The anthology includes texts by Zurab Rtveliashvili (Stockholm), Nasrin Madani (Växjö), Naeimeh Doostdar (Malmö), Ragip Zarakolu (Sigtuna) , Sedigheh Vasmaghi and Anisur Rahman (Uppsala). The book also consists of texts written by Uppsala citizens and writers who participated in literary workshops led by Uppsala's ICORN Guest Writer 2009-2011 Anisur Rahman under 2014-2015.
The book launch will take place on 11 February at 7-9 pm at Uppsala Missionskyrkan, Tovensalen.
The programme includes:
Introduction by Leonidas Aretakis och Anisur Rahman
Uppsala in literature: Annika E. Gillegård talks about Uppsala in literature and Litteraturcentrum’s role
Panel discussion. Moderator Arne Ruth, former Editor in Chief, Dagens Nyheter
Peter Gustavsson, President, Uppsala Municipality, Cultural Board
Anna Söderbäck, Director of Culture, Uppsala Municipality
Ola Larsmo, President, Swedish PEN
Lars Häger, head of Studiefrämjandet i Uppsala Municipality
Welcome to the lauch!
The book is available at studentbokhandeln.se
More than a hundred writers, both professional and amateur, took part in workshops in 2015, discussing literature and creativity, developing ideas and receiving guidance from invited writers. The literary workshops will continue over 2016 and next series will begin on April 7. Writing workshops conducted by Anisur Rahman are held at the public library, from 5 to 7.30 pm, and are free to attend.
Workshop fall on the following dates:
April 7 (with Ola Larsmo)
April 14 (with Mats Kempe)
April 21 (with Anna Williams)
April 28 (with AnnaLena Åberg)
May 5 (with Zurab Rtveliashvili, Lars Häger)
Literary Spring Festival with ICORN writers in Sweden