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11th Annual Pennsylvania German Writing Festival
July 3, 2017, 1:30

The Kutztown Folk Festival is sponsoring the Eleventh Annual Pennsylvania German language writing festival. This festival is modeled on the regional dialect writing festivals held in Germany and France. We encourage participants to submit original examples of Pennsylvania German writing to the festival. These submissions may include short stories, poems, skits, true events, histories or other short literary works in the Pennsylvania German (Deitsch) language.

This year the Writing Festival presentation is scheduled for July 3 at 1:30, 2017 on the Seminar Stage at the Folk Festival. We are honored that Michael Werner, publisher of the Pennsylvania German newspaper “Hiwwe wie Driwwe” and a leading scholar of the language and literature, will be present at the event. Some entries will be published in Hiwwe wie Driwwe and entered into the Bockenheim, Germany dialect contest.

Entries and presentations should be in Deitsch with an English translation. People who know the Bufffington-Barba-Beam spelling should use that system but we encourage everyone to enter regardless of their spelling system. We will accept entries from people who cannot attend the festival but look forward to seeing and hearing everyone. Any questions, please contact:

Ed Quinter
2444 West Highland Street
Allentown PA 18104
elquinter@aol.com

or

William W. Donner,
Anthropology Department
Kutztown University
Kutztown PA 19530
donner@kutztown.edu

Em Doug sei Blog: Baricks Kaundi Versammling

Der Doug Madenford hot gschwetzt bei die Versammling vun Baricks Kaundi des Yaahr. Un do iss, was er gsaat hot.

PA Dutch 101

Guder Daag Blog Leser! Yuscht eppes katz fer eich. Geschder waar der Barricks Kaunty Versommling un ich hab glee bissel gschwetzt. Ich will mei katze Schwetz do uff re Blog poschde. Ich hab aa en katze Video gemacht. Hoffetlich kann ich sell bis Samschdaag poschde. Awwer bis dann, do iss was ich geschder gsaat hab:

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Gude Owed liewe Leit. Ich will aafange mit en Gross Dank an die Barricks Kaunty Versommling Raad fer die Gelegeheit denowed zu schwetze. Ich bin der Douglas J. Madenford un ich waar in em Reading Grankehaus gebore un bin uffgewaxne uff en gleene Bauerei in Centre Taunschip, un ich bin en Pennsylvaanisch Deitscher.

Ich bin do denowed fer zwee Reasons: 1. Um alli-epper wisse zu losse wie unsere Schprooch schteht do in selle Gebei un aa drausse in re Welt un 2: um alle vun eich en Gfalle zu frooge, awwer ich waerr sell…

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