April, 24, and June, 26 2022, from 02:00-06:00 p.m.
Seminarraum des Filmhauses Bielefeld e.V. I August-Bebel-Straße 94 I Bielefeld
Tobias Schulenburg’s announcement:
Are you interested in sharing and discussing your text-based works with fellow writers? If so, I’d like to invite you to the writing workshops hosted by me as part of my stadt.land.text resideny in Bielefeld.
The workshop is open to everybody with an interest and a practice in writing, be it that they have already written for a long time or just begun. Each meeting we should be able to discuss three to four works. Additionally, in the runup to each meeting I’ll give a small voluntary writing exercise, which can be used as a basis for the writing you present during the workshop. This is not a must at all though and more of an encouragement for those who would like to talk about texts of their own making, but whom for whatever reason do not want to present their own texts done outside the workshop yet.
All forms of text (poetry, prose, essays, scripts, ?) in German or Englisch language/translation are welcome.
The ideal workshop composition would be a group of up to 12 writers whom are able to attend both meetings so that everybody has given feedback and gotten it from everybody else at least once. However, in reality we all have full schedules and although it would be nice it is not a must to attend all the meetings =).
After your registration, I will contact you to discuss whether you have a text and a preferred date to present your own work. It would be easiest if we could send around the works that will be discussed in the next meeting at least seven days before the meeting happens, so we all have enough time to read the texts and prepare a bit beforehand. However, here as well we will figure it out as we go along and can will do what works best from a practical standpoint =).
Finally, a few words about myself: I (Tobias Schulenburg) was born in 1987 near Cologne and grew up in Cologne. I’ve been writing texts since 2014, additionally I have a long practice in drawing. Since 2018 I am part of the diploma course at the Academy of Media Arts Cologne. Poetry and short prose in German are my main focus in writing, my first book of poetry and drawings with the title es sich schön machen was released in 2020 by parasitenpresse publishing in Cologne. This workshop will be the first of its kind that I host so I am bit excited myself.
Admission: free of charge! We ask for registration until April 22, 2022 in the registration form on the Website of Ostwestfalen-Lippe.
Important to the registration process: If you do not receive an email with the confirmation link after your registration, please check your spam folder first to see if the email has landed there. If this is not the case, please contact the Website operator. Because: Without the confirmation link your registration will not appear in the registration system.
Photo: © Tobias Schulenburg