|Poster for upcoming Karl May exhibit|
By Ruth Ellen Gruber
Next year, 2012, marks 100 years since the death -- and 170 years since the birth -- of Karl May, the German hack writer who created the most popular and enduring Wild West heroes in Europe: the Apache chief Winnetou and his German immigrant adventurer sidekick Charlie, AKA Old Shatterhand.
Plans are already afoot for a wide range of programs, exhibits, symposia, events and activities -- and a web site has been set up: http://www.karl-may-2012.de/
More details as they emerge.