Upcoming Events

March 26, 2019:

Permission to Connect: Representing Sex and Power

Join us for an evening of readings and conversation to celebrate the launch of Berlin-based writer and translator Saskia Vogel’s debut novel “Permission”.

In their Most Anticipated Books of 2019 list, LitHub said:

“If Joan Didion had written about the BDSM community in LA it may have felt a bit like “Permission” … When Echo’s father dies in a freak accident, grief pulls her under like a rip curl into a world of art models, dominatrixes and sex workers.”

After reading passages from Permission (Dialogue Books/Coach House Books), Saskia will be joined by Paulita Pappel, sex-positive, feminist pornographer, film producer, performer and director. Saskia and Paulita will talk about the art of representing sex and power, taking questions from, and inviting discussion with, the audience.

Copies of Permission will be available to buy and have signed by the author.

Doors at 6:45pm / Starts at 7:00pm.

April 23, 2019:

Fools journey: an evening of Queer Poetry, Weird Art and Tarot Stories

Join us for the launch party of FOOL’S JOURNEY—a collection of poetry based on the Major Arcana of tarot, with cards designed by 22 incredible female and/or queer artists! Jane Flett will be reading weird witchy poems from the book and there will be some very special tarot-themed stories from Dan Ayres and Sharon Mertins. Some of the artists will also be present and we’ll have a Q&A to chat more.

Jane Flett is an over-excitable pervert and odd witch. She features in the Best British Poetry anthology and her work has been translated into Polish, Croatian and Japanese. Jane is one half of the riot-grrrl band Razor Cunts and a founder of Queer Stories Berlin.

Copies of Fool's Journey and sets of tarot cards will be available to buy.

Doors at 6:45pm / Starts at 7:00pm.

Past Events

February 14, 2019:

QUEER LIVES, QUEER LOVES

A storytelling lovefest for queer people, by queer people, celebrating our gorgeous, mangled hearts.

Come get cozy and feel your feelings together with Berlin's best LGBTQ+ storytellers and comics at your favourite alternative sex shop in Kreuzberg!!!

Check out the facebook event page for all the juicy details.

Doors at 8:15pm / Starts at 8:30pm.

                                                                                                                                               

January 22, 2019:

How to (Hide) Be(hind) your Songs: a reading with Rae Spoon

We're super happy to be welcoming Rae Spoon back to Other Nature to read from their newest book, How to (Hide) Be(hind) Your Songs, a journey of creation and discovery detailing Rae's philosophies on music composition.

This easy-to-use manual is based on thirty-six years of experience of escaping uncomfortable identity issues using music. If you have to be yourself and you have to live with music, why not be the music yourself?

Rae Spoon is an award-winning non-binary musician and author. They have released nine solo albums spanning folk, indie rock and electronic genres and have toured across Canada and internationally.

More details on Facebook.

Doors at 6:30pm / Starts at 7pm.

                                                                                                                                               

December 11, 2018:

Reading with Lann Hornscheidt 

Wie könnte Liebe politisch sein, jenseits von romantisierenden, paarnormativen und auf Sexualität reduzierten Vorstellungen? Wie könnte Sexualität sein, ohne machtvolle diskriminierende Körper-, Gender- und sonstige Vorstellungen wiederaufzurufen? Was hat Lieben mit Selbstlieben zu tun und inwiefern ist das politisch?

Wir freuen uns sehr, Lann Hornscheidt bei Other Nature begrüßen zu dürfen. Lann stellt das Buch 'Zu Lieben als politisches Handeln/Kapitalismus entlieben' vor und liest Ausschnitte aus dem Buch. Es gibt die Möglichkeit für eine Diskussion.

Die Lesung findet in deutscher Lautsprache statt. Es ist keine Reservierung erforderlich, aber die Plätze sind begrenzt. Der Eintritt ist frei.

Doors at 6:30pm / Starts at 7pm.

                                                                                                                                              

August 7, 2018:

Fabulous: reading and Q&A with author madison moore.

Cultural critic and DJ madison moore comes to Other Nature to read from and discuss his new book Fabulous: The Rise of the Beautiful Eccentric, an exploration of what it means to be fabulous—and why eccentric style, fashion, and creativity are more political than ever!

Fabulous attire encouraged. Read more here.

Doors at 7pm, reading starts at 7:30pm.