Seit 2006 finden in der Lettrétage ca. 120 öffentliche Literaturveranstaltungen jährlich statt – Lesungen, Workshops, Diskussionsrunden, literarische Performances und Formate dazwischen. Bekannte und unbekannte Autor*innen und Künstler*innen verschiedener Sprachen und Nationalitäten sind hier schon aufgetreten.

Seit 2013 liegt der Programmfokus u.a. auf neuen Wegen der literarischen Präsentation und Live-Produktion: Dazu zählen u.a. die internationalen bzw. transnationalen Literaturfestivals „Soundout!“, „¿Comment!“, „Berlinisi“ und „Syn_Energy“, aber auch das viel beachtete Netzwerkprojekt „CROWD“ und multimediale Projekte wie die Reihe „CON_TEXT“ oder das „Poetry Audio Lab“. Eine vollständige Liste der Lettrétage-Projekte finden Sie hier.

Als Ankerinstitution für die freie Literaturszene Berlins stellt die Lettrétage außerdem ihre Räume für Literaturveranstaltungen aller Art zur Verfügung. Zahlreiche freie Veranstalter*innen nutzen unsere Infrastruktur regelmäßig – für Literatur-Workshops, Lesereihen in verschiedenen Sprachen und Buchpräsentationen. Mehr zu den Möglichkeiten der kostenlosen Raumnutzung erfahren Sie hier.

Auf dieser Seite präsentieren wir einen nicht vollständigen Einblick in unser vergangenes Programm.


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    Ukraine. Art, video and poetry benefit event

    16.00-22.00 UhrLettrétage in der Veteranenstraße 21 (um Spenden wird gebeten)

    (c) Yevgenia Belorusets

    This is a warm invitation to a cultural  benefit to collect donations for Ukraine. For this purpose, the organizers have put together an interdisciplinary programme with artists and writers from Ukraine or with a connection to Ukraine or dealing in their work with the current war and crisis in Europe. The programm will be realized as a hybrid format live on stage and transmitted via screen from Ukraine. The participants, wherever they are, will be given each a 10-minute time slot to read a text, show a video work, present art works along with a short self-introduction, say something about their situation, or simply situate themselves in the current overall events and show themselves in terms of "Standing with Ukraine".

    You can drop by at any time and stay as long as you want for a drink and a chat.

    Contributions by:
    Dovile Aleksaite
    Yevgenia Belorusets
    Yevgeniy Breyger
    Tiny Domingos
    Daniel Falb
    Nikita Kadan
    Alexandra Kadzevich
    Nikolay Karabinovych
    Dana Kavelina
    Iya Kiva
    Alina Kleytman
    Lena Kovach
    Harri Kraievets
    Markosh Kryzhak
    Kukhnia Volunteer collective (Lviv)
    Dariia Kuzmych
    Zoya Laktionova
    Katya Libkind
    Kateryna Lisovenko
    Taras Polataiko
    Anton Polunin
    Mykola Ridnyi
    Maxim Shalygin
    Alexander Sushinsky
    Leo Trotsenko
    Ron Winkler
    Hana Yoo

    The aim is to get at least a brief glimpse of how diverse and great the creative independent scene in Ukraine is, and how much it resembles in many ways the opportunity spaces and the attitude to life in Berlin. If you have experienced what the city once represented in its most recent past and still represents, you can easily understand what is at stake here. The artists are free to express themselves politically or personally on the events in Ukraine, or simply present their art as a sign of self-assertion and civil disobedience against the war.

    The donations go directly to IKGS-Bukowinahilfe (, a humanitarian initiative of the Zentrum Gedankendach in Chernivtsi and the Institute for German Culture and History in Southeastern Europe at the LMU Munich which can without any additional administrative costs rely on a large network of cultural and academic institutions in Germany, Romania and Ukraine to provide for and transport humanitarian goods, civilian equipment, medicines and food for refugees in the Bukovina and for futher distribution into Ukraine.

    Initiated by Sebastian Unger.

    Donate here:

Workshops & Infoabende

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    The Reader’s acclaimed two-day introductory workshop

    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. 

    The Workshop will start at 10:30 and continue until 16:30 with a one-hour lunch break. Maximum number of participants is 14.

    To sign up, please email

    Victoria Gosling is the founder of The Reader Berlin and The Berlin Writing Prize. Her debut novel is forthcoming from Serpent’s Tail in July 2020 (UK) and Henry Hudson in 2021 (US). She is represented by Judith Murray of literary agency Greene & Heaton. Alongside directing The Reader’s day-to-day activities, Victoria works as a freelance editor, writer and consultant and is a former contributing editor of Berlin Stories for NPR. Offering manuscript assessments, mentoring, expert feedback and guidance, she has worked with hundreds of writers and consulted on a wide range of publications currently available in print and online.

    Jane Flett’s writing has been published in over 70 literary journals and translated into Polish, Croatian and Japanese. Her poetry features in the Best British Poetry anthology and her fiction has been commissioned for BBC Radio 4. Jane is a recipient of the Scottish Book Trust New Writer Award and was voted Berlin’s best English-language writer in 2015 by Indieberlin.