Literary Events: Dec.,/Jan., 2008/2009

A Bilingual German/English poetry performance on weather, origins, fate, female socialization and other forms of exposure. Written by, and featuring, Hillary Keel and Karin Seidner.
Dec. 9, 20:00
Cafe Tachles
2., Karmeliterplatz 1
(01) 212 03 58

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 organized by the Association of English Language Poets in Vienna.
Dec 5, Jan 2, 20:30
Café Kafka
6., Capistrangasse 8
Tel: (01) 586 13 17

This creative writing workshop encompasses writing, reading and discussion of participants’ texts and those of other authors. In a relaxed atmosphere, a variety of genres are explored, including prose, poetry, dialogue and mini drama, using techniques and forms such as cut-ups, collage and haiku.
Jan. 10, 24,14:00 – 18:00
Volkshochschule Donaustadt
12., Bernoullistraße 1
(01) 202 82 34

Based around discussions of contemporary texts, this month’s meeting focuses on The Tale of Murasaki: A Novel by Liza Dalby. After 8 p.m. the discussion continues in a local pub.
Dec. 1, 18:15 – 20:00
Universität Wien Department of English Library
Universitätscampus AAKH
9., Hof 8, Spitalgasse 2A
(01) 427 74 24

Hänsel and Gretel are the children of a poor woodcutter. Abandoned in a forest, they find a house made of ginger bread and candies, with sugar windows, inhabited by an evil witch… children’s theatre company Märchenbühne Der Apfelbaum  presents this charming fairytale by the brothers Grimm.
Dec. 6, 10, 13, 14, 20, 21
Jan. 9, 10, 11, 17, 18
Entry: €8
Märchenbühne Der Apfelbaum
7., Kirchengasse 41
(01) 523 17 29 20

Santa Claus is missing. Where is he? Will he be back in time for Christmas? So many questions! Danny and Gerry, the singing and dancing English teachers from Canada and Ireland, present their energetic show, covering all the best parts of the Anglosaxon Christmas traditions.  Learning through play, children of all ages can improve their language skills and join in the search for Santa. Knowledge of English is not required, as all can take part in laughing, singing and dancing. Suitable for age 4 and above.
Dec. 9,10
9:00 and 10:45
Entry: €5.50
Verein für integrative Lebensgestaltung
14., Goldschlagstraße 169
(01) 988 98 111 -112

Always a successful highlight of the winter semester, held at the main building of the University of Vienna. Academic literature, magazines, CDs and Vinyl are on offer at inexpensive prices.
Dec. 15-19, 10:00 – 17:00
University of Vienna
1., Dr.-Karl-Lueger-Ring 1
(01) 427 70

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