The LCB was founded in 1963 as a workplace for German and international writers. More and more attention has been given to the field of literary translation since the 1980s. The LCB hosts the Deutscher Übersetzerfonds (“German Translator’s Fund”, www.uebersetzerfonds.de), founded in 1997, who is also operating the „TOLEDO-Programm“ (www.toledo-programm.de), a project supporting translators for cultural exchange.
The Literary Colloquium Berlin (LCB), founded in 1963 in a spacious mansion at lake Wannsee, is an event forum and guest house, workplace and talent factory for authors and translators. The LCB enjoys the reputation of an institution of international significance through it’s programs, project initiatives and online activities (www.dichterlesen.net, www.literaturport.de) and the literary magazine “Sprache im technischen Zeitalter” (“Language in the technical age”). Public readings, workshops for authors and translators, and fellows from all over the world make the house at the Wannsee a place of vivid literary activity and exchange.
COST OF RESIDENCIES / BURSARIES
Resident translators are chosen by scholarship programs, such as:
- „Schritte“-Stipendien: Bursaries for Translators of German literature from Hungary, Poland, Belarus, Ukraine, South-Eastern Europe and Turkey.
- TOLEDO-Mobility Fund: toledo-programm.de (2-4 weeks)
- Elmar-Tophoven-Mobility Fund: (2-4 weeks) : www.uebersetzerfonds.de/#36/elmar-tophoven-mobilitaetsfonds
The grants take over the costs for stays of 2-4 weeks. No charges for the scholarship holders.
Workshops and seminars for literary translators. International Meetings. Public readings (www.lcb.de/uebersetzer).
COOPERATION WITH OTHER INSTITUTIONS
Deutscher Übersetzerfonds (www.uebersetzerfonds.de), Goethe-Institut, Robert Bosch Stiftung, Schweizer Kulturstiftung Pro Helvetia, a.o.
Residencies and workshops: only on application, dates see:
Private non-profit association
Managing Director: Dr. Florian Höllerer
Curator for Translation Programs: Jürgen Jakob Becker
The LCB is financed by the City of Berlin and gets support from the German Federal Government as well as from private foundations and sponsors.
NUMBER OF ROOMS
10 guests rooms.
Open all year round.
Fully equipped kitchen for guests.
Seminar room seating: 20
Room for public readings/events.