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    Literally speaking: a fiction reading series featuring Rowan Hisayo Buchanan

    20:00Eintritt 4 €

    Reading hosted  by Traci Kim – lineup TBA, submission deadline August 6

    © 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. 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.

    For submission guidelines and inquiries, check out Literally Speaking’s Facebook page or email

    © Heike Steinweg
    Rowan Hisayo Buchanan is the author of the novel "Harmless Like You" which was a New York Times Editors' Pick and an NPR 2017 Great Read. She has received a Betty Trask Award and The Authors' Club First Novel Award. Buchanan holds a BA from Columbia University, an MFA from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and is currently working on a PhD at the University of East Anglia. Her writing has appeared in, among other places, the Guardian, Granta, The White Review, and The Harvard Review. While in town, Buchanan will celebrate the launch of her novel's German translation ("In ihrer Erinnerung war Japan eine Mischung aus Rosa und Grün", BTB Verlag) and teach a workshop with The Reader Berlin. Sign up here!