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.
werkBlatt des studierendenWerks, 12.04.2019
RBB 24, 15.05.2018
Campus Magazin Furios, 11.06.2018
DLF Kultur, Magazin Lesart, 01.06.2018