Literary Events: Oct. 2011

EINE FRAU SEIN IST KEIN SPORT (Being a Woman is No Game)

More often, says author Christine Nöstlinger it’s a question of sweat and hard work — at least as protrayed in Eine Frau sein ist kein Sport, her collection of satirical, witty, ironic stories about everyday life and the relationships between men, women and children in family life. The lesson? No problem can’t be approached with humour. Perfect for the redolent atmosphere of the Rote Bar.

Oct. 2, 11:00
Rote Bar, Volkstheater
7., Neustiftgasse 1
(01) 521 110



Two provocative communications consultants with an affinity for the written word present their comical and cynical bestseller “Eier”, in which they take on the unstoppable Anglicisation of the German language.

Oct. 11, 19:00
Thalia Buchhandlung
3., Landstraße Hauptstraße 2a/2b
(01) 718 93 53



A reading and piano jazz by Robin Meloy Goldsby, an American living in Cologne.  Her memoirs include Piano Girl and Waltz of the Asparagus People and a novel, Rhythm, her five CDs include jazz standards and original compositions.  The event at the Steinwayhaus is sponsored by the American Women’s Association, and benefits a water supply project in Cambodia.

Oct. 11, 18:30
Steinway House
1., Opernring 6-8
Res.: by Oct. 6 

NA UND, ICH TANZE! (So What if I Dance!)

Ben Becker, leading German actor and musician, reads from his memoir, “So what if I dance!” About his band Zero Tolerance, his performance in the theater production “Woyzeck & the Tiger Lillies”, and the
motivation that feeds off of his lust for
life and sharp, witty character. “He’d like to be the new Marlon Brando, but he has to watch out that he doesn’t end up like Harald Juhnke,” writes the German news magazine Focus.

Oct. 16, 20:00
Theater in der Walfischgasse
1., Walfischgasse 4
(01) 512 42 00

Reading with Kirby Wright

Born and raised in Honolulu, Kirby Wright is the author of two companion novels,
Punahou Blues: A Hawaiian Novel and Moloka’I Nui Ahina (Summer on the Lonely Isle). His first poetry book, Before the City, took first place at the 2003 San Diego Book Awards:

These houses that watch me are coffins.

The suburbs are a Cold War painting.

Neighbors stand at windows and in doorways to their own graves.

I press Rewind and Play, see us over […]

Oct. 28, 19:00
Shakespeare & Co.
1., Sterngasse 2
(01) 535 5053

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