Lahti International Writers' reunion - LIWRE


LIWRE – One of the most important literary events in Europe

The Reunion, which is one of the oldest literary events in Europe, is a meeting place for writers, translators, literary critics and scholars from different cultures. In 2019, Lahti International Writers’ Reunion will be held for the 29th time.

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Jaakko Kankaanpää: The Translator’s Art – And What Does it Mean, Exactly?

Is a literary translator an artist and is literary translating an art form? Those are two questions one sometimes finds oneself answering as a professional literary translator. In a way the answer is self-evident: if a translated book is considered a literary work of artistic merit, it seems inevitable that the translator, as an important…


Harri Hertell: Making money with poetry?

“Performing poetry, aka spoken word, or stage poetry, is so popular around the world that successful stage poets have become almost like rock stars.”


Andrej Ivanov: On Migrant Crisis and Moral Decisions

Refugees are people, which means we have a problem with people, a huge amount of displaced persons.


New old meeting

As the Lahti International Writers’ Reunion was launched fifty-six years ago, it immediately grasped the essential. Its theme was “The Writer and Prejudice “. Under the loop was society, the international situation, as well as the writer. The same multi-faceted inspection has continued ever since, and the Reunion has grown into a unique institution, a…

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