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.
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Do18Mai202319:30Lettrétage in der Veteranenstraße 21, Eintritt: frei
The Museum of the World
Christopher Kloeble in conversation with Liska Jacobs
Bartholomew is an orphan from Bombay. He’s twelve years old and speaks almost as many languages. That is why, in the year 1854, he is hired as a translator by the brothers Schlagintweit from Germany who, with the support of Alexander von Humboldt and the East India Company, embark upon the greatest expedition of their time, which takes them across India and the Himalayas. But Bartholomew is also pursuing his own agenda: he wants to establish the first museum of his remarkable, complex native land. And for this, he is willing to risk everything – even his life.
Based on the true story of a huge scientific undertaking by three Bavarian brothers, and brilliantly translated by Rekha Kamath Rajan, Christopher Kloeble’s THE MUSEUM OF THE WORLD is a fantastic adventure that will change the way we see the history of colonialism.
On May 18th The Reader Berlin is thrilled to invite you to the Book launch of THE MUSEUM OF THE WORLD at Lettrétage. Christopher Kloeble will be in conversation with author Liska Jacobs (CATALINA, THE PINK HOTEL) about history, colonialism, and the adventure that it was to write THE MUSEUM OF THE WORLD. The night will open with readings and conversation, followed by an audience Q&A and book signing.
Copies of the book will be available for sale, but they are limited so make sure you get there early to buy one.
(c) Christopher Kloeble
Christopher Kloeble is a novelist and scriptwriter. His first novel, AMONGST LONERS, was the winner of the Jürgen Ponto-Stiftung prize for best debut. His third book, ALMOST EVERYTHING VERY FAST, which he is currently adapting as a feature film, was published in English with Graywolf Press (USA) and was nominated for the Dublin Literary Award and the Ingeborg-Bachmann-Preis. He is also the author of THE IMMORTAL SALZ FAMILY and the memoir, HOME MADE IN INDIA.
(c) Liska Jacobs
Liska Jacobs is the author of the critically acclaimed novels CATALINA, THE WORST KIND OF WANT and most recently, THE PINK HOTEL which was a California Indie best-seller and listed as one of the best books of 2022 by Esquire. THE WORST KIND OF WANT was long-listed for the Joyce Carol Oates award and optioned by Anonymous Content. CATALINA was featured as a must read in Huffington Post, Elle, Entertainment Weekly, and Literary Hub. Her writing has appeared in the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, Literary Hub, Alta, The Millions, and Zyzzyva, among other publications.
Workshops & Infoabende
Sa24Nov2018So25Nov201810:30Registration Fee: 125€
Here & Elsewhere: Place Writing
Workshop with Paul Scraton and Marcel Krueger
Whether you are writing essays, blogs, a journal of your travels or the story that will become a novel, creating a strong sense of place is crucial. Suitable for anyone interested in turning the sights, sounds and soul of place into engaging prose, this workshop will explore place writing in all its facets and why through the wide world of literature, location matters.
Over two days, participants will discover key works of place writing and learn about the different techniques to be found within this broad genre, including journalism, memoir and creative non-fiction accounts. Through a series of readings and exercises (which will include a ramble through the neighbourhood), participants will try a variety of fresh and creative approaches to writing about place and will work on a draft of a short piece of place writing - fiction or non-fiction - to be considered for publication on the Elsewhere: A Journal of Place blog.
Paul Scraton is a British-born writer and editor, based in Berlin. He is the editor in chief of Elsewhere: A Journal of Place and the author of a number of creative non-fiction books. Built on Sand, a collection of stories from Berlin, is his debut work of fiction and will be published by Influx Press in 2019. Marcel Krueger is a German writer and translator living in Ireland. For Berlin – A Literary Guide for Travellers he has provided new translations. His articles and essays have been published in The Guardian, the Irish Times, Slow Travel Berlin and CNN Travel and he also works as the Books Editor of Elsewhere: A Journal of Place. His latest book Babushka's Journey - The Dark Road to Stalin's Wartime Camp explores the wartime experiences of his grandmother Cilly through a travel memoir.