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Literary Events: Dec. 2011

Literary Events: Dec. 2011

WARUM KRIEG? DAS ERSTE WORT ALS WAFFE The event “Why War? The First Word as a Weapon” seeks to raise awareness that one word can trigger a conflict. In a 1932 exchange of letters, the physicist Albert Einstein and the psychoanalyst Sigmund Freud discussed why people fight. Their correspondence will  be supplemented with historical documents […]

Literary Events: Nov. 2011

Literary Events: Nov. 2011

BUCH WIEN 2011 This annual festival features a variety of book readings, as well as a newspaper-related workshop, children’s games, a spoken word poetry event that mimics a silent disco, comic- and cartoon-drawing workshops, paper crafts projects and several poetry slams. Tickets are required for attendance to some events, while other events offer free admission. […]

Literary Events: Jun. 2011

POETRY OPEN-MIC Labyrinth, the Association for English-Language Poets in Vienna, invites you to an evening of open-mic poetry reading. Express your admiration, passion or despair and show the world that Vienna has not lost its  sensibility. The event is open to anyone with a predilection for rhymes and all languages are welcome, as lyrical talent […]

Literary Events: May 2011

Literary Events: May 2011

DESDEMONA PROJECT As a response to last year’s Othello by Peter Sellars and part of the Wiener Festwochen 2011, the Viennese Akzent Theater brings Nobel Prize laureate in Literature Toni Morrison and musician Rokia Traoré together for an evening of intimate dialogue between Shakespeare’s Desdemona and her African Amah. Many centuries of colonialism, repression and […]

Literary Events: Apr., 2011

A NIGHT OF HEBREW WORD An outspoken peace activist and supporter of the Palestinian cause, leading Israeli novelist David Grossman will present his work at the Viennese Burgtheater, mid-April. The selected lines will be read in Hebrew, followed by Austrian actress Elisabeth Orth’s German translation. Grossman’s books have been translated into more than 30 languages, […]

Literary Events: Oct. 2009

European Poetry Festival 2009 20 poets from 14 countries will present a cross-section of contemporary European poetry in their original languages and in German translations. Organised by the Italian Cultural Institute in Vienna in cooperation with cultural institutes of other European countries. Oct 6-7, 19:00 Literaturhaus Wien 7., Seidengasse 13 (01) 526 20 44 www.literaturhaus.at […]

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