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Berlin Writers' Workshop Reading
Lesung in englischer Sprache mit Fatin Abbas und Jennifer Kronovet, Moderation: Rebecca Rukeyser
The Berlin Writers' Workshop present a reading celebrating the work of Fatin Abbas and Jennifer Kronovet.
Free entry. Limited seating.
Fatin Abbas’ first novel, "The Interventionists", is forthcoming from W. W. Norton & Co. Her short fiction has appeared in Freeman’s: The Best New Writing on Arrival, The Warwick Review, and Friction, and her journalism and review essays have appeared in Le Monde Diplomatique, Die Zeit, The Nation, Africa is a Country, Bidoun, African Arguments and openDemocracy, among other places. She is a recipient of the Miles Morland Foundation Writing Scholarship, and has been a Jan Michalski Foundation Writer-in-Residence. Born in Sudan and raised in the United States, she gained her PhD in Comparative Literature from Harvard University and her MFA in Creative Writing (Fiction) from Hunter College, the City University of New York.
Jennifer Kronovet is the author of two poetry collections: "The Wug Test" (Ecco Press), which was selected for the National Poetry Series in the US, and Awayward (BOA Editions). Using the name Jennifer Stern, she co-translated "Empty Chairs" (Graywolf Press), the poetry of Chinese writer Liu Xia, and she also co-translated "The Acrobat", selected poems of experimental Yiddish writer Celia Dropkin. She edits Circumference Books, a new press for poetry in translation.
Workshops & Infoabende
Sa23Nov2019So24Nov201910 AM - 16 PM 125€
The Reader’s acclaimed two-day introductory workshop
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.