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program 2017

information on upcoming classes and other projects see below.
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unless otherwise noted, classes are held in german. if you are interested in participating in one of the classes, but german is not your strong point, please contact us at

line hoven (ger) & teresa präauer (aut) / gaga does dada

a class for scratching and writing in vienna.
30, 31 january, 1 february,
class presentation on 2 february 2018
open for registration!

high-level lamenting / christiane rösinger (ger)

online-class from 8 until 15 november 2017
participation free - go to (site in german): >>

an album for eternity

continuation of the sfd-series.
authors talk with fritz ostermayer about music and text production.
next "album" with hanno millesi on 14 december 2017!
vienna poetry school in association with literaturhaus wien

radio ö1 in association with sfd / track 5' short radio play competition 2018 "this is not a game"

let's go again: now open for participation! deadline: 5 january 2018
presentation of the top 10 radio plays on 5 february at "alte schmiede", the winners will be announced on 23 february 2018 at orf-funkhaus, broadcast on 3 march 2018

online festival map / "new poetry" worldwide

an overview of international festivals presenting or supporting "new poetry".

schorsch kamerun (ger) / me are the world

a text production class for musical theatre
18 september until 18 october 2017
in association with "werk x" theatre vienna

stefan slupetzky (aut) / "med aan schwoazzn lebdob"

(viennese for: "with a black laptop") - a crime song class in vienna
13, 14, 16 november 2017
class presentation on 17 november (with trio lepschi!)

hans-joachim roedelius (ger/aut) / "from A as in 'aquarello' to Z as in 'zuckerzeit'"

talk & reading. an evening with hans-joachim roedelius.
9 november 2017, 7 p.m.
venue: vienna poetry school


about imaginary geographies and nowhere places.
festival: lectures | readings | performances | music | exhibition   free admission
2 nov. 2017, 7 p.m.: exhibition opening "imaginary geographies", venue: sfd
3 + 4 nov. 2017, always 6 p.m.: literaturhaus, zieglerg. 26a, 1070 vienna
festival of the vienna poetry school in association with literaturhaus wien

judith nika pfeifer (aut) & jörg lukas matthaei (ger) / idiocy & resistance

roaming poetic acts.
an idiot's class in vienna. 30, 31 oct. & 2 nov. 2017
plus presentation at sfd's festival "cross the order" on 4 nov. 2017
open for registration!

julya rabinowich (aut) / political cabinet of wonders reopened: en route to finite depths

online class from 4 september until 18 october 2017
free participation & registration:

mara mattuschka (bul/aut) / the dialogue

a writing class? in vienna
2, 3 & 5 october
class presentation on 6 october 2017
(this class is already booked out)

speakers' corner of poetry

join in the "reading sale! everything has to go!"
with barbi marković and fritz ostermayer & sfd-poets
28 sept. 2017, 4 to 5 p.m., ceija-stojka-platz, 1070 vienna
schule für dichtung in association with kulturherbst neubau

robert schoen (ger) / radio play class

working title: "l.e. – triptychon (part 3) – etzel mauss’ travel to ellende"
class in vienna
28 april, 29 may, 14 july; class presentation 15 september 2017

a celebration / 25 years vienna poetry school

viva la poesia et cetera!
sat, 10 june 2017, 8 p.m.; free admission (limited number of tickets)
venue: rabenhof theater, rabengasse 3, 1030 vienna

markus köhle (aut) / balcony poetry

short class in the course of the eacwp symposion, held at sfd vienna.

may 27, 4 pm: balcony poetry performance, mariahilfer str. 88A, 1070 vienna
with: markus köhle & european poets of the eacwp

eacwp & sfd / eacwp symposium 2017

from 25 until 28 may 2017 sfd hosts the annual symposium of the european association of creative writing programmes (eacwp)

periodic get-together of the vienna poetry school / poetry and ...

first get-together of 2017 on 25 january

creative writing – translingual teaching and learning / eu project 2015-2017

classes, symposium, lectures
madrid (esp), vienna, turin (ita)
project funded by the eu's erasmus+ programme

exhibition / KETTE & SCHUSS (warp & weft)

exhibition maria muhar
23 november 2016 until 31 march 2017, opening on 22 november, 19h
venue: sfd, 1070 vienna

radio ö1 in association with sfd / track 5' short radio play competition "one never knows"

open for participation! deadline: 9 january 2017
online-voting from 20 january, presentation of the winners: 24 february 2017 at "orf-radiokulturhaus", broadcast on 14 march 2017 on Ö1 "hörspiel studio"

chris haring (aut) / babbling – from body & motion to the mouth

performative poetry. class in vienna
6, 7, 9 march
class presentation on 10 march 2017