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Writers Ink – Who’s Who
Committee 2019
Chairperson – Stephanie Lammers
Vice Chairperson – Veronica Maguire
Treasurer – Bernd Stolte
Secretary – Zoryana Paliy
Additional Staff
Read Inn Organizer – Ottmar Bauer
Editor – Anke Sandleben-Krah
DPP Koordinator – Simone Breier
DPP 2016 Prize Winners:
Linah Sabrah
Hanindya Aulia Sariyanto
Johanna Zwickl
Jan Gräfenstein
Greta Kubitzek
Lisa Beckmann
Martin Weiffenbach
Michael Hackethal
Danielle Weidig
Lea Frank
Jessika Köhler
Ronja Linke
Committee 2017/2018
(from left)
Angie, Stephanie,
Ottmar Bauer, born in 1942, is a retired teacher, who has been a member
of Writers Ink ever since he won an award for his short story 'The Horrible
Power of Words' in the Daniil Pashkoff Prize 2002. In a way Writers Ink,
with its workshops, read-ins and social events, has taken the role of his
former teaching business - as a constant incentive and inspiration for his
writing. Ottmar believes in form. If need be, he takes to rhyming or can
end up with a veritable mock epic in blank verse. Another credo of his is
that a poem needs to be understood at the first or second reading, or else
it's for the dust bin. Ottmar also writes in German: poems, short stories.
Simone Breier has been with Writers Ink since day one. She successfully
studied English at the TU Braunschweig and in that time offered writing
workshops for Writers Ink as well as for schools together with Stephanie
Lammers. SHe now and then still writes in both English in German.
Since 2009 she has been teaching English at the BSprA.
Colette Drescher looks after Writers Ink's finances.
Dr. Lawrence Guntner is the founder of Writers Ink. He knew
Daniil personally as a student and initiated the Daniil Pashkoff Prize.
Rüdiger Heinze is Professor of American Studies at the TU Braunschweig.
He is one of the founders of Writer's Ink and has repeatedly served as juror
for the Daniil Pashkoff Prize. He is, by necessity and vocation, a writer-of-
all-trades. He also teaches writing, academic and otherwise.
Stephanie Lammers taught creative writing at the TU Braunschweig and
offers regular writing workshops for Writers Ink as well as for schools.
She has published a book with German and English poems entitled
Zwischen Stacheldraht und Horizont.
Kathrin Marquardt, born 1967, loves e.e.cummings, Ted Hughes and Jane
Austen. She would give her right arm (and much more) for only one poem
as great as Pablo Neruda's poetry. Until that day, she tries to be very
patient with her writing.
Sabine Meier studied English and French at the TU Braunschweig and taught
both languages at Gymnasium Große Schule in Wolfenbüttel. In 2015 she did
an MA in Creative Writing at Manchester Metropolitan University. Today she
works as a creative writing tutor at German schools as well as a writer.
Angie Slotta is student at the University of Brunswick of English, History,
and the Culture of the techno-scientific world. Dabbles in poetry as well as
prose. Her work as been featured at the 2016 Lichtparcours of the city of
Brunswick as well as some anthologies of Beautiful Dragons Collaborations
Freya Wieduwilt is studying Kulturwissenschaften of Theater and Media at
the University of Hildesheim and is currently at work on her first full length
novel, as well as writing English poetry every other month.
Honorary Members
Ruth Nestvold ‘Writing fiction is a creative act, a work of the imagination,
but it is also a craft. As in any craft, there is always more to be learned.
For anyone who wants to succeed as a writer, dedication and practice are
more important than talent. And the only way to improve as a writer is to
recognize your weaknesses and work on them -- and of course write, write,
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Lisa Selvidge 'English is a party of words and everyone is invited.'
After doing an MA in Creative Writing from the University of East Anglia,
Lisa subsequently taught creative writing for thirteen years at both the
Norwich School of Art & Design and the UEA. She now lives in the Algarve
in Portugal where she teaches ... >> read more