SAND 22 Virtual Launch Event
Sunday, 28 February 2021
8pm Berlin / 7pm London / 2pm New York / 11am Seattle
On our YouTube channel: SAND Literature & Art
Completing our year of archaeology, SAND 22 feels its way through the junk, keepsakes, and spaces we leave behind. Making sense of the past means both taking it apart and putting it back together. In the prose, poetry, and art of SAND 22, our pasts and presents prove surprisingly malleable.
Clutter dug out of a childhood home is recast into invaluable relics. A photograph’s absence becomes more poignant than its subject. Meanwhile, a scientist and his octopoid muse compose a counterpoint of sensory observations, and, on the outskirts of Berlin, an island brazenly invents its history with an ostentation of peacocks and uncomfortable desires.
To celebrate all of this & more, we are inviting you to join us for a virtual evening of selected performances from the new issue, streamed live via our YouTube channel. The full lineup, including bios of the presenting readers, is available here.
We launched SAND 22 on 28 February 2021 with a live-streamed evening of fiction, poetry, art, translations, and discussions on our YouTube channel.
On 11 October 2020, between the coronavirus lockdowns, we held a writing and reading event at Hopscotch Reading Room in collaboration with The Poetry Project.
From 29 to 31 May 2020, SAND held a live-streamed weekend of readings, art explorations, musical performances, panel discussions, interactive sessions and more to celebrate the publication of SAND 21 and our 10-year anniversary.
On 22nd November 2019, the SAND team launched SAND #20 Taboo at Prachtwerk Berlin. With photos from Kfir Harbi, achso! Media we look back at a night to remember.
An open-air summer reading at Tempelhofer Feld, a former airfield in the heart of Berlin.
Image: “Hair Vigilante” by Vicky Charles, 2018. We’ll be launching our new issue, SAND 19, on 24 May 2019. Come and celebrate with us! From
Who, if not contemporary writers, are better qualified to reflect on the absurd, the utopian and the dystopian implications of Brexit? Who better to riff
March 2019 SIX FEET UNDER POETRY: an immersive theatre experience feat. Elizabeth Barrett Browning 6 March 2019, Friedhof II der Sophiengemeinde, Bergstr. 29, Berlin 10115 (U8
Main image designed by Bárbara Fonseca incorporating the issue cover photograph of Elina Bergmark Wiberg’s ‘Still Life with Grapes’, 2017, mixed media including silicone, soap