Seit 2006 finden in der Lettrétage ca. 80 Veranstaltungen jährlich statt. Bekannte und unbekannte, junge und alte, deutschsprachige und nicht-deutschsprachige Autor*innen und Künstler*innen wie Jan Wagner, Nora Bossong, Thomas Melle, Cristian Forte, Erica Zingano, Giwi Margwelaschwili, Robert Stadlober, Jörg Albrecht, Volker Harry Altwasser, Konstantin Ames, Maria Cecilia Barbetta, Artur Becker, Katharina Bendixen, Emma Braslavsky, Zehra Cirak, Ann Cotten, Crauss, Washington Cucurto, Daniel Falb, Ursula Fricker, Claudia Gabler, Nora Gomringer, Georgi Gospodinow, Dilek Güngör, René Hamann, Abbas Khider, Noemi Kiss, Bert Papenfuß, Simone Kornappel, Tanja Langer, Rattawut Lapcharoensap, Georg Leß, Juliane Liebert, Leonhard Lorek, Kiran Nagarkar, Tilman Rammstedt, Monika Rinck, Daniela Seel, Gerhild Steinbuch, Ulf Stolterfoht, Matthew Sweeney u.v.a. haben seitdem Lesungen in der Lettrétage bestritten.
Seit 2013 liegt der Programmfokus u.a. auf neuen Wegen der literarischen Präsentation. 2014 fand unter dem Motto „New Ways of Presenting Literature“ bsp. das internationale Festival „Soundout!“ statt. In Formaten wie regelmäßigen Literaturlabors aber auch international viel beachteten Netzwerkprojekten wie CROWD liegt der inhaltliche Schwerpunkt auf der Idee der Literatur als Kommunikationsmittel sowie bestem Anlass zur Begegnung. Im Folgenden erhalten Sie einen nicht vollständigen Einblick ins vergangene Programm. Informationen zu vergangenen Projekten erhalten Sie hier.
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SAND 17 Launch Party. Featuring John Beer, Jennifer Kronovet, Nate McCarthy, James Shea, Dorothy Tse and Tse Hao Guang.
Five acclaimed poets and one prose writer will collectively circumnavigate the globe to present micro-readings and celebrate SAND’s worldly new 17th issue. Two share the name Tse, two make allusions to T.S.E., another speaks Yiddish, and the last one just braved the Australian outback. Stick around for DJ sets, drinks, and dancing into the wee hours, and don’t forget to pick up a freshly printed copy of SAND. Featuring John Beer, Jennifer Kronovet, Nate McCarthy, James Shea, Dorothy Tse and Tse Hao Guang.
Tse Hao Guang lives in Singapore and was assembled with parts from Hong Kong and Malaysia. His first full-length poetry collection, Deeds of Light (Math Paper Press, 2015), was shortlisted for the 2016 Singapore Literature Prize. He edits UnFree Verse (Ethos Books, 2017), the anthology of Singapore poetry in form; the cross-genre, collaborative journal OF ZOOS; and critical essays for poetry.sg. He is a 2016 fellow of the University of Iowa’s International Writing Program, and the 2018 National Writer-in-Residence at Nanyang Technological University.
Nate McCarthy is from Sydney and has been based in Berlin for six years. They are working on their first collection of short stories about tender men in rugged landscapes.
James Shea is the author of two books of poetry, The Lost Novel and Star in the Eye. His poems have appeared in various literary magazines and anthologies, such as The New Census: An Anthology of Contemporary American Poetry. A former Fulbright Scholar in Hong Kong, he is currently an assistant professor in the Department of Humanities and Creative Writing at Hong Kong Baptist University.
Dorothy Tse 謝曉虹 is a Hong Kong fiction writer who has published three short story collections in Chinese. Her collection Snow and Shadow (translated by Nicky Harman) was long listed for the 2015 Best Translated Book Award (The University of Rochester). Tse is also a co-founder of the literary magazine Fleurs des lettres 《字花》. She currently teaches literature and writing at Hong Kong Baptist University.
Jennifer Kronovet is the author of two poetry collections, most recently The Wug Test (Ecco). Using the name Jennifer Stern, she co-translated Empty Chairs, the poetry of Chinese writer Liu Xia, and she also co-translated The Acrobat, selected poems of Yiddish writer Celia Dropkin. She edits Circumference Books and lives in Berlin.
John Beer is the author of The Waste Land and Other Poems (Canarium Books, 2010), winner of the Norma Farber First Book Award from the Poetry Society of America, a chapbook, Lucinda (Spork Press, 2013), and the full-length verse novella of Lucinda, published by Canarium Books in 2016. He is also the editor of a selection of Robert Lax's poems, published by Wave Books in 2013. He lives in Portland, Oregon.
Workshops & Infoabende
Sa23Nov2019So24Nov201910 AM - 16 PM 125€
The Reader’s acclaimed two-day introductory workshop
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 email@example.com.
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.