Vienna Lit Fest – Friday bis and Saturday afternoon

After the Vienna Lit School Slam where finalists played to a packed room, things took on a more experimental note with “short short” stories presented by Bruce Holland Rogers samples of which can be found here. The fun continued with Irish storytelling by Joe Brennan and Clare Murphy which had us all open-mouthed and laughing on the edge of our seats. Then followed the poetic caustic/chummy tandem of She says He says by Walter Hoelbling and Gabriele Poetscher (both surnames have “umlauts”, but I can’t seem to find them). From this link you can see that Walter and Gabriele have a link to Australia and in that link there is also one to Michi who featured again in the Open Mic that closed the evening.

On Saturday there were workshops at the Literaturhaus with Gabriele Poetscher, Rommi Smith, Dardis McNamee and yours truly.