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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  • Fr

    Fiction Canteen restarts

    20:00 UhrLettrétage in der Veteranenstraße 21, Eintritt auf Spendenbasis
    Reading hosted by Lucy Jones and Rick Palm

    Fiction Canteen is delighted to announce an upcoming in-person event at the Lettrétage! On 28 January 2022, it will present two to three writers and their works-in-progress. Guest curator/moderator for this event is Rick Palm, together with Lucy Jones.

    Submissions are still open for this event until 17 December 2021. Texts (poetry or prose) should be written by trans or gender-nonconforming authors or poets in English. Writers submitting texts are welcome to provide them with their pronouns (and self-designation if applicable) with their submission. Texts should take up to 10 minutes to read. After the readings, the discussion is opened up to the audience. Come for an evening of insights into the writing process of others, an event where you can meet new people and have a drink with friends. In the run-up they will present the chosen writers on their social media channels.

    Fiction Canteen is an event to share ideas about your writing, get feedback, be inspired by others’ texts, and take part in a compered discussion with the audience. It is a space to grow into the new and to promote voices that may go unheard. Writers read their texts-in-progress and the audience listens and comments at the end.

    Lucy Jones is the permanent curator and moderator of Fiction Canteen. Sharon Dodua Otoo is the honorary patron. Fiction Canteen is a member of the Unabhängige Lesereihen.

    Copyright: Nikolas Theilgaard

    Lucy Jones is a British translator from the English and studied German at UEA with W.G. Sebald in the 1990s. She is the co-founder of the collective Transfiction and has organised the Fiction Canteen since 2016. She has translated Anke Stelling, Theresia Enzensberger and Silke Scheuermann, and her translation of Brigitte Reimann’s Die Geschwister will be published by Penguin Modern Classics in 2022. Her own writing has appeared in SAND (Issues 11 & 21), Visual Verse, Pigeon Papers NYC, and 3AM Magazine.

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    Rick Palm writes short stories, poems, and a fictional diary from the POV of a young prince. He has co-organised literature events such as Delyrium at Brotfabrik, Konzept*Feuerpudel, and Dickc.lit at Haus der Statistik, and read at Festivals like Detect Classic Festival or ttt-Festival. Aside from his writing ambitions he produces a podcast dealing with his transition and is an award-winning illustrator and graphic recorder working with clients of all scales. You can find him on Instagram, where he mostly shitposts memes in his stories.

Workshops & Infoabende

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  • Sa

    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.