Literature without borders 18.3

Seminar examines the Nordic literary field from a multilingual perspective

The Nordic countries are becoming more and more multilingual, and many writers living in the Nordic countries are writing in other languages than the Nordic ones. What is the position of the writers writing in other languages than the national ones within the literary field and how does literature travel across language and national borders in the Nordic countries? The seminar aims find new solutions to the problems that these writers are facing in the field of Nordic literature. Literature withour borders is organized by Culture for All Service, The Nordic Culture Point, The International Cultural Centre Caisa, Finnish PEN, The Finnish Critics’ Association, The Finnish Reading Centre and Sivuvalo project.

In the panel ‘New beginnings’, moderated by Iida Simes (Finnish PEN), authors Anisur Rahman (ICORN/ Uppsala), Manal Al Sheikh (ICORN/ Stavanger) & Mazen Maarouf (ICORN/ Reykjavík) and Thomas Wallgren (Helsinki City Council) discuss how to live and work in exile, often still under threat.

Literature without borders 18 March 2016 at 9.00-18.00 in the Nordic Culture Point and International Cultural Centre Caisa (Meeting rooms, Vuorikatu 14, 2nd Floor). The day will continue with multilingual literature club in the International Cultural Centre Caisa (Festivity Hall, Vuorikatu 14, 1st Floor) at 19.00.

See the whole programme and register via Nordic Culture Point not later than 1 March. The languages of the seminar is Scandinavian languages (Swedish, Norwegian & Danish) and English. Panels will be in English and presentations in Scandinavian languages will be interpreted into English. The literature club in the evening is multilingual. No registrantion or entry fees.

You’re warmly welcome to join the seminar!

Johanna Sillanpää