German Authors to Read Their Works and Speak at Western, July 14
July 1, 2010 -- International travel writer, novelist and screenwriter Knud Kohr will read from his new novel, “In Cuxhaven,” at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, July 14 in the West Wing of the Savage Library at Western State College of Colorado (WSC). Swiss radio journalist, playwright and publisher Susann Sitzler also will be attending.
The two writers hail from Berlin and have come to Gunnison to report on Cattlemen’s Days as part of a feature on American rodeo and cowboy culture for the largest travel magazine in Europe, "Abenteuer und Reise.” Their project in the States will take them across the West, from California to Colorado.
Kohr is author of five books and three movies produced in Germany. His latest book, “In Cuxhaven,” is his first work of fiction. His previous book, “Die Enge Welt” (“A Small World”), recounts his travels to out-of-the-way and exotic locales such as South Africa, the northern wildernesses of Canada and Dubai.
Sitzler has written and produced plays for Swiss and German theater, and she works for a Berlin-based publishing house. She also writes and produces stories for national German Radio. While in Gunnison, she will do a piece on the Cowboy Poetry and Western Music event co-sponsored by Cattlemen’s Days and Friends of the Library.
Kohr and Sitzler first discovered the Gunnison Valley in 2006, coming here at the invitation of Beth Buehler of the Gunnison-Crested Butte Tourism Association. They later hosted a reading for local authors Mark and Kym Todd in Berlin in 2008.
The travel writers are accompanied by photographer Eva Haeberle, who will chronicle Cattlemen’s Days in pictures for the magazine article.
The reading at Savage Library will be in German but the authors, both fluent in English, are happy to talk to everyone at the reception that follows.
This event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact the Todds, who are serving as hosts, at (970) 641-2682, or Nancy Gauss at Savage Library, (970) 943-2103.