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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    Out of the Workshop: Writers from The Reader Berlin

    19:30Lettrétage in der Veteranenstraße 21, Eintritt: frei

    An evening of readings with Sanders Isaac Bernstein

    (c) The Reader Berlin

    The Reader is beginning another fall of workshops and writing! Join The Reader Berlin's community to hear what everyone's been working on this past year- and to start off the next.

    The writers in Berlin have been penning personal essays and memoirs, spinning out speculative flash fiction, writing poetry for the first time, trying out comedy writing and polishing short stories for submission.

    Tutor and writer Sanders Isaac Bernstein will moderate this evening of readings.

    (c) Theresa Pleitner

    Sanders Isaac Bernstein, born in London, grew up in New Jersey (USA). His writing has appeared, among other places, in, Jewish Currents, and The Bad Version, which he founded and edited from 2011-2014, and most recently in Hypocrite Reader and Full Stop. He holds a PhD in English Literature from the University of Southern California and currently works as Stage Editor of Exberliner. He has led writing workshops at The Reader since 2021.

    (c) Romhy Cubas

    Romhy Cubas is a writer and content creator who migrated to Berlin in 2017 from Caracas, Venezuela with her soul-dog Nena. She has a degree in Mass Communication and Journalism, and a Master's Degree in Literature. She has published book reviews and cultural/social pieces for international outlets in Madrid, Caracas and Berlin. Books are her favorite place to exist, and she wants to write stories for as long as she can. Currently, she is also a project manager during the day, and dogsitter by night.

    (c) Louise East

    Louise East is an Irish writer and journalist, living in Berlin. Formerly a staff writer for the Irish Times, she now writes, edits and translates for publications including The Dublin Review, Kulturaustausch and Exberliner Magazine.

    (c) Fionnuala Kavanagh

    Fionnuala Kavanagh is a writer and journalist from the UK. She likes to write about social issues. Her major projects include a novel about an Integrationskurs in Berlin and an interview series about intimacy. She is currently working on an essay collection that examines why her brother was indoctrinated by alt-right ideology. She also likes to experiment with ways of getting her social critique to new audiences. Spot snippets of her novel on bright green posters around Berlin.

    (c) privat

    Lentil (Leni) Purbrick is an Australian writer living in Berlin. In her work, she aims to map the experience of being alive, giving consideration to identity, grief, and consolidation of one's self in a body. She is also a farmer, educator and the co-author of two books, GROWN & GATHERED (2016) and THE VILLAGE (2018), and works as a self-integration coach.

    (c) Lukas Kofoed Reimann

    Lukas Kofoed Reimann is a trans* writer, scholar, and editor who lives in Berlin. His writing is often concerned with questions of identity and belonging and explores his experiences of transition and chronic pain in particular. He is a passionate reader of all kinds of trans* literature and continually hopes to empower others to tell their stories. In 2022 his text UNDIAGNOSED was selected as one of the runners up for the Berlin Writing Prize, and in 2023 he is a recipient of a work-stipend for Non-German literature from the Berlin Senate. Lately his work has appeared in Danish in Trappe Tusind and in English in Overcom Magazine.

    (c) Martin Schmidt

    Annekathrin Walther grew up on the North Sea. She holds an M.A. in Comparative Literature from Freie Universität Berlin and an M.A. in English from Humboldt Universität zu Berlin. She worked as an assistant to the artistic director at Berliner Ensemble. In 2013, she started working as a playwright and dramaturg and founded a freelance theater company that staged productions at Berlin theaters between 2013 and 2017. She also spent some time selling books and coffee at ocelot bookstore and worked as a dramaturg with the artist Sonya Schönberger as well as at Theater Baden-Baden and Heimathafen Neukölln. Since 2020 she has been focusing on literary writing. She lives in Berlin.

    (c) The Reader Berlin

    The Reader Berlin founded by Victoria Gosling in 2011. The Reader Berlin has been hosting creative writing workshops, seminars, events, and get-togethers for over a decade. Berlin is our home and we’re very much part of the international community of writers here. Writing can be joyous but it is solitary; we aim to bring writers together, to share contacts and build bridges to the publishing industry.

     The elevator in the building is currently not operational. We apologize for this issue, as it restricts access to some extent.

Workshops & Infoabende

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    Telling Tales: The Art of Creating Stories

    10:30 - 16:30Beitrag: 150€

    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 All of the info is available here.