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  • Documenting childhood and youth in the GDR and the Mauerfall through graphic art, the comic exhibition hosts guests Reading Panels from Dresden, as well as a book reading and signing. Through Nov 22. more »

  • A group of children describe their relationship to the adult world, addressing it: “you wash us, you dress us, you tell us stories” – a list of statements about adults and the power that they have over children. more »

  • Alongside this month's International Literature Festival, Greek author Amanda Michalopoulou reads from her intriguingly titled novel and a collection of short stories. The event is free, so despite the title, best friends are welcome. more »

  • 2014 marks 20 years since South Africa's first democratic elections. Via poetry, symposia, music and film, HKW invites discussion about the successes and challenges that come with the transition to a democracy in South Africa and beyond. more »

  • Sandra Bell and Sandra Sarala are two Kiwi poets, who met as two Berliners. For one night they reunite for an intimate evening of poetry, music, friendship and some ritual victuals. St George’s will be serving up their legendary wine and beer too! more »

  • Agh! Real monsters? Shakespeare & Sons hosts a children's workshop with a Joachim Trapp's Monsters in Berlin. The workshop offers both reading and drawing sessions for your brats to explore and create their own Berlin-based monster adventures. more »

  • Deborah Jeanne Weitzman will be giving readings from her book Pandora Learns To Sing which strives to shed light on the cure to depression, anxiety and broken relationships. Hippy-esque musical performances in the same vein will also be on the cards. more »

  • Hagen Stoll's career has been nothing if not varied- youth Tischtennis champion, rapper, emotional rocker, author. He reveals another of his not-inconsiderable facets, treating us to an unplugged set and reading from his autobiography So Life Feels. more »

  • An open mic night for writers: join the Shakespeare crew at their first monthly event where writers of any bent are welcome to read out their works in progress. Participants can read anything for seven minutes until the egg timer goes ding-ding. more »

  • This award-winning Cuban-American writer's work studies the difficulties involved in navigating social and linguistic barriers. Here, she reads aloud from her new novel-in-progress Magic City Relic, which explores the immigrant experience. more »

  • Alan Weisman, professor and journalist, lucidly describes how we are heading towards environmental disaster in his newest book. Here, he discusses our options for survival with Reiner Klingholz of the Berlin Institute for Population and Development. more »

  • Actress Ilka Metzner delivers one of her regular monthly readings as listeners recline and relax in the the calming setting of the Liquidrom thermal bath. more »

  • On the first Friday of each month, Prenzlauer Berg houses a Literatursalon for a new generation. Conceived by German poet Martin Jankowski, fall season starts with talks by media professor-turned-novelist Volker Demuth and poet Dorothea Rosa Herliany more »

  • The English Theatre Berlin presents a lavish spread of talks, readings and performances – featuring the cream of Berlin's stand-up comedy scene, Swiss farmer vengeance plays staged in invented languages, and Isaac Newton's lust for glory. more »

  • Doyen of Dear Abbys Dan Savage returns to Berlin to read from his latest book, American Savage: Insights, Slights, and Fights on Faith, Sex, Love, and Politics, and play the sassy aunt to the crowd's assorted agonies (sexual or otherwise). Entry €5. more »

  • Seven international poets and artists close the summer gallery season through word, song and performance. Among them, prolific writer and art critic Travis Jeppesen reads poetry, and artist philosopher Nisaar Ulama muses on political paralysis. more »

  • Author Adam Johnson gives a reading from his Pulitzer-winning novel The Orphan Master's Son, set in Kim Jong-il's North Korea. Expect a vital plot and dashes of tragic humour. more »

  • Dive into a wonderfully dense, ceaselessly entertaining trawl through the history of Memphis' cultural underground and criminal demimonde as Tav Falco reads from his book Mondo Memphis. Plus aftershow party with DJ Lobotomy. more »

  • Cellist by day, novelist by night: Chicago-based author Edward Kelsey Moore reads from his debut novel The Supremes at Earl’s All-You-Can-Eat as part of the US Embassy's series on new voices in American literature. more »

  • The US embassy is showcasing DuBois’ debut novel as part of the New Voices in American Lit project. It follows a chess champ, his fight against Putin and his relationship with a lost woman. more »