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Poet to Visit Campus Sept. 22-23

On Sept. 22 and 23, writer and translator Peter Wortsman will be visiting UNH to participate in two events. Both events will take place in Hamilton-Smith 101.

On Thursday, Sept. 22, 5 p.m., Wortsman will be joined by UNH German Professor Ed Larkin for a reading of works of modern fiction from Austria. Wortsman will read from his translation of Telegrams of the Soul by Peter Altenberg. Larkin will read from his translation of Erich Hackl's Love at First Sight: A Recollection, forthcoming from Ariadne Press.

Friday, Sept. 23, at noon, Wortsman will give a dramatic reading from his play, The Tattooed Man Tells All. This powerful solo work is based on Wortsman's interviews with Auschwitz survivors in Vienna in the 1970s.

Peter Wortsman works as a freelance writer in New York City.  Recipient of the Beard's Fund Short Story Award, Wortsman is the author of "A Modern Way to Die: Small Stories and Microtales" and the play "Burning Words". His translations from the German include "Posthumous Papers of a Living Author" by Robert Musil and "Petr Schlemiel, the Man Who Sold His Shadow" by Adelbert von Chamisso.

These events are sponsored by the Department of English; the Department of Language, Literature and Culture; the Holocaust Fund; and the Center for the Humanities.

 


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