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.
Berlin Writers' Workshop ReadingEnglischsprachige Lesung mit Teilnehmer*innen des Berlin Writer's Workshop, Moderation: Rebecca RukeyserThe Berlin Writers' Workshop is proud to present their first workshop reading, featuring fiction, poetry, and essays produced in their classes by members of the Berlin Writers' Workshop community.Berlin Writers' Workshop was founded to build an open international writing community in the cultural capital of Europe. The heart of the community is the writing workshop, where students read and critique one another's work under the guidance of a professional writer.
Sara Anwar can only write wearing earplugs – which she uses to deaden the din of humanity. She is still not sure if she considers herself a part of humanity, or if she is content as the cat life companion of her cat. She is currently working on a piece of autofiction which considers the ideas of belief and mental illness, and how they are entwined with the experiences of her protagonist. Her novel is set between the cities of Karachi (her hometown) and Berlin (her home).
Rebekah Coenen is an American writer living a brief sint in Berlin before moving back to Des Moines, Iowa. She's a graduate of the University of Iowa with a bachelors in English and a writing concentration. She is the founder of TheOpenGateBlog.com and was a freelance writer for Volunteer Local.
B Duncan is a writer, performer and co founder of the queer collective Slanted House.
Matt Gammie’s writing has appeared in the Sunday Telegraph, Banner Magazine and The Drum, amongst other publications. He studied English Literature and Creative Writing at the University of East Anglia, and will be reading from his novel in progress.
Emma Lo is a writer and music maker in Berlin. She is currently working on an interview-based project about uprooted "traditional" music played in non-traditional spaces, or music preservation in global, transitory storage units.
Jennifer Neal is a journalist, writer, standup comedian, and artist. As a comic and storyteller, she has walked stages in Australia, the US, Singapore, and across Europe. Her writing has appeared in CNN, The Root, The Establishment, Playboy, NPR, Handelsblatt Global and more. She was the runner up for the 2018 Octavia E Butler fellowship for the Jack Jones Literary retreat, and was nominated for the 2019 Pushcart Prize by a contributing editor. She is currently writing her first novel in Berlin. Follow her on Instagram @chocolatejenn Twitter @LadyGodiva83 or her blog (orijennofspecies.com).
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.