Unless otherwise indicated, the events are open to the public and take place at Lahden kansanopisto (The Lahti Folk High School).

The discussions on our general theme Writer’s Nature are held at our main venue Opiston Kunkku. They are presided by novelist Marjo Heiskanen and novelist/journalist J.P. Pulkkinen. All discussions are simultaneously interpreted through headphones in English and Finnish, the two official languages of the event.


10.00–12.00 First Session. Presentations by, Arian Leka (Albania), Anni Kytömäki (Finland), Rachel Rose (Canada), Keijiro Suga (Japan)

14.00 Prose matinée in the auditorium of Lahti City Library (Kirkkokatu 31). Anni Kytömäki (Finland), Noëlle Revaz (Switzerland), Aris Fioretos (Sweden), Kätlin Kaldmaa (Estonia), Miha Mazzini (Slovakia), Kim Thúy (Canada/Vietnam)

17.00–19.00 Second Session. Presentations by Kätlin Kaldmaa (Estonia), Aleksander Motturi (Sweden), Noëlle Revaz (Switzerland), Olli-Pekka Tennilä (Finland)

21.00– Open Mic at Restaurant Tirra, our guests perform


10.00–12.00 Third Session. Presentations by Aris Fioretos (Sweden), Nancy Saili (Sambia), Mila Teräs (Finland), Kári Tulinius (Iceland)

14.00–16.00 Fourth Session. Presentations by Jan Kaus (Estonia ), Miha Mazzini (Slovenia), Hannele Mikaela Taivassalo (Finland), Kim Thúy (Canada/Vietnam)

18.00–19.30 International poetry evening at the Lahti Concert Hall (Sibeliuksenkatu 8). Kätlin Kaldmaa (Estonia), Michael O’Loughlin (Ireland), Nalini Paul (Scotland), Rachel Rose (Canada), Keijiro Suga (Japan), Olli-Pekka Tennilä (Finland), Kári Tulinius (Iceland), Hamdam Zakirov (Uzbekistan/Finland)

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