Literary Events: Sept. 2009

Upcoming Literary Events

IN SEARCH OF CULTURAL UNDERSTANDING

The Vienna-based American author and intercultural trainer Patrick Schmidt reads from his bestseller. Full of real-life anecdotes, like “Clinton’s cowboy boot fiasco”– the American President hosted the G7 summit in Denver and asked the European leaders to dress up in cowboy outfits to break the ice- the guidebook elaborates upon the dos and don’ts of cross-cultural interactions in life and work.

Sept. 22, 19:00
British Book Shop
Weihburggasse 24
(01) 512 19 45 0
www.britishbookshop.at

 

THE REST IS NOISE: LISTENING TO THE TWENTIETH CENTURY

The New Yorker music critic Alex Ross will read excerpts from his latest novel at Vienna’s main library. In The Rest Is Noise Ross invites his readers to accompany him on a musical voyage through the 20th century of history, from Gustav Mahler to the Beatles with halts in Paris, London and the USA. “The end result is not so much a history of twentieth-century music as a history of the twentieth century through its music,” Ross explains. The event will be held in English and was organized by MICA (Music Information Center Austria).

Sept. 30, 19:00
Hauptbücherei am Gürtel
7., Urban-Loritz Platz 2a
www.buechereien.wien.at

 

SYLVIA BEACH

As part of the Ruprechtsviertel street festival, Shakespeare & Co. celebrates Sylvia Beach, founder of the famous original Shakespeare and Co. in Paris, with readings from and about her works. The bookshop was an intellectual center for the international literary community in the 1920s and 30s, with such luminaries as Gertrude Stein, Ernest Hemingway, and F. Scott Fitzgerald. Beach was also the first publisher of James Joyce’s Ulysses.

Sept. 12, 10:00 – 20:00
Shakespeare & Company
1., Sterngasse 2
(01) 535 50 53
www.shakespeare.co.at

 

IRELAND IN /AND EUROPE
CROSS-CURRENTS AND EXCHANGE

As part of the 7th Conference of the European Federation of Associations and Centres of Irish Studies, seminars on Oscar Wilde, Irish films and poetry will be offered, among the many Irish-themed lectures. The conference will be opened by the Irish poet and Nobel Prize Laureate Seamus Heaney on Sept. 3, who will read on “Mossbawn via Mantua: A Reading with Commentary.”

Sept. 3 – 6
Department of English, University of Vienna
9., Spitalgasse 2-4, Hof 8,
(01) 427 74 24 81
For detailed information see website:
www.anglistik.univie.ac.at

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