Crafting Memoir, Autobiography, and Auto-Fiction

Crafting Memoir, Autobiography, and Auto-Fiction This workshop is designed for anyone interested in the art of memoir, autobiography, or auto-fiction writing, whether you are focusing on short pieces or longer personal narratives. Email us at to sign up! The workshop is divided into three main components: 1. Weekly Readings and Discussions: Each week, participants will engage with … Read more

Markus Kirschner

MARKUS KIRSCHNER has spent the past 15 years working in all aspects of filmmaking.  As a screenwriter, Markus adapted Colum McCann’s DANCER for Celine Rattray and Trudie Styler’s Maven Pictures. He co-wrote the original script, BIG PLAY, with Yaron Zilberman (A LATE QUARTET, INCITEMENT) for Opening Night Productions. Most recently, Markus wrote HERSHEL for producers … Read more

Will Buckingham

WILL BUCKINGHAM has worked in the international entertainment industry for over 10 years. He has written made-for-TV movies that have aired around the world on Lifetime Channel, Hallmark, SkyTV, Prime, TF1, M6, Antena3, and more. He has developed series with DARK co-creator Jantje Friese, and optioned original TV & film projects to Germany’s Network-Movie and … Read more

Michael Jeffrey Lee

MICHAEL JEFFREY LEE’s first collection, Something in My Eye, received the Mary McCarthy Prize and was published by Sarabande. His second collection, My Worst Ideas, is forthcoming in 2023 from Spurl Editions. His stories have appeared in N+1, BOMB, The Rupture, and The Southern Review, among others. He has taught fiction at Tulane University, the University of Louisiana, and … Read more

Donna Stonecipher

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DONNA STONECIPHER is the author of five books of poetry, including Transaction Histories, which The New York Times cited as one of the 10 best poetry books of 2018. Her work has been published in The Paris Review, amongst others. She has taught at the prestigious Iowa Writers’ Workshop and lives in Berlin.

Jane Flett

JANE FLETT is a Scottish writer based in Berlin. Her fiction has been commissioned for BBC Radio 4, featured in Electric Literature’s Recommended Reading, and awarded the New Orleans Writing Residency. Her poetry features in the Best British Poetry and received the Berlin Senate Award for non-German literature. She is represented by Marina de Pass … Read more

Cynthia Cruz

CYNTHIA CRUZ’s most recent collection of poems, Hotel Oblivion (Four Ways Books, 2023), won the National Book Critics Circle Award and was a finalist for the Kingsley Tufts Award. Her other publications include Steady Diet of Nothing (Four Ways Books, 2023), Back to the Woods (Four Ways Books, 2023), Guidebooks for the Dead (Four Way … Read more

BERLIN BOOK LAUNCH: Freakslaw by Jane Flett / July 5

On July 5th, join us for the Berlin book launch of the much awaited FREAKSLAW by Jane Flett! Doors open at 19:00 @ Lettretage (Veteranenstrasse 21, 10119) It’s the summer of ’97 and the Scottish town of Pitlaw is itching for change. Enter the Freakslaw – a travelling funfair populated by deviant queers, a contortionist witch, … Read more

The Open Mic / April 23

Spring is springing – and so is our next Open Mic in April!👏 Where: Das Gift, Donaustrasse 119 (U-bahn Rathaus Neukölln) When: Tuesday, April 23; Doors open at 18:30. ( Sign up for a 5-minute reading slot at the door (starting at 18:30) OPEN MIC begins at 19:00. — There’s no better practice for your … Read more

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