Tales Told in the Telling 2017: A Writing Workshop

Applications: until October 5

Notification of selection: October 12
Course: November 7 – December 5 (Tuesdays, 19h-21h)

Number of participants: 10

Workshop leader: John Holten

Cost: 170 euro

With more and more literature and poetry appearing in the context of contemporary art, as well as an emerging international tradition of writing, this workshop hopes to address some of the developments occurring today and improve the writing and technique of its participants. It is open to writers and artists whose practice encompasses prose, both fiction and non-fiction, poetry, and other text based media. It will be led by novelist and publisher John Holten in the context of Buro BDP. Consisting of five two hour sessions, the course will run from November 7 – December 5, 2017. In each session there will be an assigned reading as well as feedback sessions to two of the participants’ work. As the workshop takes place within a publishing house, practical aspects of disseminating work, questions related to audience and other formats will also be part of the course.

To apply please send a short description (max 500 words) of why you would like to take part in the workshop, and a sample of work up to 10 pages in length. Please put 'Workshop Application' as your subject. Email: editorkakofonie@gmail.com

John Holten is a novelist, artist and publisher. He co-founded the Berlin art publishing project Broken Dimanche Press in 2009 which published his novel The Readymades in 2009 and his follow up, Oslo, Norway, in 2015. The Readymades will be published in Ireland and the UK by gorse editions in January 2018, with an excerpt included in 'The Irish Tradition', edited by Rob Doyle (Dalkey Archive Press, 2017). The LGB Group, a fictitious art group created for The Readymades (with Darko Dragičević), has enjoyed exhibitions internationally including The Armory Show, New York. His writing has appeared in many national and international publications. Holten is also known for his collaborative art projects and exploring the line where fiction intersects contemporary visual art practice. Most recently he has written texts for the artists Natalie Czech, Ari Benjamin Meyers and Jonathan Monk. In autumn 2017 he is working with Peles Empire, Hanne Lippard and Renata Har on a contribution to Conglomerate.tv. His work has appeared in the Malmö Konsthall, David Zwirner Gallery New York (with Aengus Woods), Villa Romana, Florence, Plan B Gallery, Berlin, San Serriffe, Amsterdam amongst others. He lives in Berlin. www.johnholten.com