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This page is intended to alert people to events such as meetings between Plautdietsch speakers for the purpose of speaking Plautdietsch, conferences of Plautdietsch speakers, Plautdietsch readings, dramas, and other events of interest to Plautdietsch speakers. Should you be aware of Plautdietsch language events not already listed please contact me Jim Derksen and I will try to list these events on this page.

Celebrating the work of Dr. Jack Thiessen: Dee Erläwnisse von Alice em Wundalaund

Dee Erläwnisse von Alice em Wundalaund: A Low German Translation by Dr. Jack Thiessen of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

April 4, 2013, 7:00PM
Room 2M70 (second floor Manitoba Hall)
University of Winnipeg

Welcome: Royden Loewen
Introductions: Mavis Reimer and A. Ross McCormack
A Reading and Comments by Dr. Thiessen
Response by Dr. Al Reimer, author of My Harp is Turned to Mourning
Reception in honour of Dr. Thiessen

Sponsored by the Chair in Mennonite Studies, the Centre for Research in Young People’s Texts and Cultures, and the D.F. Plett Historical Research Foundation


An Plautdietsch variety evening of music and words featuring 3molPlaut, Skits, readings, etc.
Carol Kroeker, Ron Plett & friends

February 9, 2013 7:00 p.m.

At the Mennonite Heritage Village, Steinbach

Phone 204-326-9443 for more information

Tickets Available at Die Mennotische Post and Mennonite Heritage Village, Steinbach

Advance tickets $12.00

At the door $15.00




There is a small group of Plautdietsch speakers that sometimes assemble in my home every so that we may enjoy speaking Plautdietsch, and thereby learn and achieve greater fluency in this beautiful and ancient language. Our group is very eclectic: some are younger, some are older, and the level of proficiency or fluency in Plautdietsch varies a great deal from one person to another. We find the language is very enjoyable as it contains much humor and other pleasing features. All are welcome.

Jim Derksen