Kontula Book City, Saturday October 19th 2019 at 10 – 18
The programme is free and open for all. It’s held mainly in Finnish.

Kontula library (Ostostie 4)
Museum of Impossible Forms (Keinulaudankuja 4)
Kontula youth centre Luuppi (Ostostie 4)
All venues are near (max 150 metres) the Kontula metro station. All venues are accessible with wheelchair.

10.00-11.30 | Library | in easy Finnish
Community artist Heidi Hänninen: Seesami’s journey – story moment for children
After the storytelling part, children are welcome to make Seesami’s journey visual by drawing and painting. All children welcome!

12.00-12.45 | Library | in Finnish
Award-winning Estonian-born children’s author, illustrator and translator Kristiina Kass will by interviewed by journalist-writer Emmi Nuorgam

12.45-13.25 | Library | in Finnish
Interview with Dorothea Grünzweig
PEN-awarded poet Dorothea Grünzweig will be interviewed by critic and culture journalist Aleksis Salusjärvi

13.30-14.30 | Museum of Impossible Forms | Arabic/Finnish
Arabic literature in Nordic countries – Discussion between two Arabic authors
Hassan Blasim living in Finland and Khaled Alesmael living in Sweden, translated into Finnish by Sampsa Peltonen

14.40-15.20 | Museum of Impossible Forms | Arabic/English
Women and arabic litereture -Discussion between two Arabic authors
Inaam Kachachi living in France and Aya Chalabi living in Finland, hosted by Hassan Blasim, translated into Finnish by Sampsa Peltonen

15.30 | Youth Centre Luuppi | multilingual
Comic workshop
Multilingual comics workshop organized by Comics and Migration Project. Powered by comic artists and activists Warda Ahmed and Johanna Rojola. Working languages Finnish, French, Somali and English. Recommended age: 12 years and up.

15.30-16.30 | Museum of Impossible Forms | multilingual
Poets and meaningful words session
Multilingual poets will present and perform their most meaningful words. What makes a word meaningful for a poet? On stage Polina Kopylova, Nelli Ruotsalainen, Daniel Malpica and Inger-Mari Aikio. Moderated by producer Pertti Ylikojola.

16.40-17.40 | Museum of Impossible Forms | in Finnish
Panel discussion on the literature field’s structure and power balance in Finland
How can we write, promote, publish and read Finnish literature that is written in Arabic, Somali, Russian, Estonian, German, English, etc. Participants: publisher Leena Balme (WSOY), culture journalist Petter Linberg (YLE) and blogger Tuomas Aitonurmi (Tekstiluola). Moderated by producer Heidi Backström.

The event is hosted by journalist, writer and social debater Emmi Nuorgam.

Changes in programme may appear, thanks for understanding.