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The Norwegian Festival of Literature

The Norwegian Festival of Literature

The Norwegian Festival of Literature is the largest of its kind in the Nordic countries, and the most important literary meeting place each spring. At the end of May, literature fills the streets of Lillehammer. For 6 days – 30,000 visitors and around 400 writers and artists come from all over the world to partake in literary discussion and debate. The Norwegian Festival of Literature hosts a diverse program, catering to readers of all ages, to experience live literature, engage with authors, and explore current affairs. Previous notable attendees to the festival earlier years include: Karl Ove Knausgård, Svetlana Aleksijevits, J.M. Coetzee, Herta Müller, Adonis, Margaret Atwood, and Edouard Louis. Exhibiting on stage conversations, debates, lectures, readings, award ceremonies, exhibitions, seminars, shows, quizzes and other festivities, there is something for every literary scholar.

Sigtuna Literary Festival

Sigtuna Literary Festival

After a year’s break, Sigtuna Literature Festival welcomes new and old visitors back to Sigtuna. 

The goal is to continue to attract a wide audience and have Sigtuna city as an arena for exciting meetings and conversations, something both previous visitors and participants have shown appreciation for.

New for the seventh edition of the Sigtuna Literature Festival that the festival is held in May instead of August and that the festival is scheduled for one day only.

As part of the program, Sigtuna Litteraturfestival’s school day is organized as before. During the spring, the municipality’s students work on various reading projects, which conclude with author meetings.

With the Sigtuna Literature Festival, we want to take a hit for literature and reading while also marketing the Sigtuna destination as a vibrant and attractive city to live in and to visit.

Vild med ORD Literature Festival, Aarhus

Vild med ORD Literature Festival, Aarhus

Let’s meet about something we love. Word. Those quirky things that come out of your mouth, out of your body like clapping fingers on your keyboard, or a dancing pencil on a piece of paper.

If you not only love books, but are also quite happy with the feeling of coziness and good company, then Wild of Words is for you. Since 2009 we have put the literature on the Danes agenda. With a dedicated team of literature lovers whose only wish is to introduce you and all our other guests to a variety of irresistible events. Not least our annual literature festival in February.

Together we celebrate the writing, the ideas and the good story. All in all, it means a cozy, literary experience for you, who loves nothing more than a festival for the few.

Maybe it’s just because we belong in Aarhus. In the City of Smile. In any case, we dream of doing exactly the festival you would rather not miss. As you will remember with a smile.

Montreuil Children Book Fair (Salon du livre de jeunesse à Montreuil)

Montreuil Children Book Fair (Salon du livre de jeunesse à Montreuil)

The Montreuil Children Book Fair is an annual appointment organized around various themes: comics, art, cinema, teens, small-children’s books, digital books, media and voice. Meet exhibitors, authors and illustrators who will be waiting for you in this children’s literature adventure. Every year, workshops are organized as well as meetings with authors for autograph-signing sessions, dedications and readings. Guided visits are proposed to visitors, individuals, school groups and groups from leisure centers.

So visit the Montreuil Paris children’s book fair, an annual event which features exhibitions on works in the company of many leading French illustrators who are only too happy to sign books for children and adults; buy your books directly to the publishers.

Teachers, parents and children, librarians, booklovers and art students, not to mention authors and illustrators are invited to the French children’s book fair Montreuil Paris!

Munich Literature Festival

Munich Literature Festival

Munich celebrates the tenth anniversary of its literary festival for 18 days this November. The Literature Festival in Munich consists of forums and authors, in association with the Munich Book Fair and the festival program of the Literaturhaus Munich with the market of independent publishers. The awards for the Geschwister-Scholl Prize and the LiteraVision television award will also be presented during the literature festival. The curator program forum reinvents itself every year with a new theme. It is designed by changing writers who set individual priorities in cooperation with Literaturhaus. Jan Wagner followed in 2018 with his motto Beautiful Babel. European literatures as the ninth curator presents Doris Dörrie, Elke Schmitter, Albert Ostermaier, Clemens Meyer, Dagmar Leupold, Thea Dorn, Matthias Politycki and Ilija Trojanow. For two and a half weeks, (inter-) national authors meet to explore non-fiction, literature, music, classics, thrillers, bookbinding, writing workshops and more.

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