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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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…


Veera Tyhtilä: Electronic freedom of speech and burning books

Electronic freedom of speech and burning books In China, the first automatic newscaster has been deployed. Guided by artificial intelligence, the avatar learns by “watching” live videos, and repeats news input fed to it, looking amazingly lifelike. Its advantages in comparison to traditional, human newscasters reportedly include its ability to work incessantly 24/7 and react…


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.”

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