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Our Consultation days in September

While the days are already starting to grow colder, the time slots for our consultation program remain a hot opportunity! For this reason, we advise registering for them as soon as possible. Of course, the program continues in September:

This month starts with a consulting day specifically for translators: Eva Profousová offers advice on grants and stipends and helps you write applications on September 1. She has not only been working as a literary translator – as a member of Weltlesebühne, the VdÜ (Verband deutschsprachiger Übersetzer literarischer Werke e.V.) and the Institute for Applied Cultural Studies (p)ostkarte(ll), she is also an activist working towards more visibility and support for professional translating.

Next in line, on September 7, is a topic that concerns every freelancer – many of them to a greater extent than they would like to: Eva Stelzer talks about the dos and don’ts of accounting. Proper bookkeeping is not only mandatory for taxation purposes. In order to keep an eye on financial matters and avoid unpleasant surprises, it is worth taking a closer look at this topic. Please note that due to legal restrictions, no tax consultancy can be offered.

The following two events are of particular interest to authors: Kathrin Köller answers questions about children’s and YA literature September 9. She has already made a name for herself in this genre as an author, translator and specialized journalist. Literary freelancers working in this field can take this opportunity to ask for advice on project development, stipends, finding a publisher and much more.

Are you already interested in a specific grant or stipend for authors? In that case, you should not miss the consultation day on September 15 with Nina Bußmann. The author herself has published several novels with Suhrkamp and received a multitude of prestigious awards and stipends. At the consultation, you can refine your project description or ask questions about the application process.

If you are, on the other hand, looking for funding for a literary event or project, you will get your money’s worth on September 16. Katharina Deloglu, a co-founder of Lettrétage and head of various international projects, informs event organizers about financing opportunities and gives tips on applications.

International literary professionals who are new to the German capital will have the opportunity to get an overview of Berlin’s literary scene by Jonathan Nieraad on September 22. The editor and translator gives advice in English and Hebrew on grants, stipends, networking and publishing.

Last but not least, a consultation day for editors: Claudia Lüdtke, founder of the editorial office “der springende punkt”, shares her experience in acquiring and self-organizing on September 28. If you have questions about networking, calculating wages or working with publishers, you can expect valuable input.

The team of schreiben & leben wishes you a productive month!

You can register for all the consultations here.

Here is the overview again:

  • September 1, 2021: consultation day on stipends and application for translators with Eva Profousová
  • September 7, 2021: consultation day on accounting with Eva Stelzer
  • September 9, 2021: consultation day on children’s and YA literature with Kathrin Köller
  • September 15, 2021: consultation day on project description and application for authors with Nina Bußmann
  • September 16, 2021: consultation day on funding for events and projects with Katharina Deloglu
  • September 22, 2021: consultation day on Hebrew and English with Jonathan Nieraad
  • September 28, 2021: consultation day on acquisition and self-organizing with Claudia Lüdtke

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