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Fiction Canteen returns|
28 January 2022 in the Lettrétage
Call for submissions
We are delighted to announce that we have an upcoming in-person event!
On 28 January we will present two to three writers and their works-in-progress.
This time, our guest curator/moderator is Rick Palm, described below in his own words.
Rick Palm writes short stories, poems, and a fictional diary from the POV of a young prince. He has co-organised literature events such as Delyrium at Brotfabrik, Konzept*Feuerpudel, and Dickc.lit at Haus der Statistik, and read at Festivals like Detect Classic Festival or ttt-Festival. Aside from his writing ambitions he produces a podcast dealing with his transition, and is an award-winning illustrator and graphic recorder working with clients of all scales. You can find him on instagram, where he mostly shitposts memes in his stories.
Submissions are still open for this event until 17 December 2021. Texts (poetry or prose) should be written by trans or gender-nonconforming authors or poets in English. Writers submitting texts are welcome to provide us with their pronouns (and self-designation if applicable) with their submission. Texts should take a maximum of 6-8 minutes to read. After the reading, the discussion is opened up to the audience. Come for an evening of insights into the writing process of others, an event where you can meet new people and have a drink with friends.
We will choose two to three texts, and their authors will read them on the night before the discussion is opened up to the audience. Come for an evening of insights into the writing process of others, an event where you can meet new people and have a drink with friends.
Submit to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Fiction Canteen in the park|
20 August 2020 Am Falkplatz
Fiction Canteen is offering a small antidote to Corona blues: a real-life gathering. Of course we will observe the rules for social gatherings: each household can sit together on its own picnic blanket, and each blanket will be set 1,5 metres apart. Please wear a face mask until you are settled.
Featuring two talented writers, Avrina Prabala-Joslin and Lubi Barre.
Lubi Barre is a writer of poetry and short stories. She published her story “Goodbye” in the anthology My Old Man in 2016 with Canongate and the German language collection Here and There with Punktum Verlag in August 2020. She co- organises the quarterly reading series AHAB in Hamburg and is a member of the residency Writers Room.
Avrina Prabala-Joslin is a queer south Indian writer living in Berlin. She writes fiction and poetry on the fluidity of things, place, space and time. She has lived in different cities in India, England, Romania, Italy and Germany. Traces of these lives can be seen in her fiction and snippets of poetry. Apart from stringing together a collection of feminist short fiction, she studies feminist media for her PhD. Her short story “The Plumage” was shortlisted for the Berlin Writing Prize 2019. www.avrinajos.net
WHEN: 19.00-20.30 on Thursday 20 August. Please be punctual!
WHERE: 52°32’46.6″N 13°24’18.6″E (Post link in Google maps, we’re at the dropped pin)
ADDRESS: in the park across from Café Meta and Café Bird, Am Falkplatz, in the park.
PUBLIC TRANSPORT: Schönhauser Alle (10-min walk) or Gesundbrunnen (16-min walk)
Only the first 30 audience members can attend after sending an RSVP to fictioncanteengmail.com. Please understand that we have to take your name, address and phone number at the event for safety purposes.
The themes of the texts are intimate, and will be relayed via an earpiece directly into each audience member’s ear. You can lie back and close your eyes, and listen to the readers’ voices.
Afterwards, we’ll be discussing the texts and fielding feedback from the audience. So bring your own drinks and join us for a unique reading event. Check social media (@FictionCanteen on Twitter, Facebook or @fiction_canteen on Instagram).
Ber/Lon – A Tale of Two Gentrifying Cities | 28 February 2020 in the Lettrétage
We are media partners for the event “Speaking Volumes” (https://speaking-volumes.org.uk/) Multilingual Reading and Performance with Joshua Idehen, Adelaide Ivánova, Johny Pitts and Joanna Legid
Friday 28 February 2020, 8pm, Lettrétage Mehringdamm 61, free admission.
Fiction Canteen at the ULF festival| 13-15 September in Nuremberg
Hosted by Lucy Jones and Scott Martingell
Fiction Canteen|13 June 2019| ausland
We are closed for submissions! Our featured readers are:
Fiction Canteen|24 April 2019| ausland
Readers: Peter Bakowski, Tessa Scott- Sinclair, Stef Lenk
Fiction Canteen|01 Feb 2019| ausland
Readers: Jean-Michel Brawand, Megan Voysey, Joesph Vickers
Fiction Canteen|15 Nov 2018| ausland
Readers: Viviane Kay, Nick Pierpan, Dasom Yang, Elia
Fiction Canteen|29 Sept 2018| ausland
Readers: William Hillier, Brad Casey, Ben Miller
Fiction Canteen|14 June 2018| ostPost
Readers: Sam Davies, Dania Duany, Indirani Ashe, Melissa Richer
Fiction Canteen|19 April 2018| ostPost
Readers: Emily Manthei, Saskia Vogel, Ben Miller, Joseph Vickers
Fiction Canteen| 22 Feb 2018 | ostPost
Readers: Mary Lilith Fisher, Lizzie Roberts, Cecile Rossant
Fiction Canteen| 30 Nov 2017| ostPost
Readers: Kathleen Heil, Uroš Pajović, Yr Lovely Dead Moon
Fiction Canteen| 28 Sept 2017| ostPost
Readers: ‘N’, Esther Heller, Galina Green
Fiction Canteen|25 June 2017 | ausland
Readers: Andrea Scrima, Ben Miller, Charlotte Wuehrer
Fiction Canteen| 19 April 2017| Alte Kantine Wedding
Readers: MC Jabber, Clementine Burnley, Ruth Wishart, Lizzie Roberts
Photos: Anton Lang | www.antonlang.net
and Lucy Jones | https://backtojones.blog/
Graphics: Janica Schäfer | SHIM | www.shimyanni.com