The five writers are already excitedly looking forward to our Five Contient Reading that will take place in Thorsten Küper’s and Kirsten Riehl’s steampunk location Kafé Kruemelkram on Saturday, starting with Guy Hasson (Israel) at 23:00 local time (14:00 PDT) who will read from his novel Tickling Butterflies “which is made out of 128 fairy tales that are actually one big story”. Jonathan Elorm Dotse (Ghana) and myself will follow at 0:00 local time (15:00 PDT). Jonathan will read his short story “Virus” which is part of a novel in progress. I will read some sections of my novelette “The Spirits” (which is actually my second fictional work written in English). Gustavo Bondoni (Argentina) and Ahmed A. Khan (Canada) will start at 1:00 local time (16:00 PDT). They will read some of their short stories.
Although this will surely be not only a fun and interesting but also a demanding event for both listeners and writers I hope that at 2:00 local time most of the visitors and, if possible, all of the writers will still be around to have a little chat. An occasion like this may not come so soon again. Or maybe it will – considering Thorsten’s and Kirsten’s untiring enthusiasm.