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___Festival 2018________Europe_Inside_/_Outside________Vienna 24_10 | Munich 26-28_10

Festival location Munich
Atelierstr. 18 - 81671 München

Foto Angelika Schindel

Our new Festival Location and cooperation partner is the Munich.

Located right in Munich‘s new creative hotspot the whiteBOX made its mark as one of the most important venues for concerts, exhibitions and all kinds of performances of exciting acts both national and international.

Taking advantage of the area‘s interdisciplinary potential attracting an diverse and curious audience, the festival has access to the whiteBOX network of media-, lighting- and stage-artists .

The whiteBox provides the festival with two spaces: the large „BOX“ and a spacious artists studio. Both can be used in most flexible ways, adjusted according to the needs of the individual performances, and are ideally suited for the festival cross-over projects.

The whiteBOX is surrounded by various restaurants and is easily reached by public transport at the nearby Ostbahnhof-hub. And the trendy neighbourhood of „Haidhausen“ is within walking distance.

„In the whiteBOX art is being lived – every day“.

Atelierstr. 18 - 81671 Munich



public transport stop Ostbahnhof:
all S-Bahn lines - U-Bahn subway line 5
Tramway 19 - Bus 53, 54, 62, 100
Take the exit through the underpass in direction of the Friedenstraße

car: the Atelierstraße branches off the Friedenstraße, right behind the Ostbahnhof. Before you get to the Werk 3 (the big orange building) you find the driveway to he parking garage.

Workshop Vienna -
vienna poetry school class

the international crazy
wisdom poetry school
shall save the human race.
bam pa ra da!

Allen Ginsberg,
Vienna 1993

the vienna poetry school (sfd) was founded by writers, poets, performers and experimental language artists as an independent artists' project in 1991. it started its public work in april 1992, with the organization of 12 classes and an international symposium on the topic of the “teachability and learnability of literature”.

the poetry concept oscillates between “writing” and “multimedia”, between “analog” and “digital”, between “native language”, “foreign language” and “multilingualism”. sfd does not offer any formal education in a classical sense. instead, it organizes instructive encounters with renowned authors. the focus is on practical exercises.

along with analog and digital classes, the poetry school organizes symposia, concerts, readings, discussions, round table discussions, lectures, exhibitions, presentations, and multimedia performances.

topics include written poetry, oral poetry, experimental poetry, audiovisual poetry, visual poetry, acoustic poetry, concrete poetry, performative poetry, poésie sonore, beat poetry, prose, pop music, songwriting, film, video, new media, installations, and performances.

Mariahilfer Str. 88, 1070 Vienna


The following are some of the authors and artists who have worked at sfd: : Allen Ginsberg, Anne Waldman, Ed Sanders, (USA), Blixa Bargeld, Nora Gomringer, Dorothee Elmiger, Anna Kim, Heinrich Steinfest, Ilija Trojanow, Augusta Laar (D), Nick Cave (AUS), Humberto Ak’abal (Guatemala), Ayu Utami (Indonesien), Henri Chopin (FRA), Inger Christensen (DNK), Fernando Rendón, Angela Garcia (Kolumbien), Huynh Khai Vinh (Vietnam), Andrej Novikov (RUS), H.C. Artmann, Gerhard Rühm, Gert Jonke, Marlene Streeruwitz, Falco, Friederike Mayröcker, Robert Schindel, Peter Rosei, Christine Huber, Christian Loidl, Christian Ide Hintze, Ernst Molden (A).

Festival location Literaturhaus Vienna

On October 24th the first part of the festival will take place at the House of Literature in Vienna, Austria.

The Vienna House of Literature is the center of excellence of contemporary austrian writing. Since 1991, it houses three instutions: the Documentary Center for recent austrian literature, the association of Austrian authors and the association of translators.

With more then 100 events per year the House offers many possibilities to encounter modern literature. These include readings, book launches, introductions of Austrian publishing houses and literary magazines, discussions and exhibitions as well as academic meetings and conferences. The main focus is laid on presenting Austrian literature of the last 100 years, emphaiszing the contemporary production.

Seidengasse 13, 1070 Vienna