Seminar: “Literature of Small Nations vs Big Nations – interest and awareness”
Kaisaniemenkatu 9, Helsinki, Finland
People are mostly familiar with the literature of their native country and that of bigger nations, less is known about the literature of neighbouring countries. Does the recent history shared by similar societies also create cultural resemblances? Could the similar processes taking place in the Baltic societies attract wider attention for the literature of those countries?
Renāte Punka – translator, president of Latvian Publishers Association and managing director of Janis Roze Publishers (LV), Sanita Muižniece, co-editor at the independent comics publisher KUŠ, (LV)
Rein Raud – Author and Scholar (EST), Veronika Kivisilla – Author, performer (EST)
Vakarė Smaleckaitė – Projects Manager, Lithuanian Culture Institute (LT), Urtė Liepuoniūtė – translator of Finnish literature (LT)
Moderator: Tiia Strandén, Director, Fili (FIN)
The Discussion will be followed by the performance of the authors/translators.
The event is part of the festival program.