Thursday, June 13, 2013

Finland, Soccer, Literature and Sauna

flying to helsinki tomorrow, for the Lahti International Writers Reunion 2013
below the plans:

The Reunion lasts three days, each containing panel debates and discussions headed by the chairpersons Mrs Virpi Hämeen-Anttila and Mr Joni Pyysalo. All discussions are interpreted into English, French, and Finnish. Some of the participants have been asked to prepare short presentations, on which the discussions are then focused. The discussions are otherwise open. And as is usually the case, eventually the most interesting and heated exchanges of ideas happen during free time, in the sauna or over dinner.
A detailed programme will also be available on the website
All debates, discussions and poetry evenings are open to the public free of charge.

Sunday June 16th
8.0010.00 Breakfast
10.0012.30 Opening of the Reunion; Discussion session 1
Presentations: Goce Smilevski (Macedonia), Hava Pinhas-Cohen (Israel), Tommi Melender (Finland)
12.3014.00 Lunch
14.0017.00 Session 2
Presentations: Farid Benyoucef (Algeria), Johanna Venho (Finland), Anna Szabó (Hungary)
17.0019.30 Dinner, free time
19.3023.00 Open microphone

Monday June 17th
8.00-10.00 Breakfast
10.00–12.30 S
ession 3
Presentations: Ville Ranta (Finland), Davide Enia (Italy), Pola Oloixarac (Argentina)
12.30–14.00 Lunch
14.00–17.00 Session 4
Presentations: Abilio Estevez (Cuba/Spain), Eeva-Kaarina Aronen (Finland), Martin Page (France)
17.00 Dinner
18.30 Bus from Messilä to Sibelius Hall
19.00–21.30 International poetry evening
21.30 Bus from Sibelius Hall to Messilä
Soccer match: Finland vs. The Rest of the World
00.30 Sauna for the footballers

Tuesday June 18th
8.00–10.00 Breakfast
10.00–12.30 S
ession 5
Presentations: Kader Abdolah (Iran/Netherlands), Kārlis Vērdiņš (Latvia), Heikki Aittokoski (Finland)
12.30–14.00 Lunch
14.00–17.00 Closing panel
17.00–19.00 Free time
19.00 Farewell party

1 comment:

Elmer D. Escoto R. said...

Esperamos con ansias tus impresiones sobre este encuentro, Pola. Un abrazo.