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Experiment with Fiction – Sharlene Teo
Tutors: Sharlene Teo Start date: 3 Mar 2018 End date: 3 Mar 2018 Time: 10:30 - 4:30 (with 1 hour lunch break) Where: KLAK Verlag, Paul-Lincke Ufer Maximum Participants: 16 Cost: 50 euros To book your place email RSVPing on Meetup will not guarantee you a spot. Are you a fan of experimental fiction? Or perhaps you just feel stuck in a rut and want your work to get weirder, wilder, freer? Join rising star Sharlene Teo on Saturday March 3rd for a creative writing workshop that will shake up your writing practice. Featuring dreamstorming, Emojis, story bags and inanimate narrators, the workshop will strengthen your unique writing voice through free association, play and experimentation. Over the course of the workshop, Sharlene will guide you through a series of writing prompts inspired by the wild, glorious evolution of experimental fiction- from Georges Perec to Tom McCarthy and Can Xue. This is a supportive environment perfect for creating surprising, original material. It will be challenging and rewarding in equal measures! Fun guaranteed. No experience necessary – writers of all levels welcome. Sharlene Teo is a Singaporean novelist based in London. She won the Deborah Rogers Writer’s Award for Ponti, her debut novel due to be published in April 2018 by Picador (UK) and Simon & Schuster (US). Ponti will also be translated into six other languages, including German, by Aufbau-Verlag. She was shortlisted for the Berlin Writing Prize and is a recipient of the Golden Point Prize for Poetry and the Booker Prize Foundation scholarship. She holds fellowships from the David TK Wong Foundation, Sozopol Fiction Seminars and the University of Iowa International Writing Program.

KLAK Verlag

Paul-Lincke-Ufer 44a · Berlin

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The Reader Berlin ( is a platform for writers of all nationalities, offering community, networking and author services.

Since 2011, we’ve been hosting creative writing workshops, seminars, literary events, and author get-togethers. Our tutors are award-winning authors and publishing professionals who offer expert insight, advice and encouragement to emerging writers. In the past few years, we’ve worked with hundreds of participants from all over the world, many of whom have gone on to publish work of their own. If you’ve never written a story before, come and have a go. If writing is everything to you, then we’d very much like to meet you too. We take it – but not ourselves – seriously.

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Berlin is our home and we’re very much part of the international community of writers here. Writing can be joyous but it is solitary; we aim to bring writers together, to share contacts and build bridges to the publishing industry. Alongside readings and our programme of courses, we offer one-to-one mentoring, manuscript assessment, and editing services. Our tutors have taught in MFA programmes, publish books, write for international publications, and contribute to journals and magazines; their guidance and experience is invaluable.

We work with all kinds of writers – from those just starting out to published authors. Our alumni have won awards, started their own magazines, been published in print and online, gone on to undertake Creative Writing MAs and MFAs, and won publishing deals with major publishing houses.

What started life as a single workshop in the cellar of a Kreuzberg bookshop has evolved to encompass The Berlin Writing Prize, Writing Retreats on the Pelion peninsula in Greece, a series of print anthologies and a writers’ festival. At the heart of what we do is the belief that writers can and should help one another, and that with one another’s support we can become better writers.

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