Umeås internationella litteraturfestival

Littfest i Umeå är den största litteraturfestivalen i norra Norden. Genom seminarier, föreläsningar, utställningar och föreställningar söker vi nya former av utbyten mellan författare, förläggare, kritiker, forskare och läsare; alltid med texten och ordet i fokus och kärleken till litteraturen i centrum. Den 13-15 mars 2014 hålls den åttonde årliga festivalen i Umeå. Det arrangeras av Föreningen Littfest. Kontakta oss på info@littfest.se

Umeå’s international literature festival Littfest started in 2007 with the ambition to eventually build a noncommercial platform for meetings and literary adventures in Sweden’s Northern regions. Behind the project were local culture profiles, librarians, publishers and academics, who later founded the non-profit. religiously and politically, independent association Littfest. The festival Littfest was both a reaction against the centralization of culture in the South as well as the Established book fairs in Sweden, who more and more had come to resemble shopping malls.
Eight years later, Littfest has grown to become the largest literature festival in Sweden. Every year in March, around 100 authors arrive in Umeå to participate in a celebration of literature that holds about 50 program events dispersed over three days. The festival, which receives annual support from the Municipality of Umeå, The Swedish Arts Council, The Swedish Academy and others, is now the meeting place the founders dreamed of in 2007: A melting pot of cultural impression where the authors are closer to their readers than elsewhere, an annual literary event with the word in focus and the love of literature at center.
Contact us at info@littfest.se

 

Tidigare festivaler

Littfest har funnits sedan 2007. Några författare och artister som  medverkat över åren är:
John Agard, Viv Albertine, Lena Andersson, Simon Armitage, Leasley Beake, Gunilla Bergström, Gerd Brantenberg, Suzanne Brøgger, Ernst Brunner, Andrei Codrescu, Sara Danius, Carl Johan De Geer, Jörn Donner, Carl-Göran Ekerwald, Kerstin Ekman, Horace Engdahl, PO Enquist, Monika Fagerholm, Athena Farrokhzad, Aris Fioretos, Kjartan Fløgstad, Katarina Frostenson, Beate Grimsrud, Jonas Hassen Khemiri, Yvonne Hirdman, Petra Hulová, Ann Jäderlund, Sigrid  Kahle, Jonas Karlsson, Martin Kellerman, Stig Larsson, Torgny Lindgren, Erlend Loe, Kristina Lugn, Kristian Lundberg, Sindiwe Magona, Bodil Malmsten, Rita Mestokosho, Mikael Niemi, Erik Niva, Annika Norlin, M. A. Numminen, Sofi Oksanen, Nawal El Saadawi, Jocelyne Saucier, Steve Sem-Sandberg, Vladimir Sorokin, Ersi Sotiropoulos, Jón Kalman Stefánsson, Liv Strömquist, Lilian Thuram, Märta Tikkanen, Jeanette Winterson, Goran Vojnovic och Klas Östergren.

Sedan 2010 har vi direktsänt de flesta seminarierna på webben. Se Littfest kanal på YouTube.