The Berlin Writers' Workshop and TOP present an evening with Ben Mauk, Anne Posten, and Ryan Ruby. The Workshop is excited to host three of our Berlin-based faculty members for a night of poetry, translation, and prose.
Free entry. Limited seating.
About the authors:
Ben Mauk writes for The New York Times Magazine, Harper's Magazine, The Guardian, The London Review of Books, Granta, and many other publications. In 2018 he was a finalist in feature writing for the National Magazine Award, the runner-up for the Matthew Power Literary Reporting Award, and the citation winner for the Ed Cunningham Award from the Overseas Press Club.
Anne Posten translates prose, poetry, and drama from German. The recipient of a Fulbright Fellowship, she has translated such authors as Carl Seelig, Thomas Brasch, Tankred Dorst, Anna Katharina Hahn, Monika Held, and Paul Scheerbart for New Directions, Christine Burgin/The University of Chicago, n+1, VICE, The Buenos Aires Review, FIELD, Stonecutter, and Hanging Loose, among others. She has taught writing and literature at Queens College, SUNY’s Fashion Institute of Technology, and the Humboldt University in Berlin. She holds a BA in German Language and Literature from Oberlin College and an MFA in Creative Writing and Literary Translation from Queens College, CUNY. She is based in Berlin.
Ryan Ruby is the author of The Zero and the One (Twelve Books, 2017). His fiction and criticism have appeared in The Baffler, Conjunctions, Dissent, Lapham’s Quarterly, n+1, and The Paris Review Daily, among other venues. He has translated novellas by Roger Caillois and Grégoire Bouillier from the French for Readux Books. He is the recipient of the 2019 Albert Einstein Fellowship and is currently an Affiliated Fellow of the Institute for Cultural Inquiry in Berlin.
About the space:
TOP is is a project space and a new home for the >top e.V. association. It was founded in 2002 by Schillerpalais e.V. as an initiative of artists and residents of the "Schillerkiez Neighborhood“ affiliated with the arts. >top e.V. started collaboration with Schillerpalais in 2015, offering content and a program packed with contemporary discourses around interdisciplinary art, (h)activism, and art education. TOP also includes a biolab.