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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    Bliss & Blunder

    19:30Eintritt: frei

    The Reading #9 with Victoria Gosling: Berlin Launch of her new novel

    On Monday August 28th, The Reader Berlin and Lettretage host the Berlin launch of Bliss & Blunder, Victoria Gosling’s scandalous retelling of the Arthurian legend for the twenty-first century.

    “Bliss and Blunder, like the questing beast of legend, is many things at once; epic, sprawling yet intricate, it's a novel of action and intimacy, an astute critique of our technological era, a fitting homage to Arthurian myth, and a moving, highly original story in its own right.” – Roisin Kiberd, author of The Disconnect

    Exquisitely written and structurally bold, this is a standout reimagining of the Arthurian cycle, where tech bros and hackers fight their battles and wield their powers with the same brutality as their mythic forebears. At once a driving revenge narrative, a meditation on love and a searing dissection of our ruling tech elite's troubling morals, Bliss & Blunder is a deeply impressive novel.’ – Eva Dolan, author of This Is How It Ends

    “The vivid sensuality of a summer's day and the brutal compulsiveness of a battle march ... Playful, clever and romantic, like the best Arthurian myths, with something new and electrifying that is all Gosling's own. The women are wild, the tension is exhilarating, and the jokes are very, very funny.” – Mikaella Clements and Onjuli Datta, authors of The View Was Exhausting

    Victoria Gosling will be in conversation with author Jane Flett and her editor at Serpent’s Tail, Leonora Craig Cohen. The evening will feature readings and a discussion, followed by an audience Q&A.

    Foto: Gijs Van Koningsveld.

    VICTORIA GOSLING is the founder of The Reader Berlin and The Berlin Writing Prize. In 2021, her debut novel BEFORE THE RUINS was published by Henry Holt (USA) and Serpent’s Tail (UK). Her second novel BLISS & BLUNDER is forthcoming from Serpent’s Tail in summer 2023. She divides her time between Wiltshire and Berlin.


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    Here & Elsewhere: Place Writing

    10:30Registration Fee: 125€

    Workshop with Paul Scraton and Marcel Krueger

    © Joseph Carr

    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.

    © Katrin Schönig
    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.

    © John Farrell
    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.