Berlin writes many stories. Anyone who lives and studies here knows that. That's why we invite student authors from Berlin to read their texts on our reading platform Lies los! It will take place every two weeks in the Coffeebar c.t. during the winter semester 2019/2020. Some of the texts will also be published on our blog after each reading.
The first student writer-in-residence project Berlin Stories is also entering its third round after two years of success. We have extended the current call until 1 December 2019!

Further information on current events can be found in our Event Calendar.

Lies los!

This winter semester the reading platform Lies los! opens its doors once again and welcomes Berlin's student literature scene in the cosy Coffeebar c.t. at the Humboldt-University. In large armchairs we listen to the stories of others and talk about the texts that make us forget about the wintery grey of the big city for a moment. With snacks and drinks at hand, Lies los! offers student authors as well as the audience a room for exchange, inspiration and a literary get-together.

If you would like to read your texts, please register for the wished Lies los! event, otherwise, just drop by.

Whether you've already read in public, your texts have been published or you're going to have your premiere at Lies los! everybody is welcome.

Lies los! offers authors and listeners a "safe space" in which a fair and respectful framework for exchange, feedback and networking is created.

There are no formal or substantive requirements. But ostensibly political or religious contents, as well as discriminating language are excluded from the reading. In addition, the reading time should not exceed 10-15 minutes.

The authors also have the opportunity to publish their texts on our literature blog.

FU students also have the opportunity to publish their texts in the Campus Magazine Furios.

Teilnahmebedingungen und FAQ (82.68 KB)

Literature Blog

Literature Blog

Berlin Stories

With the first student writer-in-residence project Berlin Stories we want to capture the specific perspective of Berlin students on their city over a longer period of time. Each year, a new city writer is selected by an independent jury. Their texts can be found on our Berlin Stories Blog.

We are currently looking for the next writer-in-residence for 2020 in our call. Berlin students from our partner universities can apply until 1 December 2019! 

The current city writer in 2019 is Josephine Bätz.
She writes short stories or poems about student life in the capital at regular intervals.

The city writer in 2018 was Charlotte Wührer. She writes short stories, poems, Young Adult and Flash Fiction.

Josephine Bätz - city writer 2019

born 1996, studies film sciences at the Freie Universität Berlin.

Josephine Bätz has been writing mainly poetry since her childhood and for some time also short prose. She also likes to experiment with mixed forms of both.

She has been able to further develop her style through writing workshops, including Feridun Zaimoglu's 2016 guest professorship at the FU as part of the Heiner Müller Guest Professorship, and her successful participation in several competitions, such as Lyrix in February 2017, the national competition for young poetry, or the Treffen junger Autor*innen 2016.

During an Erasmus stay in Ireland in the last academic year, she already dealt with the city of Dublin in the form of a poetry blog.

Within the framework of Berlin Stories, she would now like to take the opportunity to deal with Berlin in various literary forms and develop it further. She is particularly attracted to experimenting with new forms and, in addition to poetry and prose, to using short dramatic forms and supplementary photography.

Press reviews

campus.leben, 19.04.2019

werkBlatt des studierendenWerks, 12.04.2019

Morgenpost, 20.05.2018

DLF, 16.05.2018

WELT, 14.05.2018

RBB 24, 15.05.2018

Campus Magazin Furios, 11.06.2018

DLF Kultur, Magazin Lesart, 01.06.2018

campus.leben, 05.06.2018

Impressions of our readings

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