Bodo Hell & Peter Gruber: Nature Writers

Monday, September 26, 2022 (all day)
Bodo Hell and Peter Gruber

Bodo Hell and Peter Gruber are poets, writers – and shepherds. These two long-time members of the Austrian literary scene spend their summers tending sheep and cattle in the Austrian Alps, an experience with the land and landscapes that informs their modern and contemporary prose and poetry. Each has multiple publications to his name.

Join Bodo and Peter for an evening in which they combine film, photos, and readings that will give insight into their lives and art.

Bodo Hell and Peter Gruber are appearing with the support of the Austrian Embassy Ottawa to celebrate the 70th anniversary of Austrian-Canadian diplomatic relations.

This event will take place in German.


  • 6 p.m.: Reception with finger foods and non-alcoholic drinks
  • 7 p.m: Bodo Hell and Peter Gruber: Nature Writers – multimedia reading

Free parking available: at the Museum lot on the corner of Erb Street and Father David Bauer Drive. It is free after 5 p.m. To learn more please visit the Uptown Waterloo Parking Website for more details.

This event is free and open to all, but we do ask that you register in advance to help with numbers for the reception. Facemaks are encouraged but not required.

Learn more about Bodo and Peter's work

You can visit their websites to learn more about each writer and his work: