Literary Events: Mar 2009

Upcoming literary events

READING BY
REBECCA LIEBERMANN NISSEL
In her strong and touching collection of texts in We Are Still Here: Memoirs of a Child of Survivors from 2006, Rebecca Liebermann Nissel tells us her family history throughout the last five generations: from her grandparents’ prewar life in Europe, her parents’ experience of the Holocaust, her own childhood in Vienna, and the life of her American children right up to the births of her first grandchild. This event is organized by the Jewish Museum, Vienna.
Mar. 11, 18:30
Palais Eskeles
1., Dorotheergasse 11
(01) 535 04 31
www.jmw.at

CONTEMPORARY HUNGARIAN NOVEL
Authors Heike Flemming and Imre Kertész, the latter a Nobel Prize winner for literature in 2002, are junior visiting fellows at the Institute for Human Sciences. In this seminar, they will introduce us to the story of the contemporary Hungarian novel.
Mar. 11, 14:00
Library, Institute for Human Sciences
9., Spittelauer Lände 3
(01) 313 58 0
www.iwm.at

LABYRINTH OPEN MIC
Read your own poems at a cozy kaffeehaus right off of Mariahilferstrasse; simply add your name to the list and read when it is your turn – or just come to listen and relax. This event is organised by the Labyrinth Association of English Language Poets in Vienna. Poems of all languages welcome.
Mar. 6, 20:30
Café Kafka
6., Capistrangasse 8
(01) 586 13 17

READING BY CAMPBELL JEFFERYS
Set in middle-class Australia, Jefferys’ book Hunter is a coming of age story – one that poses questions on nationality, social acceptance and life in Australian suburbia.  The novel follows the stories of two old men – one a Nazi from Austria and the other a north German soldier – and a teenage boy who comes into contact with the old men while doing odd jobs for seniors. Of German descent himself, the teenager becomes fascinated by the men and the stories they tell.
Mar. 23, 19:30
Shakespeare & Co.
1., Sterngasse 2
(01) 535 50 530
www.shakespeare.co.at

LITERATURE FOR YOUNG READERS
An exhibition with over 2000 book titles for ages 3 to 15, a ‘hearing’ room for audio books, an exhibition of of Czech children’s book illustrations, a cinema for picturebook movies and a showroom of educational games for kids. The week-long program includes special performances with musicians and dancers, see website for complete itinerary.
Mar. 19 – 25: daily 9:00-18:00
Palais Auersperg
8., Auerspergstrasse 1
(01) 505 03 59
www.jugendliteratur.net

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