Finnish and Estonian Poetry tour around Latvia

From April 26 untill 28, 2016, the Finnish poet Heli Laaksonen and Estonian poet Leelo Tungal, together with the Latvian poet and publisher Inese Zandere and poet and translator Guntars Godiņš will tour around Latvia to meet readers in libraries and schools in small towns in Latvia - in Limbaži, Zvejnieksciems, Kuldīga, Talsi and Saldus as well as in the Riga. A wider audience are invited to the event in Riga taking place on 27 April, 18.00 at the premises of Birojnīca (Bergs Bazaar).

Leelo Tungal's joyful wordplay Daudzpusigais ronis was published in Latvian in 2014. Heli Laaksonen's Piec ait kalns (the original title in Finnish is Aapine), her first book aimed to child audience, was published in Latvian in 2015. Both writers share the same translator Guntars Godins.

Programm:

On April 26, 11:00 Zvejniekciema vidusskola, Atpūtas iela 1 and 14:00 Limbažu Galvenā bibliotēka, Parka iela 23

On April 27, 10:20 Ziemeļvalstu ģimnāzija, Paula Lejiņa iela 12 and 12:00 Rīgas Igauņu pamatskola, Atgāzenes iela 26, 

18:00 Rīgā, Birojnīcā, Dzirnavu iela 84 k-2 (Berga Bazārs)

On April 28, 10:00 Talsu Bērnu bibliotēkā, Lielā iela 27 and 14:00 Saldus pilsētas bibliotēka, Tūristu iela 3

On April 29, 11:00 Kuldīgas Galvenā bibliotēka

The tour is organized by Nordic Council of Mininster's office in Latvia, Poetry Ride, publishing house Liels un mazs, and supported by Estonian Culture Capital Foundation, Finnish Literature Exchange, Finnish Embassy in Latvia and Rozentals-seura in Finland.