Literary Events: Oct. 2012

Upcoming Literary Events in October 2012

Readings in THE Kaffeehaus 

Eighteen countries celebrate this day together in Vienna’s extended living room: the Kaffeeehaus. Austrian actors read excerpts from texts by European writers all over the city. Coffee and pastries at all-time bargain prices. In German.

1 Oct., 19:30
At 27 different locations
www.wiener-kaffeehaus.at


POETRY SLAM CUP VIENNA

Two established names of the European poetry slam scene, Martin Sieper and Sebastian Lehmann, face fearless slammers Bernie Wagner, Tschif, Nina Müller and Melina Marcher. €8, €4. In German.

4 Oct., 19:30
Café Prückl
1., Biberstraße 2
www.elwoodloud.com 

 

SCHREIBNACHT

Playing with words – a night of writing at the Writers’ Studio, conducted by Sylvia Petter. The €30 fee includes writing materials. No registration required. In English.

5 Oct., 19:30 – 23:00
Writers’ Studio
9., Pramergasse 21/7
www.writersstudio.at

 

DISCOURSE ON MODERNISM

Since the 19th Century, ideas from Latin America, Asia and Africa were ignored by European philosophy, and are now made urgent by upheavals in world religions, write Hans Schelkshorn and Jameleddine Ben-Abdeljelil in Die Moderne im interkulturellen Diskurs. Panelist include Schelkshorn, Ben-Abdeljelil and Cornelia Klinger. In German.

11 Oct., 18:00 20:00
Institute for the Human Sciences (IWM)
9., Spittelauer Lände 3
(01) 313 58-0
www.iwm.at

 

POETRY ‘SLAM B’

Poetry Slam MC Diana Köhle presents the season’s first “Slam B”. Up to 12 participants; winner by audience acclaim. Bring two original poems for first and final rounds. Registration 19:00. Free entry. In German.

12 Oct., 20:00
Literaturhaus Wien
7., Zieglergasse 26a
www.slamb.at

 

VIENNA LIT BOOK GROUP

This month, The Crimson Petal and the White by Michel Faber (2002), set in Victorian London, 19-year-old Sugar’s journey from prostitution to exclusive mistress. Discussions continue at the pub. Book exchange included. Free entry. In English.

15 Oct., 18.00 19:45
English Studies Library
Altes AKH, Hof 8.3
9., Spitalgasse 2
4
www.viennalit.at/bookgroup.htm

 

BOOK FLEA MARKET

Treasures from readers and the library’s stock look for a new home. If the weather permits, the flea market will take place outside. Come early for the best selection. Free entry.

18 Oct., 10:00 17:00
Library Penzing
14., Hütteldorfer Straße 130d
(01) 4000-14 161

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