Photo: Franziska Hauser

New deadline: Application for TextTransit writing group

Call for participation in the intercultural TextTransit writing group during the winter semester

In the writing group "TextTransit", students work on their texts over the course of a semester under the guidance of an author. Berlin author Franziska Hauser will head the group this winter semester.

The writing group is conceptualized as a multilingual and intercultural space and thus meant for student writers who would prefer to write or speak in langauages other than German or who write in German as non-native speakers. Students who prefer to write in German only are also welcome. The course will be in German. 

The goal of the group is to improve one's own literary writing through continuous work on texts over the course of a semester. Equally important are the critical exchange among the group participants and the collaboration: a literary action or reading is to be developed out of the group at the end of the semester.

We look forward to receiving your application by 30 September 2022 via the application form below, subject to the conditions of participation. The leader of the writing group will select the texts at the beginning of April and then inform the selected participants.


  • Selection and contacting of participants before the beginning of the winter semester (at the end of the first October week)
  • Course taking place on Wednesday, 6-7:30 pm at Hardenbergstr. 34, 10623 Berlin 
  • Taking place from 19 October 2022 till 15 February 2023 with a break from 19 till 31 December 2022
  • Final Reading most likely to take place during the last week of the lecture period (16 February 2023)

  • Students of the partner universities of studierendenWERK BERLIN
  • Participation fee of 25 Euro
  • Regular work on literary texts or first serious attempts (text sample)
  • Fun and motivation to work on texts together in a group (letter of motivation)
  • Time to regularly attend weekly meetings and time to regularly work on own texts
  • Time to participate in the readings
  • Oral understanding of the German language and - if writing in languages other than German - the ability to translate the texts into English or German
  • Intercultural interest / openness

The letter of motivation should be 1/4 to 1 page, the text sample 2 to 3 pages maximum (additional pages will not be shared). Please include a footer with your full name in the document on each page to properly match the applications.

pdf: Teilnahmebedingungen (230.27 KB)

Bewerbungsformular / Application form TextTransit

1/4 bis 1 Seite

2-3 Seiten max.

Datenschutz / Data protection*:

Wie hast du von dem Angebot erfahren? / How did you find out about this project?*:

Teilnahmebedingungen / FAQ & terms of participation*:


30 September 2022


12:01 AM to 11:59 PM


  • Call for participation
  • Literature




Kulturwerk Berlin


Coffeebar „c.t.“
Universitätsstr./Ecke Dorotheenstr.
10117 Berlin