The upcoming weekend is the opening weekend of the Nordic Matters Festival at the Southbank Centre in London, with a plethora of art, debates and workshops. On Saturday Emmi will join Sjón, Icelandic poet, novelist and lyricist, and Robert Ferguson, author of Scandinavians: In Search of the Soul of the North, to discuss the effects of our current lifestyles have on the environment.
Emmi will shortly head over to Riga to promote the Latvian translation of Memory of Water, called Ūdens atmiņa. There are at least two public events, possibly more - we’ll keep you posted on any additions or changes.
The first week of November Emmi will be heading for Siberia, to attend the Krasnoyarsk Book Culture Fair. Sadly the Russian translation of Memory of Water won’t be finished in time for the event, but there should be a chance to hear bits of the advance copy read out loud. We’ll keep you posted on possible updates on the program as they emerge.
This September Emmi will be embarking on a brief tour of Japan. You can meet up with her at the Tokyo International Book Fair, or even join her for a special tea ceremony. Click here for the public events scheduled so far.
There are a couple of events coming up on May 19th at the Full English Festival. At 15.00 Emmi will host a workshop on setting and character, and at 17.00 that same day she will be giving a talk on writing in two languages. (Please note these are the correct times - previously the website erroneously gave a different start time for the talk.)
The festival will be running from 16th – 20th May on the University of Kent’s Canterbury campus and is free and open to all. You can find the full listing of events here, or on Facebook.