Swiss Watching in America!

May 20, 2015, 3 Comments


Swiss Center of North America

This summer the land of milk & money is coming to the land of the free! For the next few months I will be in America for various Swiss Watching events, as well as discovering all about Swissness in the States. The first book event takes place in Washington DC next Wednesday (see below) with others coming up in New York, Wisconsin, Missouri and Utah.

If you want to just listen or ask questions, get your books signed or even buy one for the first time, then please do come along to any of the events.

Wednesday 27 May in Washington DC

Book talk hosted by the Swiss Embassy but being held at Kramerbooks, near Dupont Circle, so that it is open to the public. Free to attend, with a Swiss apéro after my talk. Starts at 6.30pm.

Tuesday 2 June in New York 

I will be at the monthly meeting of the Swiss Society of New York but won’t be speaking. Feel free to come along – it’s free and open to non-members as well – to say hello. Runs 6pm to 8pm in the MetLife building.

Tuesday 9 June in Monroe, Wisconsin

Book talk hosted by the Swiss Center of North America and being held in the lovely Turner Hall of Monroe, which is on the National Register of Historic Places. The event starts at 7.30pm and all are welcome. Books will be on sale in support of the Swiss Center.

18-21 June in New Glarus, Wisconsin

The Swiss Saengerfest takes place over a whole weekend in June in New Glarus. I will have a book stand there (in association with the New Glarus Chamber of Commerce) and will be selling books all weekend in support of the Swiss Center of North America. Come for the yodeling and buy a book as well!

14 July in Santa Clara, Utah

Afternoon book talk in this town founded by Swiss Mormons in the 19th century, and a celebration of the 150th anniversary of the first ascent of the Matterhorn.

1 August in Kansas City, Missouri

Evening celebration of Swiss National Day with a talk, book signing and plenty of fun with local Swiss Americans.

Hope to see you in America!

3 Comments on "Swiss Watching in America!"

  1. T Martin Lesh Wednesday May 20th, 2015 at 06:01 PM · Reply

    Any chance of an appearance here in Denver Colorado ? If its at all being considered may i heartily recommend approaching Joyce Meskis of The Tattered Cover bookstore [ one of the largest independent booksellers in the US as well as an iconic destination store for book loving travelers worldwide ] to host it ?

    Here’s hoping

    • Diccon Bewes Wednesday May 20th, 2015 at 07:52 PM · Reply

      Sadly not. I would love to come (especially as I’ve never been to Denver) but it’s a bit out of my way this time around. I’ll just have to plan another trip!

  2. Kendall Schneider Wednesday May 20th, 2015 at 06:45 PM · Reply

    I enjoyed the video about the different words. It’s amazing how words and languages have evolved over the years. I wish we would of had the internet when I was studying German as a young man, better yet if I would have had the resources to travel to a German speaking country.On a previous trip to Switzerland, I was looking for agriculture implement dealers (farm equipment) it was very hard to translate to. After many attempts I finally found out that what I was looking for were “Landmachinen”! The dealers are represented by a brown oblong shape like the Kuhn trademark, this was 15 years ago, so I wasn’t aware of Kuhn’s existence yet.

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