Nordic Libraries Annual 2022: Writers in Nordic Landscapes

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Live-stream recording from a two-day conference “Nordic Libraries Annual 2022”. This live streaming video is “Writers in Nordic Landscapes”. Finnish author Juha Itkonen interviews two of the candidates for the Nordic Council Literature Prizes, Karin Erlandsson (Åland Islands) and Moa Backe Åstot (Sweden). At the start of the presentation the moderator of the conference Päivi Jokitalo introduces Juha Itkonen, Karin Erlandsson and Moa Backe Åstot.

The Nordic Council’s prizes contribute to increasing visibility for the close cultural co-operation in the Nordic Region. The objective of the cultural prizes is to increase interest in Nordic literature, language, film and music. The Environment Prize rewards extraordinary efforts towards a more sustainable Nordic Region.

Juha Itkonen is a renowned Finnish author. He has published several novels and other books. Itkonen has also been active in literacy work in Finland. His books have been translated into Swedish, Norwegian, Danish and German.

Nordic Libraries Annual is an annual conference looking at topical issues in public libraries and library development. In 2022 the conference was organized 2-3.11 in Helsinki, at the Central Library Oodi. Most of the programme was also streamed online. The theme for NLA 2022 was Literacy, Libraries and The Civil Society.

Libraries cultivate literacy for all ages. Literacy is a skill, but also a life-long practice of discovery, learning, and joy. Literacy has specific outcomes for personal and societal well-being by promoting participation to culture and society. It creates a sense of security and strengthens the democratic base of our communities.

The conference was organized by the Regional State Administrative Agencies in Finland in cooperation with Central Library Oodi and Library Channel (Kirjastokaista).

Read more:
All videos from the conference
About the Nordic Council’s prizes
Karin Erlandssons websites (In Finnins and Swedish)
About Moa Backe Åstot (In Swedish)
Regional State Administrative Agencies in Finland website

See also:

“Nordic Libraries Annual: Towards Sustainable Futures” was organized for the first time on the 5th and 6th of November 2020.
All the videos from the NLA 2020 conference

In 2021 the conference was organized online from the 3rd to 4th of November, and the focus was on libraries as well as democracy.
All the videos from the NLA 2021 conference

Live-stream: Mikko Helander and Joonas Nevalainen
Producer: Riitta Taarasti
Produced by Library Channel (Kirjastokaista), 2022

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