Helsinki Book Fair includes program about diversity 24.-25.10.
Discussions about multilingualism, multiculturalism and sexuality.
24.10.2014 klo 11:00 "With love - Words about sexuality and gender"
How does it feel to live in a minority in the world full of hetero culture? Do gay people have right to be seen? And not to be seen? Does a homosexual remember that he is homosexual, if others don´t remind about it every day? Discussion with Johanna Korhonen, Jeanette Östman, Jani Toivola and Susanna Airola.
Orqanizer: Into kustannus / Jasilti
24.10.2014 at 13:00 "Rasism and multiculturalism before and now"
How different nations and cultures have encountered in different times? Discussion with Pasi Saukkonen and Kaisa Ahvenjärvi.
Organizer: Tieteen kieli
24.10.2014 at 14:30 "To rewrite/retell a novel"
Peter Sandström and Jolin Slotte, who have written the first easy-to-read versions of Finnish-Swedish novels, discuss about their work with Kjell Westö´s book Där vi en gång gått and Birgitta Boucht´s book Tusenblad.
24.10. at 17:30 "Through the eyes of an alien"
Place: Katri Vala
Umayya Abu-Hanna is interviewed by Aleksi Siltala. Abu-Hanna´s book Alienin silmin ("Through the eyes of an alien") is a personal story about the Capital area and it´s changes in 1980-2010 seen through the eyes of a Helsinki-based woman with foreign background.
25.10.2014 klo 10:30 "Children´s literature in multicultural Finland"
How the themes of multiculturalism are seen in Finnish children´s literature? Discussion with Alexandra Salmela and Kari Levola.
Organizer: Suomen Kirjailijaliitto
25.10. at 16.00 "Multilingualism and being a writer"
Place: Wine Corner
Olga Martynova (German-Russian author) and Zinaida Lindén (Finnish-Swedish-Russian author) discuss about the multilingualism of literature and about what it is like to write and publish fiction in other languages than in your own mother tongue.
Organizers: Goethe-Institut Finnland, Culture for All Service and "The multilingualism of literature in Finland today" project (Kone Foundation)