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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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