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On mothers

Writing Workshop for Schools on Inside Out – Etgar Keret (Includes Guided Tour of the Exhibition, in German)

A razor blade, a bolt of fabric, a piano: just a few of the terms in writer Etgar Keret’s mosaic of memories of his mother and which can be found in nine short stories written especially for the Inside Out exhibition. The exhibition resembles a search for clues that familiarize visitors both with the mother’s personality and with the son’s writing. Workshop participants discuss fragments and themes as a group, do some creative writing themselves and present their first drafts.

By appointment

Map with all buildings that belong to the Jewish Museum Berlin. The Old Building is marked in green


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

What techniques are there to help get you into a flow while writing? How do memories form of your mother or another person close to you? What associations do the objects in the exhibition evoke? In this workshop, participants will write texts on the theme of “mother” or a related subject. They will discuss fragments and topics with the group and present their first drafts. Afterwards, a tour with speakers Dalik Sojref or Sapir Hubermann will provide an opportunity to discover the exhibition Inside Out - Etgar Keret.

Participants will explore the short story as a literary form as well as the medium of the exhibition, developing strategies for independent writing and reflecting on their own and others’ language acquisition.

The workshop leaders adapt the exercises to the requirements of the Berlin/Brandenburg German curriculum and cater for different levels of ability depending on grade and type of school.

Exhibition Inside Out – Etgar Keret: Features & Programs

Exhibition Webpage
Inside Out – Etgar Keret – 21 Oct 2022 to 19 Mar 2023
Digital Content
A Peculiar Kinship – Etgar Keret and Daniel Kehlmann in conversation, video recording of the event on 29 Nov 2022
Accompanying Events
Exhibition Opening – with Etgar Keret and JMB director Hetty Berg, 20 Oct 2022, in German and English
Writing workshop On Mothers – with fixed dates, in German
Writing workshop On Mothers – by appointment, in German
Writing workshop On Mothers – for classes from grades 7 to 13, by appointment, in German
Screening of The Middleman – Miniseries by Etgar Keret and Shira Geffen, 27 Nov 2022, in German
See also
Etgar Keret, author and screenwriter

Where, when, what?

  • When Monday and Friday from 31 Oct 2022 to 3 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 per group 60 €

    Number of participantsmax. 15 students, 1 accompanying person (max. 2 workshops in parallel)

    Booking request We offer flexible dates for group workshops to suit your requirements. Please submit your request 4 to 6 weeks before your desired date.

    T +49 (0)30 259 93 305 (Mon–Fri, 10 am–4 pm)

    LanguageThe workshop will be conducted in German. Participants can choose which language to write in.

    Please noteThis workshop is suitable for school groups ages 13 to 19.

    Please noteThis workshop can also be booked for a group of adults; or you can purchase tickets for one of the public dates.

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