Maren Kames

City, Country:

Berlin, Germany

Year:

2016

Stay(s):

Dez 2016 - Feb 2017

Born 1984 in Überlingen am Bodensee/Germany.

Maren Kames lives and works as a freelance author and academic ghostwriter in Berlin/Germany. She studied cultural studies, philosophy and theater studies in Tübingen/Germany and Leipzig/Germany as well as creative writing and arts journalism at the University of Hildesheim, Germany.

From 2011 to 2013, she was an associate editor at the literary journal BELLA triste. For the literature festival PROSANOVA 2014, she developed an Audio-White-Cube in collaboration with a composer and an architect. In 2015 she participated with a performative live audio play as a mentee of the international Forecast Forum, an interdisciplinary platform that promotes emerging talents, in the Haus der Kulturen der Welt in Berlin. Her debut novel Halb Taube halb Pfau will be published by the Secession Verlag in the fall of 2016.

In 2013 Maren Kames was awarded the jury prize for poetry and the audience award at the 21. Open Mike. In 2014 she was a fellow of the interdisciplinary Gargonza Arts Awards in Tuscany, the 18. Klagenfurter Literaturkurs in Klagenfurt/Germany as well as project fellow of the Künstlerdorf Schöppingen, Germany. After a scholarship at the Künstlerhaus Edenkoben, Germany, she is currently granted a literary scholarship from the Berlin Senate.

Maren Kames is a fellow in cooperation with Literaturhaus Stuttgart.