Literary Events: Nov. 2012

Upcoming Literary Events

(RE-) START THAT NOVEL!

Welsh author Vanessa Gebbie (The Coward’s Tale) helps aspiring writers to begin and polish their own novels, overcome writer’s block, freely exploring ideas, and create setting and characters. Gebbie will also help find a literary agent and publisher. Two monthly instalments of €299 each. In English.

1-4 Nov., 9:30-13:00
Writers’ Studio
9., Pramergasse 21/7
www.writersstudio.at

 

READING BY VANESSA GEBBIE

Vanessa Gebbie reads from her 2011 novel, The Coward’s Tale: Laddy Merridew arrives in a small Welsh town and, through a local storyteller discovers deep wounds and unsolved mysteries of his new community.

2 Nov., 19:30
Shakespeare & Co. Booksellers
1., Sterngasse 2
www.shakespeare.co.at

 

IN PRAISE OF BOUNDARIES

Philosophy Professor Konrad P. Liessmann from the University of Vienna reads from his new book, Lob der Grenze (In Praise of Boundaries) describing the structures and limits necessary for the well-being of the individual in society. The store includes a section of books in English. In German.

7 Nov., 19:00
Buchhandlung Kuppitsch
1., Schottengasse 4
www.kuppitsch.com

 

FLASH FICTION

Australian writer Sylvia Petter reveals how to jump-start creativity and write short works with a lingering impact. Two monthly instalments of €299 each. In English.

10-11 Nov., 1-2 Dec., 10:00-13:30
Writers’ Studio
9., Pramergasse 21/7
www.writersstudio.at

 

POETRY ‘SLAM B’

Experienced slammers and rookies bring their own poetry to the stage and try to win audience approval. All languages welcome.

16 Nov., 20:00 Uhr
Literaturhaus Wien
7., Zieglergasse 26a
www.slamb.at

 

VIENNA LIT BOOK GROUP

This month, Patrick deWitt’s novel The Sisters Brothers (2002) about two brothers who are murderers for hire. Discussions continue at the pub. A book exchange invited at each meeting. Free entry. In English.

19 Nov., 18:00
English Studies Library
Altes AKH, Hof 8.3
9., Spitalgasse 2-4
www.viennalit.at/bookgroup.htm

 

BUCH WIEN 12

Austria’s biggest book related festival enters its fifth round with special focus on Eastern European and southeast European literature.  Distinguished American Sociologist Richard Sennett introduces the BUCH WIEN Lesefestwoche (Reading Festival Week) on 19 Nov. reading from his 2012 book Together (Zusammenarbeit), followed by Carl Djerassi on 21 Nov. (see “Carl Djerassi, the Poet of Progressive Science,” TVR June 2012), introducing the International Book Fair. Events for all ages. Sennett and Djerassi in English.

Lesefestwoche: 19-25 Nov.
International Book Fair: 22-25 Nov.
Messe Wien, Halle D (U2 Krieau)
2., Trabrennstraße
www.buchwien.at 

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