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program 2020

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sfd& wut >> (in german)

- "hauntings" a ghost-festival about the absent present in and around us
films | lectures | readings | performances | music
15 to 17 october 2020
vienna poetry school in association with schauspielhaus wien

and much more...

from sept. 2020: online class peter rosei
(postponed to 2021: class with hanna herbst)

for event infos go to >> newsflash


peter rosei (aut) / walking

online class with peter rosei
short prose
7 september until (max.) 19 october 2020 (or until a maximum of 90 contributions)
free participation

timo brandt (ger/aut) / sawing on eden's apple trees

class on erotic poetry.
7, 8, 9 and 11 september; class performance during the festival "452 jahre wiener gruppe" on 20 september 2020
in association with "sprachspiel. biennale west"

festival / hauntings

a ghost festival about the absent present in and around us
films | lectures | readings | performances | music
a ghost cinema evening on 15 october plus two festival evenings on 16 and 17 october 2020.
vienna poetry school in association with schauspielhaus wien, in cooperation with slash filmfestival and filmarchiv austria / metro kinokulturhaus

swantje lichtenstein (ger) / silencing & sexing. performative writing

class in vienna
19 and 20 october, class presentation on 21 october 2020 at schamrock festival der dichterinnen(applications for free participation until 18 sept.!)

voodoo jürgens (aut) / ghosts and such

a graveyard poetry class
19, 20 and 22 october, class performance on 23 october 2020
(application for free participation until 18 sept.!)

an album for eternity

more of the sfd-series.
authors talk with fritz ostermayer about music and text production.
special with literature critic katja gasser on 15 september 2020!

clemens berger (aut) / ant bear to zebra

the zoo class
writing at the vienna poetry school and schönbrunn zoo. prose.
postponed to may 2021; exact dates tba! 
open for registration!

vienna poetry school call for text submissions 2020

we're looking for short literary texts on the topic of ghosts for:
sfd& gespenster (ghosts)
magazine of the vienna poetry school #02
deadline for submissions: 15 july 2020
(literary form: open (poem, prose, drama, ghost diary ...)

orhan kipcak (aut) / evil voices / anonymous calls, rumours, conspiracy

online micro radio play class from 6 may until 17 june 2020. participation free of charge.

gertraud klemm (aut) / writing on the fine line

due to the corona event restrictions the class will be held virtually
digital class (max. 8 participants). internet connection required.
25 until 28 may 2020 (waiting list)

flash fiction contest 2020

for the third 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. deadline for submissions: 15 march (13.00h CET) – extended until 1 april!

peter rosei (aut) / dreaming

online class with peter rosei
prose, poetry or (micro)drama
6 april until 18 may 2020 (or up to a maximum of 90 text contributions)
participation free of charge

sophie reyer (aut) / lyric poetry – a language of emaciation?

write a text that consumes itself.
online class with sophie reyer.
5 february until 18 march 2020. free participation

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".

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.

online festival map / "new poetry" worldwide

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