forms and explores through oral expressions and listening, alternatives forms of writing.
    Their works will be translated by Susanne Lange #SusanneLange, Timo Berger,  and Laura Haber, who bring experience and linguistic fluency to expand languages, exploiting the richness of the texts and the performances.
    Adding a visual dimension to the experience are Rocío Rodriguez, and Ian Kornfeld, infusing the event with an immersive aesthetic backdrop. Moderator Regina Riveros will walk us through the night, while the Musician Mauricio Fleury will make us celebrate the closing of another unforgettable journey.
    Together, this second constellation promises an unforgettable walk through the realms of latin american arts, inviting you to explore new horizons and perspectives.

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  • Wed
    17
    Apr
    2024
    19:30Lettrétage in der Veteranenstraße 21, 12/6€

    Reading and Discussion

    (c) European Young Literature

    European Young Literature Berlin is part of a series of events, readings and publications stretching from Paris, Matera, Stockholm to Berlin.

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  • Sat
    20
    Apr
    2024
    20:00Lettrétage in der Veteranenstraße 21, 10€

    Reading and Performance

    CONVERGENCE is an evening of experimental, multi-sensory performances organized by Kross Collective, which explore dialogues between sound, text, and visuals. For our second event, we are delighted to premiere a new, live A/V performance by vocalist Wilma Sävström and experimental musician Days Like Television. Von Jeglichem Wort- a sound & text project- will present an ambient sound performance of poetry and video. Mire is the dark-ambient drone and atmospheric soundscape project of Andreea Hriscu, and for this evening she will present a sound and art performance.

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  • Mon
    22
    Apr
    2024
    20:00Lettrétage in der Veteranenstraße 21, Admission free

    Magazine Launch 

    (c) Erotic Reviews

    Join us to celebrate the (re)launch of the Erotic Review. This launch marks a new chapter in the 30-year-old British magazine's storied history. Showcasing art and writing from around the world, the Review is takes a fresh look at what the erotic is, or could be, in our lives and gives space to an open, playful and compassionate discourse about desire. Find out more about Issue 1 on the website.

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