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 2022, Lahti International Writers’ Reunion will be held for the 30th time.
“My home is a writer’s home. A writer’s home has no walls.”
Soudabeh Alishahi, 2013
“We write against the world, not by writing about the world, but by rewriting the world, we write the world into existence…”
Jan Kjaerstad, 1993
The Writer Against the Rest of The World
“The best part of an author is brittle.”
Riitta Jalonen, 2017
“The most basic tools of the writer are the same as the tools of the scientist, the policeman, and the spy. To observe and remember, to question and communicate.”
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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…
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…
Anni Kytömäki: An Author’s Responsibility for the Environment
Anni Kytömäki: An Author’s Responsibility for the Environment An author works in a field that has long been dependent on logging. Although audiobooks and e-books are on the rise while the number of printed books is diminishing, our words can not enter the consciousness of a reader without leaving a trace in the actual…
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