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Ryan is Reading and Workshopping in Berlin

April 4, 2017

Reading

I’ll be reading at the Circus Hostel Cellar Bar and Library, Weinbergsweg 1A, Berlin, at 7pm, Thursday 4 May.

Please RSVP by sending a message here on FB or to hello@thereaderberlin.com.

 

Workshop

I’m running weekend-long workshop at KLAK Verlag, all day Saturday 6 and Sunday 7. There are a maximum of 16 spots, and you can book your place by emailing hello@thereaderberlin.com.

I Do Not Want Rain For Rain in Berlin

October 1, 2015

Huge thanks to the wonderful folks at The Reader Berlin for having me over and recording this video of my poem ‘I Do Not Want Rain for Rain‘. Apologies for the dog.

The poem is from my second book, The Good Dark, published by Penned in the Margins.

Ryan reads in Germany at the Fort Gorgast Festival

June 12, 2015

For all our fans in sunny Germany, the Fort Gorgast Festival is on this July, from Thursday 23 to Sunday 26, and I’ll be reading at 2pm on Friday 24. If you’re in town, if you like big fields, camping, sunshine, music and poems and general partytimes, do come along. It’ll be a blast.

Culture Laser Live in Berlin

July 3, 2014

We took Culture Laser on the road to Berlin, where we were the guests of the Altes Finanzamt and a live studio audience. Featuring Sholem Krishtalka, who discusses his fascinating A Berlin Diary which explores and documents his life in Berlin. Filmmaker Imogen Heath, co-founder of NowMomentNow, talks about her artistic practice and the film she showed to the audience in Berlin. And finally we feature Sticky Biscuits: Marc & Naomi play cute, nerdy & naughty tunes. And do donate to their Crowdfunding campaign. Plus from the Culture Laser Collective Band: The Hilarious Psycho-Acoustic Enterprise (Drock & Alex’s Hilarious Productions). Recorded by Dirk Markham, presented by Ryan Van Winkle and produced by Colin Fraser of Culture Laser Productions.

The Golden Hour Unplugged in Berlin

June 9, 2014


Edinburgh’s premier literary cabaret is coming on tour! 


Join Ryan Van Winkle (Crashaw Award winner and author of Tomorrow, We Will Live Here), Jane Flett (one of Salt’s Best British poets 2012 and author of Quick, to the Hothouse), and Emma Wipperman for some poetry-shaped words, with music by Alex’s Hilarious Enterprises, Drock Productions, and Alfred Ladylike.

What: Golden Hour Unplugged!

When: Saturday 14 June, 8pm

Where: Another Country Berlin, Riemannstr 7, 10961, Berlin

How Much: FREE

Ryan in Berlin for VERSschmuggel

June 4, 2014

Very pleased to be heading to Berlin with some very talented Scottish poets for VERSschmuggel, as part of the Literatur Werkstatt, Berlin. With Anna Crowe Scotland/UK – Odile Kennel Germany; Peter Mackay Scotland/UK – Dagmara Kraus Poland/Germany; Ryan Van Winkle USA –Björn Kuhligk Germany. Moderation: Aurélie Maurin editor, translator, Berlin.

The poesiefestival berlin invited some of Scotland’s most outstanding poets to meet up with German-speaking colleagues for the VERSschmuggel translation workshop.

The poets work in pairs on the translation, supported by intermediaries and interlinear translations. Through this process, an intensive smuggling of cultural connotations, poetic traditions, and compositional processes develops. The results of the workshops will be presented on two evenings. They also appear as a bilingual anthology with a CD in Scotland (with Freight Books) and in Germany (with the publishing house Das Wunderhorn). Part two of VERSschmuggel takes place on Wed 11.6.

Kindly supported by: British Council, Creative Scotland.

Red, Like Our Room is Longlisted for the Soundout! Prize

May 8, 2014

It’s a total pleasure and privilege to announce that Red, Like Our Room Used to Feel has been longlisted for the Soundout! Prize as part of the International Literature Festival in Berlin.

Golden Hour Tour Featured on drownedinsound.com!

May 18, 2009

The Golden Hour performs on the ferry to Amsterdam

The Golden Hour performs on the ferry to Amsterdam

Exciting news! Part one of the Golden Hour Tour diary by Jason Morton and Ericka Duffy is featured on the music and arts website Drowned in Sound! The article documents our travels through Amsterdam and Berlin as far as the Shakespeare and Co. bookshop in Paris, with the upcoming second part following our journey home. It also features a whole bunch of video footage and music from all the performers.

If you weren’t there — you can pretend you were. And if you were there — you can remember the magic.

The Golden  Hour Tour was supported by The Scottish Arts Council. Thanks!

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Golden Hour European Tour — Tell Everyone!

April 16, 2009

flyerForest Publications presents…

The Golden Hour is a literary cabaret which has played to sold-out audiences at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. It is poetry and prose, original eclectic songs and visual amazement. It is physical and mental. It is a reading. It is a gig. It is stunning puppetry. It is a party. It will be in english.

Readers / Writers:

Ryan Van Winkle – poems & stories from the Reader in Residence at the Scottish Poetry Library.

Nick Holdstock – short stories which grow inside you like golden crocuses.

Ericka Duffy – hot new prose from her hot new chapbook called The Succubus!

Benjamin Morris – Poetry and life lessons from the number one gentleman.

Jason Morton – stories that can eat bricks.

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Jane Flett – seamstress of most fetching stories.

Music / Song Writers:

Billy Liar – Acoustic + infectious punk.

Hailey Beavis – subtle guitar, a bed for a voice, both personal and touching.

Jed Milroy – singer songwriter and hunter finally back from the Woods.

Withered Hand – intense, eccentric, bittersweet and very wry original songs.

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Jonny Berliner – Joyus songs about crustacaens, exhaustion, and gluecose.

Visual Amazement:

Paper Cinema and Kora

A cast of hand-drawn marionettes are magically brought to life. This is what happens at the accidental meeting of inkblots, photocopies, cardboard, angle-poise lamps, the occasional table, video technology, a laptop and a banana box.

Special Guests

Joining us in Berlin will be the amazing all-dancing Exploading DJ & DJ Dirk Markham

Duets: Withered Hand with Hailey Beavis

Duets: Withered Hand with Hailey Beavis

TOURDATES:

Please tell everyone you know in these cities. We hope to see you there!

29 April – Amsterdam, Cafe Sappho – Vijzelstraat 103 1017 HH (+31 6 17140296). 3 Euros Entry + Free Stolen Stories Book! 8pm – Late

2 May – BerlinStudio54, Oranienburger 54 at Tacheles – 3 Euros Entry + Free Stolen Stories Book! 9Pm – Late.

4 May – ParisShakespeare and Co – 37, Rue Bûcherie, 75005 Paris, France? – 01 43 25 40 93? – Free! 7pm

5 May – LondonThe Camden Head – 100 Camden High Street, (020 7485 4019) – ? 8pm – £3 Entry + Free Stolen Stories Book! 8pm – 11pm

6 May – CambridgeCB2 – 5/7, Norfolk St, Cambridge – £3 Entry + Free Stolen Stories Book! 8Pm – 11pm

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