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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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
Sa08Jun2019So09Jun201910:30 - 16:30Beitrag: 150€
Telling Tales: The Art of Creating Stories
Workshop mit Roy MacLean
Stories can entrance, engage, even possess us. Every one of us has a story to tell; factual or fictional, cool documentary or heartfelt family journey, practical travelogue or sparkling flight of the imagination. But to become an accomplished storyteller one needs time, a conducive environment, and a sensitive guide to direct and refine individual talent.
In June best-selling author Rory MacLean will lead an exclusive, two-day creative non-fiction writing workshop in Berlin. Participants will be guided and supported on their creative journey. Both amateur and professional writers are invited to join. No experience is necessary. The only requirement is the passion to tell a story.
The course will include morning talks on the craft of narration and introductory workshops on gathering material, note-taking, voice and structure. Rory will underline the importance of writing from the heart, using honesty and personal experience to fill one’s creative work with feeling and excitement. Afternoons will be dedicated to exercises and, if possible, one-to-one discussions or project pitches, helping to draw out individual skills. Together Rory and the participants will unpick the transformation of our ordinary encounters, epic journeys, family histories and imaginative quests into prose. Whether you aspire to writing journalism, a blog, memoir, personal essay or documentary, take this rare opportunity to work with one of the Reader’s favourite writers and most popular tutors.
Rory MacLean is the author of more than a dozen books including the UK top tens "Stalin’s Nose" and "Under the Dragon" as well as "Berlin: Imagine a City", a book of the year and ‘the most extraordinary work of history I’ve ever read’ according to the Washington Post. His works – wrote the late John Fowles – are among those that ‘marvellously explain why literature still lives’. A Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, he divides his time between the UK, Canada and Berlin.
To sign up please email email@example.com. All of the info is available here.