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On Mothers

Writing Workshop to Accompany Inside Out – Etgar Keret (with a Tour of the Exhibition, in German)

A razor blade, a roll of fabric, a piano: just a few words from writer Etgar Keret’s mosaic of memories of his mother, now to be found in nine short stories written exclusively for the Inside Out exhibition. The exhibition is like a search for clues in which visitors gradually grow familiar with both the mother’s personality and her son’s writing. With the guidance of educational consultants for the museum and the Alice Salomon University of Applied Sciences Berlin, the participants in the accom­panying writing workshop will try their own hand at creative writing.

By appointment

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Where

Old Building, ground level, “Meeting Point” in the Glass Courtyard
Lindenstraße 9–14, 10969 Berlin

What objects spark thoughts of your own mother? What scents, sounds, or feelings do you associate with her? And how can you find unique language for capturing your own mental images in words and putting them on paper? Inspired by Inside Out, by objects, spatial aesthetics and installations, the participants will write about mothers or associated subjects. They will discuss frag­ments and themes in smaller groups, then share their first drafts.

Exhibition Inside Out – Etgar Keret: Features & Programs

Exhibition Webpage
Inside Out – Etgar Keret – 21 Oct 2022 to 5 Feb 2023
Accompanying Events
Exhibition Opening – with Etgar Keret and JMB director Hetty Berg, 20 Oct 2022, in German and English
Writing workshop On Mothers – 20 Nov 2022/11 Dec 2022/29 Jan 2023/5 Feb 2023, in German
Writing workshop On Mothers – by appointment (from 22 Oct 2022 to 5 Feb 2023 on mondays and fridays), in German
Writing workshop On Mothers – for classes from grades 7 to 13, by appointment (from 31 Oct 2022 to 3 Feb 2023 on mondays and fridays), in German
Screening of The Middleman – Miniseries by Etgar Keret and Shira Geffen, 27 Nov 2022, in German
CANCELLED: Artist Talk on The Middleman – with Etgar Keret and Shira Geffen, 27 Nov 2022
A Peculiar Kinship – Etgar Keret and Daniel Kehlmann in conversation, 29 Nov 2022
See also
Etgar Keret, Author and Screenwriter

Where, when, what?

  • When on mondays and fridays between 22. Oct 2022 to 5. Feb 2023, by appointment
  • Duration 3 hours
  • Where Old Building, ground level, “Meeting Point” in the Glass Courtyard

    Lindenstraße 9–14, 10969 Berlin

    See location on map
  • Cost 150 € for adults
    100 € for adults reduced rate

    Number of participantsUp to 15

    Booking requestFor groups we offer guided tours on your desired date. Please contact us 4-6 weeks before your desired date for this service.

    ContactT +49 (0)30 259 93 305 (Mon–Fri, 10 am–4 pm)
    visit@jmberlin.de

    LanguageThe workshop will be conducted in German. The written language is chosen by the participants.

    Corona rulesAll guests to live events are required to follow the current hygiene regulations of the Jewish Museum Berlin.

    Please note This workshop can also be booked on a different date for a school class; or you can purchase tickets for one of the public dates .

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