Hallo, Grüezi, Servus! Literature from the three German-speaking countries.
Tuesday, March 4, 2043, at 6:00 p.m.
Goethe-Institut Chicago, 150 N Michigan Ave., Suite 200
In German and English, discussion moderated by Susan Harris
Wednesday, March 5, 2014, at 2:00 p.m.
University of Illinois at Chicago,Max Kade Center, 1501 University Hall, 601 S. Morgan St.
In German and English
Thursday, March 6, 2014, at 3:00 p.m.
DePaul University, Hall of Arts and Letters, 2315 N. Kenmore Ave. Room 103
In German and English
Friday, March 7, 2014, at 3:00 p.m.
University of Wisconsin - Madison, 1418 Van Hise, 1220 Linden Drive
Each year Literaturlenz brings together the Goethe-Institut Chicago, the Consulate General of Switzerland in Chicago and the Consulate General of Austria in Chicago for an evening of readings in German. Each author represents a unique voice in contemporary German-language literature. In 2013 we welcome Olga Grjasnowa from Germany, Richard Weihe from Switzerland, and Maja Haderlap of Austria. The readings will be followed by a discussion in English moderated by Susan Harris, Editorial Director of Words Without Borders.
Our Literaturlenz writers will also visit the University of Illinois at Chicago (March 5), the University of Wisconsin-Madison (March 7), and DePaul University (March 6) for readings with German students and faculty
Olga Grjasnowa born in 1984 in Baku, Azerbaijan, and has spent extended periods in Poland, Russia, and Israel. She moved to Germany at the age of eleven and is a graduate of the German institute for Literature/Creative Writing in Leipzig. All Russians Love Birch Trees is her first novel.
Information about Richard Weihe and Maja Haderlap will follow soon.
Susan Harris is the editorial director of Words Without Borders. With Ilya Kaminsky, she coedited The Ecco Anthology of International Poetry.
This event is free and open to the public.
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At the Goethe Institut Chicago we promote knowledge of the German language and foster international cultural cooperation. We convey a comprehensive picture of Germany by providing information on Germany's cultural, social and political life. We greatly emphasize support and sponsorship for translators, as well as translations of texts from German to English.