• Anne-Marie Reuter
  • Jodie Dalgleish
  • Jeff Schinker

WORD IN PROGRESS

with: Anne-Marie Reuter, Jodie Dalgleish and Jeff Schinker
Littérature
MAR. 05.06.2018 / 20:00 / PORTES 19:30
Langue: English
Partenaire(s): Work in Progress - Paris
Caisse du soir: Free

In english and in a different place...

WIP stands for “Work In Progress” in Paris, and since 2017, for "Word in Progress" in Luxembourg. On the second Tuesday of each month, from October to May, WIP Luxembourg invites you to discover three texts in the making and their authors. 

The idea is simple: come and join us for this special edition not as usually at Le Ratelach in the Kulturfabrik but in The Rooftop Chalet & Beach Bar in Luxembourg-Dommeldange (2 rue Nennig, Luxembourg-Dommeldange), sit back, relax with a drink, grab a bite, and listen to unpublished texts in a friendly atmosphere. After each reading, you can share your impressions with the author and the audience. To help create a dialogue, an “author-killer” stands by the writer and channels the crowd’s passion and discussion.

French, Luxembourgish, German, even English: each Word In Progress is dedicated to one of the country’s spoken language.

Anne-Marie Reuter was born in Luxembourg. She studied English and French literature at the University of London and holds a doctorate in English and comparative literature from the University of Warwick. She works as a teacher in Luxembourg. In 2017, she co-founded Black Fountain Press with Jeff Thill and published a collection of short stories, On the Edge. She has also translated poetry by Lambert Schlechter (one day I will write a poem - Black Fountain Press, 2018). 

  • Published Works: On the Edge, Black Fountain Press (2017)

Jodie Dalgleish: Writer, composer and ex-Museum curator Jodie Dalgleish lives nearby to the Moselle and writes every day. Developing a number of collections, she continually explores what she thinks of as the rich paradoxical nature of language: its ability to concurrently be sense and non-sense, constraint and emancipation, pre-made and constructed. Dalgleish writes within the genres of essay, poetry and fiction, while blurring the boundaries between them. In her current series of ‘short fictions’ she seeks to explore and share the wonder of language and her exploration of it in a European context that also enriches the history of English literature. 

​Jeff Schinker: Après une enfance riche en anecdotes à rabâcher dans un futur ouvrage autobiographique d’écrivain sénile, Jeff Schinker, né en 1985, passa l’âge ingrat de l’adolescence en ingurgitant des pelletées de livres, ce qui endommagea légèrement son système digestif.
Il déménagea ensuite à Paris, où il se lança dans des études universitaires interminables, qu’une thèse en littératures comparées viendra couronner. Il mena, dans la capitale française, le genre de vie dissipée annonciatrice d’une carrière d’écrivain. Ne manquaient plus que les premiers textes, qu’il écrivit ensuite dans son studio et qui furent tellement mauvais qu’il ne se trouva même pas de Max Brod à vouloir s’en approcher pour les offrir à quelque cheminée. L’écrivain s’exerça et persista, comme en témoignent un prix obtenu lors d’un concours littéraire organisé par la revue nos cahiers, en 2010, pour le texte « Plagiat(s) », puis son recrutement par Hydre Éditions pour une la publication de sa première nouvelle Retrouvailles. Jeff Schinker signa également un des quatre textes dramatiques de la pièce collective Oh du do uewen, mise en scène par Thierry Mousset.



 

  •  Oeuvre publiée: Retrouvailles (2017)