Programmarchiv

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.


Veranstaltungen

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  • 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
    23
    Nov
    2019
    So
    24
    Nov
    2019

    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 hello@thereaderberlin.com.

    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.