Hi, guys! I was randomly browsing the net today and I found something that looked like an absolutely wonderful idea to recruit more SSDWC agents.
This is such an awesome idea that we so DEFINITELY cannot leave it to the Germans to have all this fun all by themselves! Still wondering what it said? All right, I'll take pity. I'm not that much better than you at German, but luckily I know Marnen Laibow-Koser, who was kind enough to translate:
First Bremen Twitter reading on 27 June
Does modern prose have a place in 140 characters? The answer will be at the Wilhelm Wagenfeld Haus.
Prominent people tweet, the most important newspaper publishers in the world tweet, even authors tweet. In 140 characters on the microblogging service Twitter: www.twitter.com , they reveal what is happening in this very second, what they are doing and thinking. And they comment on their daily experiences: amusingly, thoughtfully, and within seconds to many thousands of followers.
Twitter, then, is a star in the heavens of the culture of written communication—somewhere between humor, (even) banality, and marvelous wordplay. A selection of the most witty, entertaining, clever, wise, beautiful, brazen, unreasonable—in short, the best—Twitter contributions will be collected, presented, and read together in one evening. This will take place at the Twitter reading on 27 June in Bremen, at 8:00 p.m.
Who is behind the Twitter reading?
The idea of a Twitter reading came from Sascha Lobo, Germany’s best known blogger. In Berlin and Hamburg, Twitter authors met and read their comments for over 200 enthusiastic guests at a time. This year, after Bremen, only Cologne and Munich will follow.
More on the subject
Die Zeit: “Hat moderne Prosa Platz auf 140 Zeichen? Ist eine Kurznachricht schon Literatur?” (“Does modern prose have a place in 140 characters? Is a short message literature?”): www.zeit.de
Der Freitag: “Kurze Texte, große Gefühle” (“Short texts, big feelings”): www.freitag.de
So, are you not in Germany - don't speak German? No problem - we can do our own!
If you're up to helping to put together some awesome tweets of note, and a reading in your area, let us know: