Literature Festival 2014
The Irrgrønn Festival of Contemporary Irish Literature Oslo took place in the Spring of 2014. The festival saw eight of the brightest voices in Irish Literature come to Oslo to read from their work and to discuss how the recent changes in Irish society were being reflected in its literature. They were joined by the Norwegian author Kjersti Skomsvold to discuss the relationship between Irish and Norwegian culture and literary traditions.
The Festival programme was an array of discussions, workshops, book launches, readings, book signings and literary suppers. Also programmed was a superb family element, including a screening of the much loved “Lost & Found” animation by Northern Irish Artist Oliver Jeffers and a “beastly drawing” workshop with Irish childrens illustrator and author Chris Judge.
A really great time was had by all !
Festival Programme 2014
Friday 14. March
Unless otherwise stated all Irrgrønn Events will take place in Litteraturhuset Oslo
17.30 Festival Opening Litteraturhuset
18.30 Aifric Campbell and Belinda Mc Keon Readings & Conversation with John Kelly
19.30 Paul Lynch and Donal Ryan Readings & Conversation with John Kelly
Saturday 15. March
11.00 Children’s Drawing workshop with Chris Judge
11.00 Creative Writing Workshop with Kjersti Skomsvold
14.00 Screening of the Children’s Animation Lost & Found by Oliver Jeffers
15.00 Children’s Reading & Book Launch of Chris Judge’s The Lonely Beast
17.00 Book Launch of John Kelly‘s From Out of The City
18.30 John Kelly & Kjersti Skomsvold in conversation with Belinda Mc Keon
20.00 Anne Enright and Eimear Mc Bride in conversation with Lotta Lundberg
From Left to Right, Lotta Lundberg, Chris Judge, Anne Enright, Paul Lynch, Festival Directors Sam McManus & Claire McAree, John Kelly, Afric Campbell, Kjersti Skomsvold, Belinda McKeon and Donal Ryan.
We are happy to offer the majority of the Irrgrønn events for FREE
Many thanks to our generous funders; Culture Ireland, Fritt Ord, the Department of Forigen Affairs Ireland, Cappelen Damn , and Tourism Ireland.
A Special Thank You to the following people and organisations
Jerry O Donovan, Deputy Head of the Irish Embassy Oslo,
Cathrine Wallenius Abramowski & Trine S. Kolbjørnsen of Målstua,
The Hotel Bristol, Oslo
To our Flash Fiction Judging Panel: Nina Nordbø from NRK Kultur, Pil Cappelen Smith og Andreas Cappelens from Cappelens Forslag and Åsfrid Hegdal Editor of Foreign Fiction at Cappelen Damm.