Prize-winning novelist, playright, and screenwriter Christopher Kloeble to read at Wesleyan

The German Studies Department and the Writing Center invite you to meet Christopher Kloeble on Tuesday, October 18, 2011, at 6:00 p.m., in the Shapiro Center/Allbritton 311. Join us for stories by Christopher Kloeble and a sneak preview of his latest novel, Almost Everything Very Fast, which will be published in March 2012. Mr. Kloeble will read in English and German. English translations will be available for the parts he reads in German. A discussion will follow.

Christopher Kloeble grew up in Königsdorf, a small town in Bavaria. He has studied in Dublin and at the Literary Institute in Leipzig. Recently, he also attended the International Writers Program at the University of Iowa. For his debut novel, Amongst Loners, published in 2008, he received the Juergen Ponto-Stiftung Prize. A collection of 11 short stories followed a year later. His plays have been staged in major theaters in Vienna, Munich, Leipzig, Heidelberg and Nuremberg. The film,Inclusion, for which he wrote the movie script, will air on December 12, 2011, on BR-alpha, a German television station owned by the regional broadcaster Bayrischer Rundfunk. Kloeble lives and works in Berlin.

Cherry Blossoms – A German movie with English subtitles

The Middletown International Film Festival presents Cherry Blossoms – Kirschblüten – Hanami by Doris Dörrie, with an introduction by Associate Professor Iris Bork-Goldfield.

Doris Dörrie’s bittersweet film beautifully juxtaposes German and Japanese culture and tells the story of mourning and the futility of trying to recover something lost.

The screening will be at 7:00 p.m., on Thursday, October 13, 2011, at Wesleyan University’s Center for Film Studies

Admission is free


Kaffee und Kuchen


Relax, speak German, and enjoy coffee and cake at the German House on 65 Lawn Ave. The German House is inviting to “Kaffee und Kuchen” on  Friday, October 7 from 4:30 – 6:00 PM.