Urban Dictionary Berlin – New York Festival

14th July 2018


What connects Berlin with New York – in relation to literature? The Urban Dictionary Festival highlights the similarities between the two world cities.

events - Werkhalle Wiesenburg Berlin

Turbulent, educated, free – Berlin has been compared with New York for decades. Berlin New York = Urban Dictionary brings writers and poets from both metropolises together anew: New York visits the Berlin literary scene. The one-week festival takes place in well-known art spaces and galleries in Berlin.

“It was all superlatives last night in the Werkhalle Wiesenburg Berlin: wonderful room, stimulating talks and engrossing readings, perfect weather and laid back location. That’s Berlin in the summer!!”

Urban Dictionary

Photos: Darius



The Soft Underground

Independent publishing: How is the situation of independent publishing houses in New York and Berlin? Bilingual Workshop talk (English/German) with Matvei Yankelevich (Ugly Duckling Presse, NY) and Jo Frank (Verlagshaus Berlin).

Presented by Shane Anderson.

Swimming Lesson (from the East Village) 

A literary performance by Gabriel Don.
(English with German text versions on canvas.)

New prose by Senthuran Varatharajah and Monique Truong.

Presented by Ulrich Gutmair.

Events - The Soft Underground - Werkhalle Wiesenburg Berlin
Events - Gabriel Don - Werkhalle Wiesenburg Berlin
Events - Werkhalle Wiesenburg Berlin

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