Beitrag im Dackel

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DER DACKEL | BLÄTTER FÜR ASPHALTLITERATUR
Der Dackel bellt zweimal im Jahr und ich freue mich, mit einem Beitrag in der Startausgabe vertreten zu sein. Dem Dackel ein langes Leben, nicht nur in Hundejahren. Wow, wow!
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http://www.asphaltliteratur.com/der_dackel_premierenausgabe.html

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Beitrag in MATRIX: Die Kogge in Minden

shapeimage_1-7Anlässlich des 60-jährigen Bestehens der Europäischen Autorenvereinigung “Die Kogge” ist auf der diesjährigen Tagung in Minden eine Ausgabe der Literaturzeitschrift Matrix erschienen, die sich ganz diesem Jubiläum widmet. Auch von mir ist ein Beitrag dabei, eine geheimnisvolle Geschichte mit dem Titel “Minden mysteriös”. Zu bestellen für 10 Euro unter der ISSN: 1861-8006.
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Joint Presentation in Farmington

shapeimage_2Here’s another event to mark in your calendars:

On Wednesday, March 14 at 7:00pm I will present with Guy as part of the Lifelong Learning Forum poems and stories. Here’s the announcement from the Universalist Unitarian Church of Farmington website:

Fiction and Fact: Stories and Reality about the Holocaust. Our presenters will compare the topic through poem lyrics and stories with the actual accounts told to Dr. Stern while working at various positions at the Holocaust museum. Presenters: Dr. Stern has lectured and written on survivor experiences and the wisdom which Jewish scriptures attribute to older persons. Susanna Piontek has dealt with the Holocaust through her short stories and poems.

Joint Reading at Humanities Center

shapeimage_2-3Mark your Calendars!
Wednesday, March 6, 2013, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Bird Library, Peter Graham Scholarly Commons
Syracuse University Humanities Center

For more information click on the title below, or the image on the left…

Remembering the Holocaust Through Fiction and Facts: Joint Reading by Susanna Piontek and Guy Stern

Guy Stern, leading international scholar on exile from Germany and Europe during the Third Reich and on the Holocaust, an emigrant and survivor himself, has dedicated his life as a scholar to German and German-Jewish literature. Throughout his career he focused on the memory of those who had to flee from persecution and on the memory of those, who could not and perished. Among his numerous books are Nelly Sachs: Selected Poems; War, Weimar and Literature: The Story of the “Neue Merkur” 1914-1925; Literature and Culture in Exile; and Nazi Book Burning and the American Response. Together with Rebecca Swindler, he edited in 2008 the proceedings of the Fourth International Conference on Altruism, titled The Rewards of Raising Righteous Children.

Susanna Piontek has always been interested in Jewish tradition, literature, music, and of course history. Writing short stories on a wide variety of topics, she also described problems of Jewish life in post war Germany and Israel. This interest intensified upon meeting her husband to be in 2004 who was not only a Holocaust survivor but also is working at the Holocaust Memorial Center in Farmington Hills, Michigan. The two authors will engage in a dialogue about their encounters, how to communicate with each other and with their German and American audiences. One particular mode of discourse is translation, a means not restricted to Guy Stern’s translation of Piontek’s prose, but also a metaphor for fictional accounting. Remembrance and representation are at the heart of the joint reading, which will be the high point of a series of events around Guy Stern’s and Susanna Piontek’s visit to Syracuse University.

Contact Information:
Karina von Tippelskirch
kvontipp@syr.edu
315-443-5383

Rezension von “Have We Possibly Met Before?”

shapeimage_2-4Albrecht Classen, Distinguished Professor of German Studies an der University of Arizona hat soeben mein neuestes Buch “Have We Possibly Met Before? And Other Stories” rezensiert. Hier ist ein Zitat:

Insgesamt beweist sich die Erzählerin als eine bemerkenswerte literarische Begabung, da sie immer wieder neue Themen aufgreift und diese gut gestaltet. Die meisten Einträge der vorliegenden Auswahl bestechen durch präzisen Stil. Susanna Piontek erscheint als eine vielversprechende Stimme in der deutschsprachigen Literatur.

Die Rezension erschien in TRANS-LIT2, Vol. XVIII/No.1, Frühjahr 2012, Seite 159-160.

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BAWÜLON-MATRIX

shapeimage_1-17I just had a publication in the German BAWÜLON-MATRIX, a magazine for literature and art. Here is a link with the bibliographic information:

BAWÜLON – Süddeutsche MATRIX für Literatur und Kunst, Nr. 2-3/2011 (2-3).

176 Seiten, ISSN: 2192-3809;Preis: 14,00 Euro.