The Wild Word Magazine Book Launch

On January 31, the RBFAA supported an event in partnership with the Berlin-based online magazine The Wild Word. Taking place at the Neukölln English-speaking bookstore The Curious Fox, the event launched The Wild Word’s first fiction and poetry anthologies. Audience members were treated to cocktails, cupcakes, and readings. Artist and performer Dee Mulrooney read the moving piece ‘Sometimes My Head Hurts’ by Judith Camann, which can be viewed here. Event attendees included several local Bosch Fellowship alumni (pictured).

The Wild Word is an online arts/culture/politics magazine, based in Berlin with a primarily American audience. Its editors Kusi Okamura and Erin O’Loughlin hail from Ireland, rounding out the truly transatlantic nature of this endeavor. Event sponsor Annie Mark-Westfall (Bosch XXXI) writes the monthly column Letters from Berlin, about her experiences as an American living in Germany.

Featuring over 100 writers from around the world, the anthologies are printed collections of the fiction and poetry published in the magazine’s first year. Each piece responds to the monthly themes. Since The Wild Word’s biggest readership is in the US, the majority of the writers are from America, although The Wild Word also promotes the literary talent here in Berlin and has featured many Berlin-based English writers.

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