Black Hole

Black Hole - Books meet Rights 11.-12.2.2022  

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Black Hole - Books meet Rights is a international literature event focusing on translating and foreign rights. The event will introduce Finnish authors and books to international literature professionals such as translators, literary agents and publishers. The target of the event is to increase the Finnish literature export globally.

The virtual event aims to gather together publishing professionals, foster discussions and connections, and further literary exports.


Black Hole is arranged mostly virtually in Brella - Networking platform, but covid situation allowing, there will be a limited number of seats available to see some presentations in person, as well as additional culture program in Oulu.

 

In the program there will be presentations and discussions about exporting Finnish literature, the characteristics of translating Finnish literature and what makes Finnish literature interesting and original.


In the event participants can
discuss privately, for example about trading books.


The first Black Hole was held in 19.-20.2.2021 virtually. More information about first event you can find here.

PROGRAM 2022


Black Hole – Books meet Rights 11.-12.2.2022

 

Friday 11th February 2022

UTC/GMT +2 hours

 

11:00 Black Hole – Books meet Rights, Day 1

 

11:00 Welcome

Journalist Pia Kaitasuo, Kaleva

 

11:05 The Gravity of Black Hole

Chairman Antti Leikas, Oulu Writers Association

 

11:15 Place making, Community building and Fostering the creative sector - the cornerstones of Cultural Climate Change in Oulu

Head of Cultural Services and the Director of Cultural Centre Valve Johanna Tuukkanen, The City of Oulu

 

11.30 Finnish literary export

International Projects Manager Päivi Haarala, FILI – Finnish Literature Exchange

 

11:45 Publishing Finnish literature in Denmark

Publisher Bjarne Michael Jensen and Publisher Jeanne Dalgaard, Jensen & Dalgaard

 

12:45 Translating Finnish literature into German - my role, my experiences in Europe´s most important book market for translations 

Translator Elina Kritzokat

 

13:15 The Land of Kaamos: The Lure of Northern Finnish Literature

Literary Agent Urtė Liepuoniūtė, Helsinki Literary Agency

 

14:00 Northern Literature – Authors' Perspective

Authors Simo Hiltunen and Sami Lopakka.

Interviewer: PhD, Docent Jyrki Korpua, University of Oulu

 

14:30 Sámi literature

Author and musician Niillas Holmberg interviewed by Professor of Sámi Culture Veli-Pekka Lehtola in the Giellagas Institute at the University of Oulu, Finland

 

15:30 Seminar wrap-up

Journalist Pia Kaitasuo, Kaleva

Chairman Antti Leikas, Oulu Writers Association

Literary Agent Viivi Arela, Helsinki Literary Agency

 

16:00-20:00 Time for one-on-one meetings

Participants can book 30 minute one-on-one meetings with each other.

 

21:00 Black Hole Club

Tuba - Food and Lounge, Mannenkatu 2, Oulu, Finland

 

Niillas Holmberg and Pauli Lyytinen. In a new collaboration between writer-musician Niillas Holmberg and saxophonist-composer Pauli Lyytinen, the landscapes where the waterline of the shores rises and falls are narrated to the listeners. In addition to his own poems, Holmberg reads excerpts from the birth myth of the Sámi, compiled by Anders Fjellner 200 years ago, combining poem reading with yoik fragmented by shorelines. For this, Lyytinen builds entire musical worlds using saxophone, percussion and electronics.

 

* Please notice that this Black Hole Club is only a live event. It won't be streamed online.

 

Saturday 12th February 2022

UTC/GMT +2 hours

 

10:00-14:00 Time for one-on-one meetings

Participants can book 30 minute one-on-one meetings with each other.

 

14:00 Black Hole – Books meet Rights, Day 2

 

14:00 Books Meet Festivals

Director Nick Barley, Edinburgh International Book Festival

 

14:30 The Resilience of Books – The Long-Term Effects of the Pandemic in the Book Industry

Director Nick Barley, Edinburgh International Book Festival

Literary Agent Urtė Liepuoniūtė, Helsinki Literary Agency

Interviewer: PhD, Docent Jyrki Korpua, University of Oulu

 

15:15 Seminar wrap-up

Journalist Pia Kaitasuo, Kaleva

Comics artist Lauri Ahtinen

Author Jenni Räinä

 

16:00-19:00 Time for one-on-one meetings

Participants can book 30 minute one-on-one meetings with each other.

 

20:00 Virtual Club

Casual conversation.

Host: executive manager Tuomo Heikkinen, Oulu Writers Association

 

 

PRE-REGISTRATION

 

Ensure your seat in the event and pre-register here.
Participation is free.

 

The more detailed instructions for the registration will be published in February 2022. 

 

The event is organized by Oulu Writers Association. The primary funders are Council of Oulu Region and The City of Oulu.


Contact:

 

Tuomo Heikkinen

executive manager

Oulu Writers Association

+ 358 50 347 4470

tuomo.heikkinen@kirjallisuudentalo.fi

 

Viivi Arela

producer

viivi.arela@blackhole.fi

 

Antti Leikas

chairman

Oulu Writers Association

+358 40 566 6862

antti.leikas@telex.fi

 



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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