Gruß von der Frankfurter Buchmesse 2018
mit einem Zitat aus Bryon Cranstons Buch "A Life in Parts"

gesprochen von Yeoh Yee Hyuey

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

ES dankt für Inspiration und Ermutigung!

 

 

 

 

 

Malu Dreyer, Ministerpräsidentin (RP)

 

 

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Angela Baronin von Brentano, Brentanohaus, Oestrich-Winkel

 

 

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Michael Ebling, Oberbürgermeister von Mainz (links) und Sven Gerich, Oberbürgermeister von Wiesbaden

 

 

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Stefan Grüttner, Hessischer Minister für Soziales und Integration

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

2003 - Prominente lesen Eckenroth-Texte

 

 

 

 

 

25/20 ein Fest für Schreiber, Sprache und Freunde

 

 

 

 

 

25 Jahre Eckenroth Stiftung und 20 Jahre Eckenrother Nachwuchspreis feierten Eckenroth Stipendiaten, EckenrothSchreiber, Vorstand und Gäste im kleinen Gewölbe. Prämiert wurden bei dieser Gelegenheit die Preisträger 2018.

  

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Im Spiegel der ganz Großen

25 Jahre Eckenroth Stiftung/20 Jahre Eckenrother Nachwuchspreis©

 

 

 

 

 

Der Eckenroth Dank geht an Eliza Rothstein, mit Erlaubnis des Verlages INKWELL New York druckte die Eckenroth Stiftung, von August 2017 bis August 2018 auf ihrer Internet Titelseite, ein Zitat aus dem Buch von Bryan Cranston “A Life in Parts” (New York Times Bestseller, page 3), dessen Aussage in allem dem Eckenroth Schreiben entspricht:

 

“…storytelling is the essential human art.

It`s how we understand who we are.

 

I don`t mean to make it sound high-flown.

It`s not.

It`s discipline and repetition

and failure and perseverance

and dumb luck and blind faith

and devotion…”

 

 


 

 

 

Buchmesse Frankfurt 2018, 10.10.2018, 15 Uhr

 

 

 

 

 

Preisträger lesen ihre Preisgeschichten im Lesezelt: "Weil ich so nicht bin!", Alena Wendland";  „Der 80te Geburtstag – oder Schwimmbad for all", Eva Krämer; "Die Erkenntnis", Hannah-Naemi Singer;  "Meinungsfreiheit hinter Gitterstäben", Tara-Yasmin Heil;  "Lieber er als ich", Aidan Barnabo; „Denk dran“, Luna-Mariella Müller. Im Anschluss der Lesung ermittelten die neuen Eckenroth Stipendiaten Alena, Eva und Hannah die Gewinner der Callas Tombola zugunsten der Eckenroth Arbeit.

  

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25 Jahre Eckenroth Stiftung/20 Jahre Eckenrother Nachwuchspreis©

Kluge Worte der Inspiration und der Ermutigung

 

 

 

 

 

„Im Schreiben hat jeder die Gabe der Schlagfertigkeit.“

zitiert für die Eckenroth Stiftung Julia Klöckner, Bundesministerin für Ernährung und Landwirtschaft

 

 


 

 

 

25 Jahre Eckenroth Stiftung/20 Jahre Eckenrother Nachwuchspreis©

Kluge Worte der Inspiration und der Ermutigung

 

 

 

 

 

„Es muss eine Grenze des Verständnisses geben - wo Gewalt hoffähig und ein Systemwechsel statt Reformen gefordert werden.“

zitiert für die Eckenroth Stiftung Dr. Peter Frey, Chefredakteur des ZDF (Die Chefredaktion umfasst die fünf Hauptredaktionen "Aktu­elles", "Programmbereich Politik und Zeitgeschehen", "Wirtschaft, Recht, Service, Soziales, Umwelt“, "Sport", “Neue Medien“, sowie die Senderedaktionen "Frontal 21" und "Tagesmagazine Berlin"; ZDF-Morgenmagazin und ZDF-Mittagsmagazin). Aus dem Presseportal des zdf.

