On Wednesday May 17 at 5 p.m. four writers will introduce and read from their work at Kaffislippur Café at Hotel Reykjavik Marina. They are Ewa Marcinek (Poland/Iceland), Elías Knörr (Galicia/Iceland), Mazen Maarouf (Lebanon/Iceland) and Roxana Crisologo (Peru/Finland). All share the experience of writing in a languages different than the one of their current home country – or in some cases in more than one language.


The event is organized by the Reykjavík UNESCO City of Literature and NolitchX(Nordic Literatures in Change and Exchange) that focuses on immigrant language literature in the Nordic region which it wants to make visible through readings, translations and networks.

The following day, Thursday May 18 at 5 p.m., the same authors take part in a panel discussion about immigrant language literatures in the Nordic region moderated by Petronella Zetterlund. facebook

Sivuvalo is part of Nordic Literatures in Change and Exchange Nolitch X.

The events are a collaboration between NolitchX and Reykjavik UNESCO City of Literature. Thanks to Svenk-Islänska SamarbetsfondenNordisk kulturkontakt and Nordiska kulturfonden – Nordisk Kulturfond for the support.

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