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.