Programmarchiv

Seit 2006 finden in der Lettrétage ca. 120 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.


Veranstaltungen

Termin Informationen:

  • So
    24
    Feb
    2019

    The Difference between F. & F.

    19:00Eintritt: 10 € / 8 € erm.

    An evening of physical poetry / Poesie-Konzert in englischer Sprache mit Shannon Sullivan, André Matov und Bernd Oezsevim

    © Aleksandar Pasar

    Language that hits like a fist, cuts like a razor blade, or exhibits the gentle tenderness of a slow caress. We press our nose up to the glass for a good look at a society balancing on the brink of (self-)destruction. The ancient myth of Icarus warns against excess. Our global culture has long since cracked the walls of moderation and melted them like wax. Overpopulation and isolation walk side by side, not speaking to each other.

    "Hydrogen bombs and poverty / Digital dates, pornography / And endless oil ecstasy …"

    Artificial intelligence takes aim at intimacy but there is no replacement for a real heartbeat. Images of the dark side of our society interwoven with intricate rhythms and sweeping soundscapes. Poetic language and music sparring; each luring the other into unknown territory.

     

    © Privat

    Poet and performer Shannon Sullivan, originally from the US, has been living in Berlin since 2004. Her approach, which she calls "Physical Poetry", explores the interplay of poetry, movement and music. Her work includes "13 poems in a body", "Broken: Part One" and "The Story Written on the Butterfly's tongue" and many more. "The Difference Between F. & F." is her third piece in  collaboration with live musicians and her second piece in cooperation with André Matov and Bernd Oezsevim.

     

    © I. Bustorf

    André Matov is guitarist and composer. His projects - including "ma | tov | trio" and "below c level" - experiment with music and art genres.

     

    © Johannes Schleiermacher

    Bernd Oezsevim is a multiple award-winning jazz drummer and a jazz scholar of the Berlin Senate 2016.

     

    The German translations of the performed texts are provided by Joey Juschka.

     

    Weitere Infos und Höreindrücke:

    Studio-Aufnahme des Gedichts "Top", Shannon Sullivan mit Bernd Oezsevim (Schlagzeug) und Roman Babik (Klavier).

    Studio-Aufnahme des Gedichts "Thirteen", Shannon Sullivan mit Bernd Oezsevim (Schlagzeug), Roman Babik (Klavier) und Johannes Schleiermacher (Synthesizer).

    Video-Auszug aus dem Poesie-Konzert "the story written on the butterfly's tongue", 2017; Shannon Sullivan mit Bernd Oezsivm und André Matov.

    Webseite Shannon Sullivan


Workshops & Infoabende

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  • Sa
    08
    Jun
    2019
    So
    09
    Jun
    2019

    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 hello@thereaderberlin.com. All of the info is available here.