The main means of promoting authors are the international grants and literary prizes awarded here. The LCB organises several highly respected literary competitions, including the "Alfred Döblin Prize" and the "Prize of the Leipzig Book Fair". Alongside their grant, participants receive the chance to work on their texts with experienced colleagues in a calm atmosphere, discussing questions of themes, craft or poetics.
Various deadlines, depending on the grant you apply for.
The Literary Colloquium Berlin (LCB), founded by Walter Höllerer in 1963, is an event forum and guest house, workplace and talent factory for authors and tanslators. The LCB enjoys the reputation of an institution of international significance through it’s promotional programs, project initiatives and the magazine "Language in the technical age". Public readings, workshops for authors and translators, and guests from all over the world make the house at the Wannsee a place of vivid literary activity and exchange. Since 1989, exchange with the countries of Central and Eastern Europe constitute a focus of the LCB’s program.
With the support of the German Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the LCB invites up to 15 authors and translators per year. Focus is on German-speaking authors and translators from and to German. The LCB facilitates contact with the literature field, with German authors, publishing houses and media.
The upper floors of the LCB house rooms for authors, translators and other guests; shortterm visitors and grant holders stay here.
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