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.
So24Feb201919:00Eintritt: 10 € / 8 € erm.
The Difference between F. & F.
An evening of physical poetry / Poesie-Konzert in englischer Sprache mit Shannon Sullivan, André Matov und Bernd Oezsevim
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.
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.
André Matov is guitarist and composer. His projects - including "ma | tov | trio" and "below c level" - experiment with music and art genres.
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.
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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.