Nordic Poetry Festival : Norway

Celebrating collaboration, performance and innovation in contemporary literary and avant-garde poetry, the Nordic and European Poetry Festival came to the west coast of Norway with events in Ålesund and Bergen in September 2019. A remarkable, generous, exciting tour brought some of the finest poets from across Europe, from Ireland, Russia, Belgium and the UK, to perform and collaborate with some of Norway’s most considerable poets in two unique and brilliant events. The project was curated by Jon Ståle Ritland, SJ Fowler & Erlend Nødtvedt. Scroll down for videos of every performance and you can read a travelogue by SJ Fowler here.

Ålesund : September 17th : Mottaket

In association with Ålesund Literary Salon

With solo readings by Hilde Myklebust, Kaisa Aglen, SJ Fowler, Jon Ståle Ritland, Harry Man, Maja Jantar, Endre Ruset, Dan Andersen, Eli Fossdal Waage, Christodoulos Makris, Maria Malinovskaya, and David Spittle.

European Camarade : Bergen public library : September Weds 18th

Strømgaten 6, website With collaborative performances from : SJ Fowler & Dan Andersen, Harry Man & Fredrik Stenhjem Hagen, Maja Jantar & co, Christodoulos Makris & Endre Ruset, Maria Malinovskaya & Eli Fossdal Waage, David Spittle & Jon Ståle Ritland

Sponsored by Stiftelsen Kjell Holm, Norsk Forfattersentrum, Ålesund Kommune, Bergen Kommune, Møre og Romsdal Fylkeskommune