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Literary Events: Feb. 2013

Literary Events: Feb. 2013

WRITING CLASSES AT LETA A language school based in Vienna, Learn English Through Action (LETA) offers a variety of writing workshops, classes and camps for young people and adults. 14., Gyrowetzgasse 1/4 To register: info@leta.co.at www.leta.co.at Creative Writing Workshop A weekend in a relaxed environment that aims at improving your written English and helps you […]

“Young Austria” Exhibition Opens at Austria Trade Union Federation

“Young Austria” Exhibition Opens at Austria Trade Union Federation

The “Young Austria” exhibition opens on 5 Dec. at 18:00 with a vernissage at the ÖGB-Zentrale, headquarters of the Austrian Trade Union Federation, featuring a short performance of the Erstes Wiener Lesetheater. Organised by Sonja Frank, chair of Verein Kunstplatzl, the exhibition documents the youth organisation of Austrian émigrés in the UK during the World War […]

Murder and Mélange at Vienna’s Popular Kriminacht

Murder and Mélange at Vienna’s Popular Kriminacht

The crime rate was definitely up on 18 September, as local and international writers of detective fiction moved in on Vienna’s coffeehouses, reading from their high-tension stories of murder and mayhem. This year’s Kriminacht hosted 63 book readings in 54 locations – such a wide panoply demands a serious bit of sleuthing to make what […]

Summer Writer’s Workshop: Lower Fee Before 3 Jun.

Come join fellow writers and learn new techniques of how to portray the Vienna you love in words. In this workshop we will uncover the character of Vienna and the Viennese by exploring its culture in the broadest sense. What has shaped the attitudes and ways of life that we encounter today? It’s the present […]

Book Review: Tatort Kaffeehaus, by Edith Kneifl

Crime at the Kaffeehaus: a Mélange of Books and Authors The Viennese coffee-house may have literary connections, but it is not usually associated with a Tatort, the site of an illicit deed. However, on a single evening in mid-September more than 45 Vienna coffee houses were indeed the backdrop for crime. The seventh annual Kriminacht […]

Bombs, Books & Bank Statements

Bombs, Books & Bank Statements

The following accompanies a review of A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier by Ishmael Beah, which can also be found in the Mar. 2011 TVR. On Feb. 2, Ishmael Beah sat down between two panelists at the Military History Museum, a big smile stretching from ear to ear. Beah is a survivor. A former child […]

World of Books: Dec., 2010/Jan., 2011

The Return of Ian Fisher Supported by Philipp Szalay, Ian will be taking part in British Bookshop’s “Songs Between the Pages” series. Born in the U.S., Fisher is doing a short tour of Austria with this being his only appearance in Vienna that he is headlining. Szalay is the opening act and is a local […]

Book Review: Europe’s Promise, by Steven Hill

The European Way Despair, debt, and doubt – all have dragged down the economy of the United States over the past few years. Politicians offer the latest remedy for the ailing giant, but no matter what the country tries, growth seems slow in coming. While the nation is trying to lift itself out of a […]

Book Review: Bret Easton Ellis’ Imperial Bedrooms

Every Novel is an Exorcism A sellout crowd of Austrian hipsters welcomed controversial American writer Bret Easton Ellis to Vienna’s Rabenhof Theater on October 5. Ellis was in town to promote his new novel, Imperial Bedrooms, a dark tale of betrayal and violence in youth-obsessed Hollywood. Bret Easton Ellis has been a fixture on the […]

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