Chit-chats, readings, Q&A’s

Augenblicke is a short series of weekly online events devoted to discussing bite-sized fragments of Robert Walser’s prose. Each episode is an invitation to take a look at one characteristically Walserian topic: walking, the passing of time, and focus on detail.

Each Thursday evening Walser’s translators, invited guests and host Ada Arendt will meet for a 45-minute chit-chat, beginning on Walser’s birthday, 15th of April. Events take place in Zoom.

15 April Walking, talking
19:00 Zurich time

guest: Erling Kagge (Norway)
reading: Greifen Lake; To the Lake, read and translated by Damion Searls (USA)

22 April Blink of an eye
20:00 Zurich time

guest: Michelle Bastian (Australia/Scotland)
video essay: Grzegorz Jankowicz (Poland)
reading: Hans, read and translated by Damion Searls (USA)

29 April Focus on detail
19:00 Zurich time

guest: Thomas Hirschhorn (Switzerland)
reading: Autumn II, read and translated by Susan Bernofsky (USA)

Moderator: Ada Arendt (Poland)

Zoom link: https://bit.ly/3gnHBfy


Events are organised by Ada Arendt and Robert Walser Zentrum in Bern in partnership with the Swiss Embassy in Poland and Państwowy Instytut Wydawniczy publishing house.