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Picador Professor Michael Lowenthal Read from his Work

On Tuesday, November 04, 2014, more than fifty people attended a reading given by Picador Guest Professor Michael Lowenthal. The event, which took place at the Galerie für Zeitgenössische Kunst (GfZK), was moderated by MDR Figaro journalist and author Ellen Schweda.



Picador Professor Guillermo Verdecchia Read from His Work

On Wednesday, June 04, 2014, Picador Guest Professor Guillermo Verdecchia gave a reading at the theater.FACT in Leipzig. About thirty to forty people attended the event, which was moderated by MDR Figaro journalist and author Ellen Schweda. Professor Verdecchia read passages from his play The Adventures of Ali & Ali and the aXes of Evil and his forthcoming work Galicia and Other Canadas.

Picador Reading

04. Nov 19:00 - 21:00

Please join us for Picador Professor Michael Lowenthal's reading at the auditorium of the GfzK!


Picador Seminars by Michael Lowenthal

Coming of Age in America: 21st Century Stories (Seminar)

Wednesdays, 3-6 pm. GWZ 3 5.15. This class will start on October 15th but will only run until the end of the year.


Meet the Next Picadors

ASL is thrilled to announce the Picador Professors for the next two semesters!


Michael Lowenthal


Picador Professorship Extended for Another 4 Years!

ASL is proud to announce that the DAAD has approved its application for a 4-year extension of the Picador Professorship for Literature!

This means that, after 8 years of having a different English-speaking author teach classes at our institute each semester, we are now set for another 8 Picadors to enrich the institute's community with their presence and experiences, to add a vast array of different courses on literature and creative writing to our curriculum, and to contribute to the literary culture of the city of Leipzig.


Update: Internship Opportunity with Former Picador Professor Shannon Cain

Dear Students,

please note that ASL students are offered a unique PR and marketing internship opportunity with former Picador Professor Shannon Cain.

The application deadline is April 27, 2014. For more information, please see here.


Jennine Capo Crucet Reads From Her Work

On November 7, 2013, about forty to fifty people came to hear Picador Professor Jennine Capó Crucet read from her work at the Galerie für Zeitgenössische Kunst in Leipzig. The event was moderated by Ellen Schweda (author and journalist for MDR Figaro).


Picador Seminars by Guillermo Verdecchia


Tuesdays, 1-3 pm, first session on April 22nd.

This course is an introduction to writing for the stage. We will focus on developing a writing practice, analytical skills, and understanding of your individual process. The course will be structured much like a writing workshop with time devoted to practice and discussion. Your interests and questions will inform some of what we cover.


Next Picador Professor Guillermo Verdecchia

American Studies Leipzig is honored to announce Guillermo Verdecchia as the holder of the Picador Guest Professorship for Literature in the summer term of 2014.

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