Press "Enter" to skip to content

Erec Schumacher

(c) Dirk Skiba
(c) Dirk Skiba

Please introduce yourself in two or three sentences.
I’m an author, publisher, visual artist, event organizer, and activist. My main focus is on visual and conceptual poetry, with transdisciplinary approaches.

What career experience do you have in your advising field?
I have nine years of experience as a festival organizer and curator of literary events. For eight years I co-organized the reading series KOOKread. I founded the publishing company etcetera press berlin three years ago. I am co-founder of KOOK e.V. and the Netzwerk freie Literaturszene Berlin e.V. I have in-depth knowledge of the independent art and literary scenes in Berlin, and am involved in the Koalition der Freien Szene Berlin and the Berlin Senate’s workspace funding programme, and have also served on various juries, etc.

What are some typical questions that participants might ask you in an advising session?

What are some of your professional achievements?
Among others: KOOKread (2015–2023); Die Stadt der Anderen (2018); Berlinisi, a German-Georgian literature festival (2018); Wortgarten II, a summer festival of literature and music in Uckermark (2019); Berlin Senate research stipend (2021); residency at Künstlerhaus Lauenburg (2023); Festival zeitgenössischer Visueller Poesie (2024)

What languages do you offer advising sessions in?
German, English

Where can you be found in the internet/on social media?