Online reading of fiction and creative nonfiction on Wednesday, 16 November, from 7-8 p.m.
The event is organised by the Alumni Association of Graz University in cooperation with Tint Journal, the first online literary journal to focus on the work of writers who produce creative texts in English as their second or non-native language.
To register for this free event and to receive the link to participate, please send a mail to alumni(at)uni-graz.at by Monday, 14 November.
Three writers will read from their work: Heike Auer, Filippo Bagnasco, and Viktoriia Grivina.
Heike and Filippo are both Graz graduates of the European Joint Master's Programme in English and American Studies while Viktoriia is a doctoral student at St Andrews University. The readers will be presented by Lisa Schantl (Tint Editorial Board), also a Graz English and American Studies graduate. After the readings, participants will have the opportunity to ask questions.
Here is some information about the contributors:
Presenter: Lisa Schantl
Lisa Schantl is the founder and editor-in-chief of Tint Journal and an assistant at treffpunkt sprachen (University of Graz). She holds a Master’s degree in English and American Studies from Graz University, as well as a Bachelor’s degree in Philosophy. She is very interested in eco-literature and translingual writing, and uses every opportunity to engage in intercultural exchanges in the form of research, events as well as translations. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Artists & Climate Change, Asymptote, Edition Schreibkraft, manuskripte, Otherwise Engaged, PARADOX, Poetry Salzburg Review, The Hopper, The Normal Review, The Montclarion, UniVerse, and Versopolis, among others.
Heike Auer is a graduate of the European Joint Master's Programme in English and American Studies. She is a linguistics enthusiast and published short fiction author with roots in Austria, heart in Scotland, and mind ever dreaming of distant lands. Always carries a pencil, a book, and a deep love for all living things as she captures the beauty of the small wonders of life in her writing and photography. Thrives on open-minded discourse and storytelling, particularly at home, surrounded by cats, blankets, and light.
Filippo Bagnasco is a graduate of the European Joint Master's Programme in English and American Studies. He is Italian, a bit Canadian, lives in Austria and feels at home nowhere and everywhere. He is currently pursuing his PhD in American Studies at Graz University, dividing his time between university work, reading as much as he can, writing when he doesn’t hate it, and working at bars and coffee shops because, despite his love for writing, he still has to put money in his bank account.
Viktoriia Grivina is a writer and cultural researcher from Kharkiv, Ukraine. She writes personalized essays and short stories and is now working on a series of humorous stop-motion animations, Kharkiv Legends. Her current PhD research at St Andrews University is dedicated to the mythological and aesthetic transformations of public spaces in Ukraine in times of war.