 

 


 

 

 

25 Jahre Eckenroth/20 Jahre Eckenrother Nachwuchspreis

Erinnerungen

 

 

 

 

 

Bernard Selling erinnert sich: I laid out my writing method, suggesting that they find an early memory to write about. Then I showed them how to use the present tense, while adding feelings and dialogue, in the rewrite to the story, to make it more interesting. The stories were all very well-written and observant. These kids grasped my writing method right away, I thought.[…]

They started another story, adding feelings, dialogue and inner thoughts and feelings to their stories without my prompting. In the rewrites, I helped them find the beginning of their stories using dialogue while making sure the endings and beginning of their stories had some shape.[…]

When the kids left to go home, I could see that each one now felt a sense of accomplishment, as well as a delight in the process of writing.

 

Madeleine was more than pleased by what she saw and heard. "This is wonderful, Bernard," she enthused. "You are an excellent teacher," she added, "kind, observant… and the feedback process you taught them is so helpful."[…]

 

At the end of the Sunday session, the parents were invited to a presentation by Madeleine who welcomed them all and made each parent and student feel as if he or she were quite special…and uniquely gifted. I was presented as an honored guest from the United States, and realized that this was one of Madeleine's many gifts: to make every-one whose life she touched feel as if they were extremely special and their children were uniquely gifted.

 

It was a wonderful presentation and I felt deeply honored to have been able to contribute something to these kids' lives. I realized that from the ranks of these young kids the finest writers of the coming generation might just emerge. Whether or not that happened, it was clear that these youngsters were very pleased with the opportunity that each had been given.

 

I do remember Madeleine said to one set of parents, "Oh, your daughter has such a wonderful talent for writing." Bubby, effervescent, she was always probing and encouraging.

 

The father shot back with mild distain. "Oh, writing. Oh, that is not talent. If one has a musical talent like Mozart, that is talent."

 

As Madeleine and the parents were speaking German, not English, I was not clear about what they were saying (although Madeleine explained afterwards), but I certainly got the drift. Madeleine replied in her ever-friendly, ever-diplomatic way. "Well, you can very proud of what your daughter accomplished this weekend." She winked at me with a little smirk. The two parents were pleased and moved off.

 

"Sad to say," Madeleine added. "A lot of parents feel the way this man feels." She went on to explain, as she had started to do the previous weekend, that in Germany there existed a high culture of Mozart, Goethe and Bach and lofty ideas, and a low culture…of the beer halls and musical comedies, steeped in sentimentality[…].

 

She hoped that by educating the children in the richness, openness and access-ability of personal writing, perhaps something of a Renaissance might begin, in which a third level of culture would emerge in theater and film-something in the middle: in-sightful, observant, and instructive, like the plays her husband, Klaus Wagner, so often directed the plays in his Theatre Heilbronn, accessible to everyone.

 

"Well," I added, "I hope that my work makes some kind of small contribution to that."

"Umm," she smiled. "It does."

 

I have continued to be in touch with Madeleine for the twenty years since we began this work. The Eckenroth Foundation has grown and the kiddies have matured. Many have continued careers in the arts, especially in film and theater. Madeleine has been an actress for all those years and now thinks of a time when she might consider stepping out of the public eye and into a quieter retirement. I suspect that will not happen. There is still too much work to do. Much too much.

 

And I remain one of her strongest supporters.

 

©Bernard Selling, writer, “Writing from with in”; ASTRO, movie,  Co-Writer, ab 1997 Mitarbeit beim Eckenrother Nachwuchspreis Grüner Lorbeer© http://bernardselling.com/

 

 


März 2018 EckenrothWriters, dritte Pionierphase

Zarah Weiss, Marie Radkiewicz, Henrik Hörmann schreiben sich in Eckenroth in die dritte Pionierphase für erwachsen gewordene Autoren hinein. Nach dem Verfassen eines Filmstoffs und eines Theaterstücks ist ein historischer Stoff mit all seinen Vorgaben ein großes Werk, das es zu erobern gilt.

Eckenroth brummt vor Begeisterung und Entdeckerlust.

 

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