Opening – Poetry vending machines Ausseerland

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Let yourself be stimulated, touched and seduced: The poetry vending machines in Ausseerland attract and inspire poetry lovers and those who want to become poetry lovers with a variety of poems of different character.

The opening of the poetry vending machines is celebrated with a large reading festival in the Woferlstall Bad Mitterndorf. Matthias Göritz, Andreas Unterweger and Volha Hapeyeva will be reading. The event will be accompanied by music.

A reading tour with Matthias Göritz entitled “The glitter of the world” will take place on the same evening at 20:30 in the Natur und G’sundhotel Die Wasnerin, Bad Aussee.

Poetry vending machines Ausseerland

In the context of the project, 3 disused chewing gum and condom vending machines will be filled with poems. As part of the project, three disused chewing gum and condom vending machines will be filled with poems and placed in the Bad Aussee and Bad Mitterndorf spa parks and in Grundlsee: 

  • the “Love from Austria” vending machine surprises with poems written by renowned Austrian authors for Austria’s guest country appearance at the Leipzig Book Fair 
  • the “mountainous poems” vending machine: contains 14 poems by internationally renowned poets*written especially for this project
  • the “fresh poems” vending machine: holds poems related to Ausseerland, some written by participants*in the poetry workshops associated with the project

More about the project at

Macht und Tradition

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