From Austria to the World: Kiwanis Club hears from writer in residence at BGSU


The Bowling Green Kiwanis will meet on Thursday at the Wood County Senior Center, 140 S Grove St. The public is welcome to attend. The meeting starts at noon and lunch is available starting at 11:30 a.m.

This week the club welcomes speaker Marianne Jungmaier, Max Kade Writer in Residence at Bowling Green State University. Her topic of discussion will be From Austria to the World: Novels, Poems and Stories.

Jungmaier was born in Linz, Austria. After studying journalism and media and working as a literary editor, translator and video editor, she became a freelance author and artist in 2011. She works in language, collage, photography and other artistic media. She has published two novels, three books of poetry, and a book of short stories.

Research, readings and residencies have taken her to many countries, including India, Pakistan, Italy, Germany, Iceland, Scotland, Nepal, Serbia, Brazil, the USA, and Czechia. Her prize-winning debut novel Das Tortenprotokoll (The Cake Protocol), which appeared in 2015, tells of a young woman who returns from the city to her small village for her grandmother’s funeral, only to discover a family secret that changes how she sees her past.

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