In the second half of the year I’m again involved in the organization of a number of events which all will be announced in detail here later. Here’s an overview:
On June 14th and 15th writers, artists, editors and readers of the German sf magazine Nova, that I edit in collaboration with Olaf G. Hilscher and assistant editor Sven Klöpping, will celebrate the magazine’s ten year anniversary with a number of events in Wuppertal. It will start on Friday 14th with a reading from Nova‘s international sister magazine InterNova. Thorsten Küper, Sven Klöpping and Uwe Post will each read an own story and a story from a foreign colleague published in InterNova. On Saturday, starting at 19:00, a Nova anniversary party will take place in Culture Club Barmen, the home base of longtime Nova co-editor Ronald M. Hahn’s band Wupperkrampen.
On Saturday, July 13th we will repeat the well-received Science Fiction Ladies Night in Wuppertal, a group-reading of female German sf writers, this time with Gabriele Behrend and Gloria Manderfeld, already present in the successful premiere in 2012, and newcomer Jacqueline Montemurri from Velbert, probably again in Udo Hösterey’s popular second hand bookshop.
The next Second Life event after the Mumtaz Ambient Music Night that I plan will be a literary evening in the Kaishi Chou Okiya, a beautiful recreation of a classical Japanese village. It will be dedicated to the famous Japanese writer Ryunosuke Akutagawa, best known for the story on which Akira Kurosawa‘s classic movie Rashomon is based, with an introduction to the life and work of the writer and a reading of several of his stories. It is scheduled for early August. More news soon.