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Annual Gathering of the Literary Industry

Literary Industry
Theater Aufbau Kreuzberg
Keynotes, AMA, Workshops

Most of the programme at the Fifth Annual Gathering of the Literary Industry will be held in German. Still, we also welcome proposals for programme items in English, as long as they fit the theme of the gathering. Here you can find our Open Call (German)!


Do I like what I’m doing and am I doing what I like? Up to 10,000 freelance writers, editors and translators would wholeheartedly say yes – they have the luxury of spending their professional lives doing what they love, spending their time on something they view as satisfying and relevant – literature.

Nevertheless, they have to buy groceries, pay their rent and save up for old age. For freelancers in the literary sector this is harder than in other professions.

It is time to come together, to exchange experiences, to form alliences, to make new ideas come true, to learn from others and to let others learn from your own experience! For all these reasons, we founded the Annual Gathering of the Literary Industry. Here, literary creators can meet, cooperate and get inspired by a hugely varied programme.

The last Annual Gathering took place on the 19th-21st June 2020 remotely from the TAK Theatre in Kreuzberg, Berlin, with workshops and panels taking place over Zoom. The Programme can be seen here, and pictures and resources from the weekend are available to view here.

This event is organised by Lettrétage e.V. as part of the project “schreiben & leben”. It is supported by the Senate Department of Culture and Europe as well as the European Regional Development Fund.