Deutsches Haus at New York University, located at 42 Washington Mews (at University Place) will host four special events in December. Events are free and open to the public. For further information, call 212.998.8663 or visit www.nyu.edu/deutscheshaus.
- On Saturday, December 1, at 6 p.m., the exhibition, “Spree,” a collection of ink drawings by Douglas Chayka, will open. The exhibition runs through January 4, 2008.
- On Tuesday, December 4, at 7 p.m., Deutsches Haus writer-in-residence Felicitas Hoppe will read from her work. Hoppe is the author of the short story collection, Picknick der Friseure, and Pigafetta, a fictional account of her four-month trip around the world in a container ship. She has won the Ernst-Willner prize in the Bachmann competition for her short story collection, the Foglio prize for young authors, and the Aspekt Literary Prize. This event takes place in German and English.
- On Friday, December 7, at 6:30 p.m., the film The Passerby (1982, Jacques Rouffio, 102 minutes) will be screened. This film, Romy Schneider’s last, is about an aging peace activist and his romantic-turned-tragic relationship with his partner.
- On Tuesday, December 11, at 7 p.m., Christine Becker, widow of Jurek Becker, author of Jakob the Liar, will read from a newly published collection of his writings, lectures, and interviews, in English and in German.