Women on the Edge - Poetry Festival

NORDIC WOMEN POETS

The Icelandic poetry collective Meðgönguljóð (Partus Press) hosts a two day summer poetry festival in Reykjavík with female poets from Iceland, Greenland, Finland and the Faroe Islands on July 2nd and 3rd 2014. On Wednesday, July 2nd, the poets will read and talk about their poetry at four different Reykjavik City Library branches and on Thursday, July 3rd, there will be a mixed programme of readings and panel discussions (in English) at the local of the Icelandic Women’s Rights Association at Túngata 14. At the latter event, guests can also enjoy a bowl of soup and some other refreshments.

PROGRAMME

WEDNESDAY, JULY 2 AT 5 PM

REYKJAVÍK CITY LIBRARY, MAIN LIBRARY, TRYGGVAGATA 15

Vónbjörg Vang (Faroe Islands) Bergrún Anna Hallsteinsdóttir (Iceland)

REYKJAVÍK CITY LIBRARY, ÁRSAFN, HRAUNBÆR 119

Juuli Niemi (Finland) Björk Þorgrímsdóttir (Iceland)

REYKJAVÍK CITY LIBRARY, FOLDIR BRANCH IN GRAVARVOGUR CHURCH

Vilja-Tuulia Huotarinen (Finland) Valgerður Þóroddsdóttir (Iceland)

REYKJAVÍK CITY LIBRARY, SÓLHEIMAR BRANCH, SÓLHEIMAR 27

Katti Frederiksen (Greenland) Arngunnur Árnadóttir (Iceland) * * *

THURSDAY, JULY 3 AT 5 – 7:15 PM

TÚNGATA 14

5 pm Vilja-Tuulia Huotarinen reads her poetry. 5:15 Panel discussions in English: What is the landscape of West-Nordic female poets? 5:45 Juuli Niemi reads her poetry. 6:00 Soup and other refreshments 6:15 Vónbjört Vang reads her poetry 6:30 Panel discussions in English: Why do we write poetry? 7:00 Katti Frederiksen reads her poetry. The events are sponsored by the Icelandic Women’s Rights Association, Reykjavik UNESCO City of Literature, Reykjavik City Library, Hlaðvarpinn Culture Fund and the Nordic Council.