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Attending American Academy Events: Special COVID-19 Policies and Requirements

The health and safety of our fellows, guests, and staff are of utmost importance to us. The American Academy in Berlin meets or exceeds all health requirements and mandates by the Berlin state and German federal governments. The American Academy in Berlin’s COVID-19 policies and requirements regarding event attendance may be found here. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.


07 Oct 21

U.S. Embassy Literature Series

A Reading from “The Rib King”

A reading and Q&A with novelist Ladee Hubbard, who will read from her most recent novel, The Rib King....

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12 Oct 21

ONLINE: Mary Ellen von der Heyden Reading

The Descendants: A Novel

Ladee Hubbard reads from her novel-in-progress, "The Descendants," and discusses the heart of the matter....

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14 Oct 21

ONLINE: American Academy Digital Book Presentation

Cloud Cuckoo Land

Writer Anthony Doerr reads from his new novel, Cloud Cuckoo Land, followed by a Q&A....

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02 Nov 21

American Academy Lecture at Bard College Berlin

Pity the Reader: Kurt Vonnegut as Teacher

Suzanne McConnell discusses writing a style book for aspiring authors with her late friend Kurt Vonnegut....

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04 Nov 21

ONLINE: Mary Ellen von der Heyden Reading

The Family Chao: A Novel

Lan Samantha Chang, director of the Iowa Writers' Workshop, discusses her forthcoming novel The Family Chao, to be published by W.W. Norton in February 2022....

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We hope you enjoyed the American Academy in Berlin’s spring 2021 semester of online lectures, readings, and discussions. If you missed any of these talks or would like to watch them again, please visit our Video/Audio archive.

Please check back in early September for the listing of events taking place during the fall 2021 semester.

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