Literary Events: Oct. 2010

Upcoming Literary Events

Wolf Haas at Burgtheater

Austrian crime writer Wolf Haas, whose novels around the disillusioned, lazy and very likeable loser Brenner received cult status, and have been made into a successful movie series starring Josef Hader, presents his new book, Der Brenner und der liebe Gott at Burgtheater. It doesn’t get much more Austrian than this.

Oct. 14, 20:00
1.,Dr.-Karl-Lueger-Ring 2
(01) 514 440


Spoken-word poetry with Kat Francois

The Vienna Poetry School presents a spoken-word poetry event with Kat Francois, World Poetry Slam Champion 2005. The London poet, whose show Seven Times Me sold out at the Edinburgh festival, has also been a member of traditional African dance groups and uses her spoken-word poetry to work with young people in deprived areas.

Oct. 28, 19:00
Institut für Anglistik, Universitätscampus
9., AAKH Hof 8.3, Spitalgasse 2-4


Shift of Focus to a New Egypt

Vienna’s main library presents an evening with lectures and discussions. Mansoura Ez Eldin (Beyond Paradise) and Ghada Abdelaal (Wanna be a Bride) will open the evening entitled “Salam Orient – Shift of Focus. News from a new Egypt.“ The lecture will be followed by a discussion with writers, editors and a political scientist.

Oct. 14
Begin: 18:30
Hauptbücherei am Gürtel
7., Urban-Loritz-Platz 2a



Joanna Godwin-Seidl from The Vienna Theatre Project presents spooky stories around the time of Halloween. Admission is free.

Oct. 29, 19:00
The British Bookshop
1., Weihburggasse 24
(01) 512 194 50



The Extraordinary Ordinary: A Tantric Fairytale  is the title of the novel by Andrena Woodhams, a writer, lecturer and event manager. The book has been presented as “Vienna’s own Eat Pray Love,” as it deals with a woman’s self-discovery.

Oct. 21, 19:00
The British Bookshop
1., Weihburggasse 24
(01) 512 194 50


Lecture with Tim Parks

A threatening illness, chronic pain for years and relief through meditation: Tim Parks presents his new book Teach Us To Sit Still – A Sceptic’s Search for Health and Healing. The readings take place in Germany, but fans might be consider it worth the trip.

Oct. 14, 20:30
Literaturhaus München
Salvatorplatz 1, 80333 München


Mood Matters

In his new book John L. Casti presents the theory that social events are biased by the attitudes a society holds toward the future. Casti works as a Senior Research Scholar at the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis in Laxenburg, where he researches early-warning methods for extreme events.

Oct. 7, 20:00
Galerie KoKo
6., Mittelgasse 7 (near Raimund Theater)

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