Literary Events: Dec. 2009/Jan. 2010

Upcoming Literary Events

Nuruddin Farah: “Knots“

A dialogue and reading by Nuruddin Farah. Farah was born in 1945 in Baidoa, Somalia. One of the most important cosmopolitan contemporary, Farah has published books since 1965. Her last book “Knots” portraits the civil war in Somalia through the eyes of a migrant woman who returns to her land from Canada to mourn for her son.

Dec. 1, 19:00
Alte Schmiede/Literarisches Quartier Kunstverein Wien
1., Schönlaterngasse 9
Tel (01)512 44 46  


Labyrinth Open Mic

Come and read your own poems; simply add your name to the list and read when it is your turn – or just listen. All languages welcome at this event organised by the Association of English Language Poets in Vienna.

Dec. 4, 20:30
Café  Kafka
6., Capistrangasse 8
(01) 586 13 17

Vienna Lit Book Group

In the English Studies library at Vienna University, the Lit Book group will be discussing A Box of Matches by Nicholson Baker. Previous books discussed include The Time Travel’s Wife by Audrey Neffenegger and The Uncommon Reader by Alan Bennett.

Dec. 14, 18:15-20 :00
Fachbereichsbibliothek für Anglistik und Amerikanistik
Universitätscampus Altes AKH
9., Spitalgasse 2, Hof 8 


Finnegan’s Wake Reading Group

Joyce addicts meeting: Have you heard of one Humpty Dumpty? How he fell with a roll and a rumble… And curled up like Lord Orlofa Cumple by the butt of the magazine wall, hump, helmet and all? Was he pushed or did he fall? To find out, join the Viennese Finnegans Wake Reading Group.

Every Tuesday 18:00-20:00
English Department, AAKH Hof 8.3
9., Spitalgasse 2-4, Room 2

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