Literary Events: Mar., 2011

Upcoming Literary Events

Exhibition as Drama: How the Museum Developed Out of Theater

Book presentation and podium discussion. Exhibitions are one of the most successful forms of media in the world today. But what exactly is an exhibition? Werner Hanak-Lettner, Curator at the Jewish Museum Vienna, analyzes the importance of exhibition as a form of media and its interconnections with drama and theatre. This book is the “first scientific study reflecting on the transformation of exhibitions under performative conditions.” (Peter Weibel)

Mar. 22, 18:30
Jewish Museum
1., Dorotheergasse 11
(01) 535 043 1



Alain Claude Sulzer (Basel) reads from his novel At the Wrong Time, in which the 17-year-old narrator travels to France following his dead fathers trace, which his mother concealed from him for years. Sulzer, a professional free-lance journalist, builds up his sentences and with every comma grows ever hungry for perfection, every word having its impact.

Mar. 23, 19:00
Alte Schmiede Kunstverein Wien
1., Schönlaterngasse 9
(01) 512 83 29


New Readings from Czech Folktales

The Czech screen play writer and director, Edgar Dutka reads scenes from the perspective of a young boy about the two years he spent in an orphanage, because his mother has been imprisoned for political reasons. His prose employs dialect and nonstandard language. Humorous and dramatic this reading deals with a child’s innocence in the face of the communist takeover of Czechoslovakia after 1948.

Mar. 24, 19:00
Alte Schmiede Kunstverein Wien
1., Schönlaterngasse 9
(01) 512 83 29



For six years, poetry fans have been meeting at Vienna’s Rhiz Bar where they either present or listen to texts. Textstrom is a family made up of an audience, slammers and DJs. If you’d like to take the challenge, bring two texts with you and be prepared to impress the audience and the jury for five minutes with your text. DJ to be announced. See website for more information. Seats fill up fast, so come early! If you can’t make it to the Rhiz Bar, the opportunity to listen to the slam via live streaming  on the Rhiz homepage.

Mar. 23, 20:15 (registration from 19:30 on)
Rhiz Bar
8., Gürtelbogen 37-38

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