Seit 2006 finden in der Lettrétage ca. 80 Veranstaltungen jährlich statt. Bekannte und unbekannte, junge und alte, deutschsprachige und nicht-deutschsprachige Autor*innen und Künstler*innen wie Jan Wagner, Nora Bossong, Thomas Melle, Cristian Forte, Erica Zingano, Giwi Margwelaschwili, Robert Stadlober, Jörg Albrecht, Volker Harry Altwasser, Konstantin Ames, Maria Cecilia Barbetta, Artur Becker, Katharina Bendixen, Emma Braslavsky, Zehra Cirak, Ann Cotten, Crauss, Washington Cucurto, Daniel Falb, Ursula Fricker, Claudia Gabler, Nora Gomringer, Georgi Gospodinow, Dilek Güngör, René Hamann, Abbas Khider, Noemi Kiss, Bert Papenfuß, Simone Kornappel, Tanja Langer, Rattawut Lapcharoensap, Georg Leß, Juliane Liebert, Leonhard Lorek, Kiran Nagarkar, Tilman Rammstedt, Monika Rinck, Daniela Seel, Gerhild Steinbuch, Ulf Stolterfoht, Matthew Sweeney u.v.a. haben seitdem Lesungen in der Lettrétage bestritten.
Seit 2013 liegt der Programmfokus u.a. auf neuen Wegen der literarischen Präsentation. 2014 fand unter dem Motto „New Ways of Presenting Literature“ bsp. das internationale Festival „Soundout!“ statt. In Formaten wie regelmäßigen Literaturlabors aber auch international viel beachteten Netzwerkprojekten wie CROWD liegt der inhaltliche Schwerpunkt auf der Idee der Literatur als Kommunikationsmittel sowie bestem Anlass zur Begegnung. Im Folgenden erhalten Sie einen nicht vollständigen Einblick ins vergangene Programm. Informationen zu vergangenen Projekten erhalten Sie hier.
A lesser day / wie viele Tage
Bilingual reading and book release with Andrea Scrima and Heike Geißler (english/german)
Join us for a bilingual reading event hosted by Lettrétage and the Berlin Writers' Workshop. We're celebrating the rerelease of Andrea Scrima's novel "A Lesser Day" and its new German edition, "Wie viele Tage". Scrima will be joined in reading by novelist Heike Geißler ("Rosa", "Nichts, was tragisch wäre", "Saisonarbeit") and appear in conversation with Berlin Writers' Workshop co-founder, Rebecca Rukeyser.
Andrea Scrima studied fine arts at the School of Visual Arts in New York and the Hochschule der Künste, Berlin, Germany, where she lives and works. Her first book, the novel A Lesser Day, has just been rereleased in a second edition to accompany the publication of a German translation (Wie viele Tage, Literaturverlag Droschl, Graz). Scrima’s criticism can be read in journals including The Rumpus, BOMB Magazine, The Brooklyn Rail, Music & Literature, The Quarterly Conversation, The Scofield, Schreibkraft, Manuskripte, and Hyperion: On the Future of Aesthetics. She was the recipient of a literature fellowship from the Berlin Council on Science, Research, and the Arts in Berlin, Germany and took part in a writing residency at the Ledig House / Art Omi program in Ghent, New York. Her current novel-in-progress was awarded second prize in the Glimmer Train Fall Fiction Open. Prior to her decision to focus on literature, Scrima worked as a professional artist for many years, incorporating short fiction pieces into large-scale text installations. She has received numerous awards for her artistic work, including a grant from the Pollock-Krasner Foundation (1989/1990) and the Lingen Art Prize (Kunstverein Lingen, Germany; 1996), and has exhibited internationally.
Heike Geißler is a writer. She lives in Leipzig. She is the author of Rosa, Nichts, was tragisch wäre and Saisonarbeit. The latter will be published by SEMIOTEXT(E) in fall 2018 in a translation by Katy Derbyshire.
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Sa24Nov2018So25Nov201810:30Registration Fee: 125€
Here & Elsewhere: Place Writing
Workshop with Paul Scraton and Marcel Krueger
Whether you are writing essays, blogs, a journal of your travels or the story that will become a novel, creating a strong sense of place is crucial. Suitable for anyone interested in turning the sights, sounds and soul of place into engaging prose, this workshop will explore place writing in all its facets and why through the wide world of literature, location matters.
Over two days, participants will discover key works of place writing and learn about the different techniques to be found within this broad genre, including journalism, memoir and creative non-fiction accounts. Through a series of readings and exercises (which will include a ramble through the neighbourhood), participants will try a variety of fresh and creative approaches to writing about place and will work on a draft of a short piece of place writing - fiction or non-fiction - to be considered for publication on the Elsewhere: A Journal of Place blog.
Paul Scraton is a British-born writer and editor, based in Berlin. He is the editor in chief of Elsewhere: A Journal of Place and the author of a number of creative non-fiction books. Built on Sand, a collection of stories from Berlin, is his debut work of fiction and will be published by Influx Press in 2019. Marcel Krueger is a German writer and translator living in Ireland. For Berlin – A Literary Guide for Travellers he has provided new translations. His articles and essays have been published in The Guardian, the Irish Times, Slow Travel Berlin and CNN Travel and he also works as the Books Editor of Elsewhere: A Journal of Place. His latest book Babushka's Journey - The Dark Road to Stalin's Wartime Camp explores the wartime experiences of his grandmother Cilly through a travel memoir.