Black Hole English
Black Hole English

Black Hole - Books meet Rights 19.-20.2.2021  

                                             FI  |  EN

Black Hole - Books meet Rights is a new 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 target group of the first Black Hole is Nordic literature professionals, but everyone can participate. The event will be held virtually.


The first day´s program is a seminar with presentations and discussions about exporting Finnish literature to the Nordic countries and elsewhere, the characteristics of translating Finnish literature and what makes Finnish literature interesting and original.


On the second day participants can
discuss privately, for example about trading books.


The participation is free, but registration is requested.
The event is organized by Oulu Writers Association. The primary funders are The City of Oulu and The Ministry of Education and Culture, Finland.




Black Hole will be held virtually in Brella platform. Brella is an online event platform where you can attend the sessions, and if you wish to, book one on one meetings with other participants. These meetings are on Saturday. There's 15 minutes time slot for one meeting. In Brella you can connect with other participants easily.




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1) You can log in for example with you Facebook account or make Brella account.

If Brella asks Join Code, it is: BHBMR

2) Fill in your profile.

3) Choose your interests in categories.

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Tuomo Heikkinen

executive manager

Oulu Writers Association

+ 358 50 347 4470


Antti Leikas


Oulu Writers Association

+358 40 566 6862







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