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Dear Readers,

When I learned about Asymptote's anniversary party at Housing Works this week, I felt a pang of homesickness. Housing Works had been an old haunt of mine when I lived in New York, and it's where I discovered (perhaps ironically) some of my favorite books from Eastern Europe. When I started crafting the newsletter last night, though, my wistfulness subsided. There's too much happening in Berlin to want to be anywhere else. The next two months will be especially rich, with a new class of 2014 Berlin Fellows having just arrived, and The American Academy planning weekly events around their projects. 

There's also a chance that I'll be hosting an event for all of you this spring. Stay tuned on that front, and get in touch if you have thoughts on sponsorship or a venue. In the meantime, please continue sharing berlinreads.com and @berlinreads with your friends. As always, the more the merrier.

Cheers & Prost,
Stephanie

Asymptote Releases New Issue Online
Featuring J.M. Coetzee & Michael Hofmann


Asymptote, the international journal dedicated to literary translation, has released its 3rd anniversary issue with content spanning languages from Catalan to Lithuanian and Japanese (all translated to English in the edition). Read up, and then mark your travel calendars: Asymptote is throwing anniversary parties with renowned translators in London, Zagreb, NYC, and Boston.

Berlin's Young Writers Take the Stage

Shakespeare & Sons Hosts "Berlin Under 30" Reading

Shakespeare & Sons, Raumerstraße 36, Prenzlauerberg

On Wednesday, January 22, at 8:00pm, Berlin's young poets, essayists, and fiction writers will step up to the mic and share their work. This is the second installment of the "Berlin Under 30" series, which features the city's younger generation of wordsmiths. When the reading ends, the reception will start, and readers and listeners will have time to chat.

Introducing Spring 2014 Berlin Fellows

The American Academy Welcomes Its New Class


The Spring 2014 Berlin Fellows have arrived at The American Academy, and the next two months are filled with events to showcase their projects. The group of accomplished scholars, writers, and artists will present on subjects ranging from the lyrical forces of Rumi to Soviet Collaborators at the end of WWII. The full program, including dates and links to registration, is available on the Academy's website.

Job Posting: Earn Money Writing

Photo App Seeks Communications Intern

EyeEm is a mobile app that combines photography and community. Moving beyond photo-sharing apps like Instagram, EyeEm leads you to new places in your neighborhood and introduces you to the like-minded people who captured them. The EyeEm team is searching for a Communications Intern who is passionate about digital storytelling and has an excellent mastery of English. More info here.
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