Our workshop team

Stela Knezevic
Workshopleitung The Poetry Project

Stela Knezevic, born in 1994, is a Yugoslavian storyteller and worker. She has been telling stories and working in Berlin since 2018. Furthermore she is a former editor and now leads FLINTA* storytelling circles, is an organizational force at the poetry event AKIMBO, and is a co-founder of the poetry publishing house SELDOM Press.

Anna Melikova
Workshopleitung PEN Berlin

Anna Melikova, born in 1984 in Ukraine and raised in Crimea, is a writer, screenwriter, film critic, and film curator. After studying German studies in Kyiv, she worked as a film curator and critic in Moscow. Since 2017, she has lived in Berlin. She wrote the screenplay for the film "Grand Jeté" and for the German-Ukrainian film project "The Female Body of My Beloved". Since 2022, she has been part of the selection committee for Berlinale Panorama.

Her debut novel "I Am Drowning in a Fleeing Lake" will be published by Matthes & Seitz in 2024. With her next novel "Songs from the Realm of the Dead," she has become a recipient of a scholarship from the Berlin Senate.

Upcoming workshops

  • 27.07.2024, 15:00 with Anna Melikova
  • 25.08.2024, 15:00 with Anna Melikova