Thursday, April 14, 2011

Celebrations and Events for big Karl May anniversaries coming up!

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:

More details as they emerge.

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