Fiction Canteen is no longer running. Our website will be online until early 2023.

Fiction Canteen was an event that ran for 10 years in Berlin to share ideas about writing, get feedback, be inspired by others’ texts, and take part in a compered discussion with the audience. It was a mobile space that promoted voices which often go unheard. Writers read their texts-in-progress and the audience interacted in discussions that followed. Our last event took place at the Lettrétage in Veteranenstraße, Berlin.

Lucy Jones was the curator and moderator. Sharon Dodua Otoo was our honorary patron.

Who we are

Lucy Jones translates German fiction including by the authors Anke Stelling, Theresia Enzensberger, Brigitte Reimann and Ronald Schernikau, and co-manages the Berlin collective Transfiction. She also translates journalism and writes short stories, some of which have been published in Berlin’s SAND Journal and the Pigeon Pages NYC, who nominated her for a Pushcart Prize in 2018.

Anton Lang and Scott Martingell were guest moderators.

Radio interview on B:EAST Berlin (from 10′:31”):

Fiction Canteen is a member of the nflb and  Unabhängige Lesereihen

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