Dates for the next festival: 20 May to 25 May 2014
The Norwegian Festival of Literature is the largest literature festival in the Nordic countries based on non capital values. Its main focus is Norwegian contemporary literature and the interaction between literature and society. In the past few years it has had an increasingly international profile with a particular focus on literature from the Nordic countries.
The festival takes place every year in Lillehammer at the end of May/start of June.
The festival contains everything from large scale events to intimate small events: meetings with authors and authorships, readings, interviews, debates, lectures, concerts, art exhibitions, seminars, theatre, film and quiz.
This is a festival for an extensive reading audience: kindergarten- and school children, families, book club members, teachers, students, journalists and politicians.
The festival is also Norway’s largest meeting point for authors, translators, literary critics, publishers and librarians.
Goals and strategies
The Norwegian Festival of Literature has two defined main goals:
– to increase general interest in literature
– to be a central arena for literature in Norway and Scandinavia
The strategy to reach these goals are:
– network building
– working together with relevant cultural institutions and organizations locally, regionally, nationally and internationally.
– preserving and renewing our volunteering traditions