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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 […]

Sailing on a Boat For Dolls

It all starts with the fear of darkness, and with our search for the genuine light, the kind of inner light that can only be found in a person’s soul. We sometimes lose that sense, reality slips away and all we want to do is run. But you can never run away, not really. Boat […]

Jelinek’s ‘Rechnitz’: The Horror of Silence

While others may debate whether art is, or should be, political, Austrian Nobel laureate Elfriede Jelinek has never been in doubt.  Through much of her work, she portrays the pathologies she saw in a post-war Austria suffocating under a conspiracy of silence, an inability to confront its role in the horrors of National Socialism. This […]

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