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Hiwwe wie Driwwe

Griesse aus Kutzeschteddel! - Greetings from Kutztown! - the home of the Hiwwe wie Driwwe dialect newspaper. We would like to take this opportunity to sincerely thank the Heritage Center members for their support of Hiwwe wie Driwwe, and the Pennsylvania German dialect preservation efforts of the Pennsylvania German Cultural Heritage Center at Kutztown University. 

As many subscribers are already aware, the production of Hiwwe wie Driwwe has moved from its original home in Ober Olm, Germany to Kutztown University. The journal is still published and edited by Dr. Michael Werner of the Private Archive for Pennsylvania German Literature in the Pfälz, however production, printing, and distribution is now being done in partnership through the Heritage Center at Kutztown. We believe that this change in location will continue to serve the readership of subscribers to Hiwwe wie Driwwe, and offer a quality, affordable dialect newspaper for all readers of Pennsylvania German language in North America and Europe.

We are offering a 2 year subscription, consisting of 4 issues, to Hiwwe wie Driwwe for just $12. Please consider offering your support of this quality publication and its mission to promote and preserve the dialect by becoming a subscriber. Please print and fill in the form below to begin your subscription. Forms should be sent with payment to the Pennsylvania German Cultural Heritage Center at Kutztown University (Checks made payable to Kutztown University) at 22 Luckenbill Road, Kutztown PA 19530.

We are also seeking writers who may be interested in submitting original dialect writings for consideration in Hiwwe wie Driwwe - please feel free to submit content to the Executive Editor at the following address: 

Dr. Michael Werner
Pfannenstiel 13, 
552270 Ober-Olm,

To subscribe, please click the link below to download and print the form.

Hiwwe wie Driwwe Subscription Form (PDF)

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Upcoming Events

December 2, 2017
Christmas on the Farm (10 a.m. - 4 p.m.)
Dare to visit the Belsnickel... Seasonal demonstrations, craftspeople and artisans, food, Christmas carols, and more at this free event!

March 10, 2017
PA German Zammelaaf - Lebanon High School (9 a.m. - 4 p.m.)
Free Admission. PA German speakers, singers, food, traditional arts and crafts, and childrens activities.
The Pennsylvania German Zammelaaf (a word that means "gathering") was started on January 3, 2012. The mission of the Pennsylvania German Zammelaaf is to promote and preserve Pennsylvania German culture, language, and heritage.

March 24, 2018
Easter on the Farm (10 a.m. - 4 p.m.)
Boasting children's crafts, hearth cooking, demonstrations, vendors, wagon rides, and free Easter Egg Hunts, Easter on the Farm is a time to celebrate PA Dutch Easter Traditions.
Egg Hunts are at 11:30 a.m. & 2:30 p.m. for children ages 6 months to 10 years.

Powwowing in Pennsylvania: Braucherei & the Ritual of Everyday Life
This lavishly illustrated work introduces Pennsylvania's tradition of ritual healing, known as powwow (or Braucherei in Pennsylvania Dutch), combining a diverse array of prayers, gestures, and the use of everyday objects, these rituals are used for healing the body, protection from physical and spiritual harm, and ensuring good outcomes in everyday affairs.

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