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 2024, Lahti International Writers’ Reunion will be held for the 31st time.

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Eino Leino’s poem for Ukraine

In 1917 Finnish poet Eino Leino wrote a poem for Ukraine. Leino wrote this on 29 June 1917, less than three weeks after the declaration of the Ukrainian People’s Republic on 10 June. Hail to Ukraine! Hail to Ukraine! To the glorious sounding,Cry of white haze of the early morn’s light!March of your strength and…


Ulitskaya’s Participation in the LIWRE Canceled

Ljudmila Ulitskaya has to cancel her visit to Finland and her program at Liwre due to illness.


Time for another LIWRE!

Time for another LIWRE Lahti International Writers’ Reunion (LIWRE) is back again! We have overcome all the obstacles posed by the pandemic and will finally be able to convene and discuss as before. Or not quite as before, because the 30th Reunion in June 2022 is something more. As the world changes around us, places…


Elisa af Hällström: Strange Times Made Us Find Something New

Strange Times Made Us Find Something New In Social Media Theatre Koronankohottamat there are 200 artists, and scores of them write for a living. It all began with covid-19, longing and Hamlet. In March last year everyday life went out of joint. Events turned virtual, we practiced social distancing and everybody over 70 was was…

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