Hiwwe wie Driwwe

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Hiwwe wie Driwwe
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Hiwwe wie Driwwe, title page
Type newspaper
Owner(s) Private Archive of Pennsylvania German Literature
Publisher Dr. Michael Werner
Founded 1997
Headquarters Ober-Olm, Germany
Circulation 2.000 bi-annually
Website http://www.hiwwe-wie-driwwe.de

Hiwwe wie Driwwe, which means "Over here as over there" (cf. German Hüben wie Drüben), is the title of the only existing Pennsylvania German language newspaper. Since 1997 the publication is distributed twice a year. More than 100 Pennsylvania German authors - members of Lutheran and UCC churches as well as Old Order Amish and Old Order Mennonites - have already contributed pieces of prose, poems and newspaper articles. The publisher and editor is Michael Werner (Ober-Olm, Germany), who also served as president of the German-Pennsylvanian Association between 2003 and 2010. On their websites, one can find poems, stories, videos and lessons in the dialect. In 2011, "Hiwwe wie Driwwe" has created a "Hiwwe wie Driwwe Award for Pennsylvania German Literature" in cooperation with the Palatine Writers Contest in Bockenheim (Germany) and Kutztown University's Pennsylvania German Minor Program.

Winners of the Hiwwe wie Driwwe Award[edit]

# Year Winner
1. 2011 Richard Savidge (Hegins, PA): 'S iss Winder im Daal (Poem)
2. 2012 Kevin Sterner (Gilbertsville, PA): Middagesse in de Zwansicher (Story)
3. 2013 Don Breininger (New Tripoli, PA): Chocolate Cookies (Story)
4. 2014 Glynn Custred (Walnut Creek, CA): En seltsame Schtori

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