German Writer Helga Schutz To Speak at Alma
Award-winning German writer Helga Schutz will speak about her
personal experiences with the Berlin Wall during a talk at Alma College.
“Berlin Wall—A Personal Memoir” will take place at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 13 in the M.J.J. Smith Room in the Alma College Library. Admission is free and open to the public. The talk will be given in English.
Schutz began her career as a freelance author in 1962, writing screenplays for the short film and feature film studios of DEFA, the state film monopoly in East Germany. Since that time, she has added stories and novels to her list of accomplishments.
She has been the recipient of many German literature awards. Among her newest books are Knee-deep in Paradise, Dahlias in the Sand: My Garden in Mark Brandenburg and Doorway to the Past.
In addition to talking about the Berlin Wall, which went through her backyard, Schutz will discuss her struggle and success as a writer under the East German censorships and the aftermath of Germany’s unification.
The event is sponsored by the Goethe-Institut/Chicago, the Alma College Modern Languages Department and the Co-Curricular Affairs Committee.
Posted: Mon, March 5th, 2007 at 1:39PM