01 March, 7-10 pm: in the DRK KaufBar in Brunswick, the local Inkies celebrated their
annual birthday party. The KaufBar is a mixture of charity shop, restaurant and venue
for cultural or artistic events.
As befits an organization dedicated to encouraging non-native speakers to write and express themselves in English, be it prose or poetry, the members put together a nice program for the evening, that consisted of several poems and short stories mostly written and read by members. All in all, more than 15 pieces were read, some longer, some quite short.
Unfortunately, we have no picture of Ottmar in his Friar Lawrence costume that was made out of a blanket and a tube scarf both in dark red and supported his act on stage (he wrote a dialogue between said Friar and well-known Romeo).
The Inkies had prepared a lot of food: at least three sorts of cake/muffins, plus salad, bread, a quiche, a roast with fig mustard and a selection of cheeses. And of course Colette’s famous carrot cake. Moreover, the KaufBar sold us all kinds of beverages, so nobody had to go home thirsty nor hungry.
The event had that Christmas-carols-in-front-of-the-fireplace-charm that we come
There was one sad aspect of the evening, too. It was time to bid farewell to organization’s head, founder and president Lawrence Guntner. He chose to retire and even though he wanted to stay in the shade for the event he still had to accept the presents he was given as a sign of gratitude for all the years of hard work.
It was a cozy and stimulating evening, and many of us are looking forward to tasting
20 February, 7.30 pm: we celebrated the 11th Birthday Party of Writer´s Ink with
poetry, prose and carrot cake. It was a great night with readings of our favourite texts
in English, great food and a nice chat in between. A highlight and a great occacsion for
our members to meet.
25 and 26 January: A play in German end English could be enjoyed at the Roter Saal:
„Mrs Topham Looks out of the Window” is a co-production of Rebecca Bilkau and
Stephanie Lammers for Writers. Ink and is a play depicting about Viktoria Luise´s
governess meeting a group of teenagers of today. „Playing with History. Ein Stück
auf Deutsch, with a bit of English thrown in” - great fun to watch!
15 November, 2. Braunschweiger Vorlesetag · Writers Ink Literary Lounge
The Writers Ink Literary Lounge - an armchair safari for literary lizards - took place
at the Galeri auf Zeit. Several guests joined us for a cozy stroll through our pet texts.
We read about cats who run railways, dogs who drive the great American freeways,
Baskervillian hounds, teddies with honey issues, bees and other animals. Following
2012's Harry Potter reading we offered a little relaxed magic - a sane hatters soirée
with Messrs Elliot, Steinbeck, Conan Doyle, Milne, Kipling et al. Armed with words,
snacks and wine we went on a gentle bear hunt together.
28 February, 19:00, Writers Ink Birthday party at the Raabe-Haus
Literaturzentrum, Leonhardstr. 29a, 38102 Braunschweig. As a writing prompt
for poetry or prose we had a choice of six paintings, the results were
fabulous! Furthermore, the attendants brought a post-it with their favorite
lines of poetry which were put together to a new poem. What a creative
We started the Daniil Pashkoff Prize 2010 in the summer. Furthermore we held
monthly Read-Ins at the Rollei-Existenzgründerzentrum on every first Saturday
of the month and celebrated our anniversary at Hans-Gerd Hahne's Galerie of Zeit
in Braunschweig. We relaunched our website with the help of Mr. Maassen from
Maassen Design and started a monthly newsletter for our members.
The year of the 7th Daniil Pashkoff prize. In 2008 we did a prose workshop
and celebrated our 6th anniversary party in the Raabe-Haus Braunschweig -
as has become usual, with prose and poetry readings.
Publication of In The Silence A Whisper with the prize-winning texts
of the Daniil Pashkoff Prize 2008 and 2006.
We had a prose workshop, commemorated Daniil Pashkoff's birthday
with a party and celebrated our 5th anniversary.
A busy year: we did three poetry workshops, two of the workshops in schools
of the region. We held a prose workshop at the English Seminar in Braunschweig,
had a prose and poetry session and, of course, celebrated our 4th anniversary
and awarded the 6th Daniil Pashkoff Prize. We published the anthology
Feel the Words Burning on your tongue with prose and poetry from the
Daniil Pashkoff Prize 2003, 2004 and 2005.
Another busy year: Three workshops, an open mic and our 3rd anniversary
plus the 5th Daniil-Pashkoff-Prize.
This year saw four workshops, our 2nd anniversary and the 4th Daniil Pashkoff Prize.
The 3rd Daniil Pashkoff Prize, one poetry workshop at a school in Braunschweig,
one prose workshop, our 1st anniversary.
Birth of Writers Ink. One workshop - and the 2nd Daniil Pashkoff Prize.
Publication of Life is but a Verse... with prose and poetry from the
Daniil Pashkoff Prize 2001 and 2002.
Year of the 1st Daniil Pashkoff Prize.
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