Save the Date 17.10. – 21.10. for SYN_ENERGY, Greek-German Readings and Literature Symposium in Berlin

Tell me, O muse, of that ingenious festival that brought together literary activists from far and wide… Between the 17th and 21st of October Lettrétage from Berlin together with Michaela Prinzinger invite to readings, discussions and exchange between Greek and German authors and the broader public.

A poem by Jazra Khaleed, translation by Michaela Prinzinger, video by A.A. Fokurov. Available in print in manuskripte 217, 2017.17

Kicking off with a long reading night from 7 – 11 p.m. at Heimathafen Neukölln the public will get a chance to sample the literature of all the authors, divided on two stages. Invoking the tradition of old rhapsodes you will have the chance to give yourself over to stories, poetic, dramatic and epic, together with fragments of music, and be taken on a odyssey from Berlin to Greece and back again.

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Shared by CROWD: Nazis&Goldmund at Forum STADTPARK

On Saturday, 28.04 @ 18.00 in the Main Hall, Salon, Free entrance!

Poetry against the right!

lecture-performance/angst-detox/talk

Nazis & Goldmund sees itself as a poetological monstrosity with many heads. It critically observes the development and actions of Europe’s right-movements and their international alliances, as well as examines and attacks their narrative and intervention strategies. Since 2016 the Berlin and Vienna collective has been scratching away layer by layer of the gold-plated expressions of the new right-movement. Continue reading Shared by CROWD: Nazis&Goldmund at Forum STADTPARK

The European Festival of the First Novel: Save the date May 24 – 27

From May 24-27, 2018, the Ars Baltica accredited project “European Festival of the First Novel” takes place in Kiel again. Since 2003 new prose from ten European countries formed the heart of the European Festival of the First Novel. This year, eleven novelists, their editors and other literarily professionals will discuss writing and publishing and acquaint themselves with new novels.

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Shared by CROWD: GLORYHOLE with Mara Genschel

Since mid 2013 a new literary format has been appearing in Forum Stadtpark, one that displays the shortest literary forms in public space: GLORYHOLE – messages from beyond.

This literary format is a so called canvas-screen-literary-magazine that appears in a new edition each month and is being projected to the outer canvas screen of FORUM STADTPARK every night. Through the day the current edition can be seen on a screen in a window next to the entrance to FORUM STADTPARK.

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Shared by CROWD: The European Year of Cultural Heritage

2018 will mark the celebration of our diverse cultural heritage across Europe. The European Year of Cultural Heritage project aimsto encourage more people to discover and engage with Europe’s cultural heritage, and to reinforce a sense of belonging to a common European space. Their slogan:

Our heritage: where the past meets the future.

In the starting year of the initiative a series of initiatives and events across Europe will begin to develop, to enable people to become closer to and more involved with their cultural heritage. Continue reading Shared by CROWD: The European Year of Cultural Heritage

Literature Away from Home: Jake Schneider on Translation, Little Magazines and More

This interview was first published at http://literaturwissenschaft-berlin.de

Jake Schneider is the editor in chief of SAND, Berlin’s English literary journal. His translation of Ron Winkler’s poetry collection Fragmentierte Gewässer (Fragmented Waters) was released by Shearsman Books last October. He works as a freelance translator from German to English.

Interview by Chris Fenwick

Copyright by http://literaturwissenschaft-berlin.de

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Xiaolu Guo: Everybody dreams of a borderless world

Born in China in a small village, and after studying film in Beijing Xiaolu Guo went into exile to London. Her work is inspired by her biography, resistance, identity, home – she lives between different worlds and languages. Today she is one of the most appreciated and proliferated authors and film makers in Britain – in November she will be in Berlin at Lettrétage, presenting her works.

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Residency at Villa Sarkia

A shout out to all our CROWDies: Over in Finland one of our partners, Nuoren Voiman Liitto, together with the city of Sysmä, is looking for eager young writers and translators, who would like to focus on their personal literary undertakings in a private and inspiring setting. Residency periods in Villa Sarkia are between one to three months. Continue reading Residency at Villa Sarkia

Sharmilla from Speaking Volumes talks about her ventures in literature

Speaking Volumes are producers of literary events that focus on international authors of color who perform their literature rather on stage – in very different fashion. Sharmilla and her partners have curated a great program with four authors from different directions of the world which they will be presenting in Berlin, 16 November at Lettrétage. Continue reading Sharmilla from Speaking Volumes talks about her ventures in literature

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