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New Stuff for November 2021:typewriter

The November meeting will be via Zoom on Tuesday, the 30th of the month, at 7:30 PM Central European Daylight Time. For those in North America, we're six hours ahead of you on the East Coast.

If you're on the mailing list, you should have the details. See bottom-right, below, for how to join either of our two very-low-traffic mailing lists. Contact me directly if desired here, including for meeting information.

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Joachim Frank reads with HWG
We are also pleased to announce how proud we of our former member, Joachim Frank, on whom has just been conferred the Nobel Prize in Chemistry! (If only it had been literature...) Here he is in a snapshot taken ten years ago when Joachim visited us and participated in our VHS summer reading.)

Snapshots are available here from the 2007 VHS summer reading. Other photo collections from past meetings are also available here.

Announced workshop meetings are usually held on Tuesdays at 7:30 p.m. at the Deutsch-Amerikanisches Institut (DAI; a.k.a. "Amerika-Haus"), Sofienstraße 12, near Bismarckplatz/Adenauerplatz, 69115 Heidelberg.  Further directions are to be found on the DAI site.  Look for us customarily upstairs – take the elevator to "2. Obergeschoss." Enduring appreciation goes to DAI Director Jakob Köllhofer for providing the meeting space and moral support.

Published!William Furley, Selected Poems (cover art)

Charter member Bill Furley has published a wonderful, high-quality book of his poetry. It's a true delight, and one we've all waited for. Click to preview it on Amazon for a look inside and to order. Highly recommended; Bill is a fine, fine poet.


The Heidelberg Writers Group, beginning its 27th year (founded in 1994), comprises interested English-language writers and poets (published or not-yet-published) in or near Heidelberg or with ties to the region.  The group meets irregularly online during the COVID-19 pandemic.  There are no dues.  Members share current works with the goal of fostering growth and advancing their craft.  Guests are welcome by arrangement.  Periodically the group presents members' work at public readings and events.  A print review was published in the past; if thee is member interest, we will consider a web journal.

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24 Oct 2017, VHS

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  • A write-up of the group's history is here.
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