Freeman’s #2 : Family
Readings and Conversations with Joanna Kavenna, Michael Salu, Garnette Cadogan and John Freeman
July 30th, 2016, 8pm
SAVVY Contemporary | Kuppelhalle at Silent Green | Gerichtstraße 35 | 13347 Berlin-Wedding
“The world has certainly arrived in the pages of Freeman’s.” – New York Observer
SAVVY Contemporary and The Reader Berliner cordially invite you to the launch of Freeman’s #2 on Family, the second issue in the journal reviewers are calling “bold” (Minneapolis Star-Tribune) and “refreshing” (Chicago Literati). In this second edition of Freeman’s, the new biannual of unpublished writing, former Granta editor and National Book Critics Circle President John Freeman brings together the best new fiction, nonfiction, and poetry on the ties that bind.
We are pleased to announced not one, but TWO short courses happening over the summer, led by the very talented Clare Wigfall!
The first, a CHARACTER MASTERCLASS will take place on Sunday 4th September and will show you how to develop a character so vivid and rich with life that they will leap off the page!
The second, PORTRAIT OF A DEAR ONE, takes place on the 1st&2nd September and promises to be a very special two-day workshop which will embrace creative writing, art, and simple book-making. Clare Wigfall will teach this course with Harriet Poole.
Find out more here, and to book your place e-mail email@example.com
Do you always find yourself drawn to the picture book section? Have fond memories of Winnie the Pooh? Or did telling stories to your kids always make you long to create your own children’s book? If you have an idea for a picture book brewing, join author and illustrator Zack Rock for this intensive weekend. Hosted by Sterling Books, Brussels, this workshop will teach you everything you need to know about the art of picture book writing. And since you’ll be focussing on the writing side of things, no artistic skills are necessary.
We are delighted to announce the first of our Summer/Autumn programme!
Writer and film-maker Kate Brown will be teaching The Novel a 7-week evening workshop. This workshop is suitable for those who are currently writing a novel, or those who have an idea, but don’t know where to start!
To book your place contact firstname.lastname@example.org
After a successful European tour we are bringing our KICKSTART YOUR WRITING workshop home! If you’re struggling with getting words down onto the page, stuck with a project, or just can’t seem to make the time for writing, come along for this two-day bootcamp that promises to get you back on track.
Join tutors Victoria Gosling and Jane Flett on the 30th and 31st July at KLAK Verlag to revitilise your writing!
Further information can be found here, to sign up email email@example.com
Join us for our last Sunday Salon before September, when we’ll be in the company of award-winning author and pig thief, Julian Gough. From 7:30pm at Galander Bar, Kreuzberg, we’ll be talking about the weird differences, and similarities, in writing for five-year-olds (Rabbit’s Bad Habits), and thriller fans (Connect, coming out early 2017).
Not only this, Julian will also be sharing his thoughts on the writing life and offering some, shall we say, less than standard advice to aspiring authors. Oh, and there will be live music from pianist Fabien Leseure who will be debuting an original composition specially created to inspire the live-writing competition. As usual, there is a bottle of Jameson’s for the winner! Reserve your ticket here, entry is three euros on the door.
Beginning this May/June we have a variety of daytime and evening creative writing courses available. All course descriptions are now available online! There is still time to book your place, simply e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org
This May 28th psychologist and author, Dimitra Didangelou, returns to Berlin to teach her expressive writing workshop, ‘Steps into Nature’ in Viktoria Park, Kreuzberg. The workshop will explore how expressive writing can aid you to write freely and without fear of criticism, using nature’s spring symbols to help you locate your voice and discover new perspectives.
The group will be limited to 10 participants, so please email email@example.com to reserve your spot, further information on the course available here.
The Reader Berlin and EXBERLINER are delighted to announce our 2016 short story contest. This year, we’re looking for fiction on the theme “A Summer Night”. As the days grow longer and we slough off the last grey cells of another Berlin winter, it’s time to let your imagination run riot and tell us your tales of summer nights…
Deadline is May 31st, and all submissions should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
All the info (and prizes! and rules!) on our competition page.