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from 4 nov.: #sfd twitter online class with martin fritz (innsbruck)

info on additional classes and projects to be announced.

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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 forte, please contact us at


johannes bergmark (swe) / text-sound art & sound poetry

short class with johannes bergmark, electroacoustic & text-sound composer, sound poet, performance artist, sound sculpture maker, surrealist.
7 december 2019, 2 to 6 p.m.; teaching language: english
sfd in association with the festival shut up and listen!

#sfd twitter online class / martin fritz (aut)

online class with martin fritz, writer, performer and literary critic (innsbruck).
4 november until 16 december 2019. free particiaption
for additional info, registration & participation go to (in german) >>

radio ö1 in association with the vienna poetry school / track 5' short radio play contest 2020 "es geht auch anders" ("it can also work differently")

deadline: 9 january 2020
announcement of the top 10 radio plays on 18 february at "alte schmiede".
presentation of the winners: 28 february at orf-funkhaus, broadcast on 7 march at radio ö1 "hörspiel-magazin".

tomer gardi (isr/ger) / "the lie class"

literary and real creation of new identities.
a narrative performance class in vienna.
4 until 7 november, class presentation and reading by tomer gardi
during "buch wien" on 8 november 2019

an album for eternity

more of the sfd-series.
authors talk with fritz ostermayer about music and text production.
next "album" on 14 november with theodora bauer

exhibition / vinyl poetics

exhibition by kalle laar (ger/aut)
26 september 2019 until 28 february 2020
venue: vienna poetry school, 1070 vienna
exhibition opening: 25 september 2019, 7 p.m.

poetic reflexion & visual art / 19892019 kex open

with ten sfd writers
series in 10 parts from 24 september until 27 november 2019
vienna poetry school in association with the the art gallery "kunsthalle exnergasse"

online festival map / "new poetry" worldwide

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

carmen stephan (ger/sui) / truthful fictions

writing as a search for still possible certainties.
class in vienna.
21 to 24 october, class presentation on 25 october 2019.
already open for registration. (deadline for applications for free places: 4 sept.!)

festival / blessed be the rage of your flesh

lectures | readings | performances | music
4 and 5 october 2019, always at 8 p.m.
venue: schauspielhaus, porzellangasse 19, 1090 vienna

exhibition / [EIS]

exhibition by neutro anna neuwirth & martin troger
15 march until 30 august 2019
venue: vienna poetry school, 1070 vienna
exhibition opening on 14 march 2019, 7 p.m.

vienna poetry school call for text submissions 2019

short texts on the topic of anger and rage sought for:
sfd& wut (rage)
magazine of the vienna poetry school #01
deadline: 15 august 2019

daniel wisser & thomas pfeffer (aut) / workshop for experimental lyrics

...with poetic methods ("die letten werden die esten sein").
27, 28, 29, 31 may 2019, class presentation on 6 and 7 june in association with "wir sind wien.festival"
(deadline for subsidised places: 8 april 2019!)

antonio fian (aut) & julia reichert (ger/aut) / the rage of the age is deep

micro drama class on anger and rage in cooperation with "kabinetttheater wien".
3, 4, 11 & 12 june 2019, class presentation as stage premiere at "schauspielhaus wien" on 5 oct. 2019 during this year's vienna poetry school festival.

an evening for gert jonke / "but i am also the composer"

with christoph w. bauer, oliver welter, clemens berger, evelyn steinthaler and fritz ostermayer
16 may 2019, 7 p.m.; free admission. venue: vienna poetry school / schule für dichtung, mariahilfer str. 88a/III/7, 1070 vienna

anna weidenholzer (aut) / we're raising gross national happiness – texts for maximizing happiness

online class with anna weidenholzer.
20 february until 3 april 2019. free participation.
for additional info, registration & participation go to (in german) >>

eacwp & sfd / flash fiction contest 2019

for the second time, the european association of creative writing programmes (eacwp) organizes a flash fiction contest - for texts with not more than 100 words! participation in 12 different european languages. open for submissions from 1 february until 15 march 2019 (1 p.m. CET) - extended until 1 april 2019!

lydia haider (aut) / "die erben sollen nun sterben. die viren sollen krepieren"

(the heirs shall now die. the viruses shall croak.)
class from 25 to 28 march, plus class presentation on 29 march 2019
open for registration. (deadline for free places: 20 feb.!) women only.

vienna poetry school get-together / poetry and ...


continuation of our get-together evenings on 4 march 2019

fabian navarro (ger/aut) / code & poetry

poetry in the digital realm.
class in vienna.
11, 12, 13 and 18 march, plus class presentation on 19 march 2019
open for registration. (deadline for free places: 7 feb.!)

lydia haider / from the ivory tower

4 march 2019, 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. (appr. 10 minutes each)
balcony performance by lydia haider.
from the vienna poetry school's corner balcony onto mariahilfer strasse (nr. 88a), 1070 vienna

radio ö1 in kooperation mit sfd / track 5' short radio play contest 2019 "da ist jemand" (someone's there)

deadline: 11 january 2019
presentation of the top 10 radio plays on 11 february at "alte schmiede".
award ceremony: 22 february at orf-funkhaus, broadcast on 2 march at radio ö1 "hörspiel-magazin".