Ásta Fanney Sigurðardóttir, Fríða Ísberg, Haukur Ingvarsson
and Jón Örn Loðmfjörð
The Poetry Festival Audiatur in Bergen has been one of the most important venues for innovative poets in the Nordic countries over the past decades. This time, the organizers decided to focus on proximity and dedicate the festival to poetry in Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Finland and Iceland. A cooperative was appointed in each country that chose four poets to write poetry just for this festival. The results were published in five publications in Norwegian with the introduction of the curators.
On this Meet the Author evening “Icelandic Voices” the Icelandic representatives from the Audiatur festival Ásta Fanney Sigurðardóttir, Fríða Ísberg, Haukur Ingvarsson and Jón Örn Loðmfjörð will participate. The Icelandic curator, poet Eiríkur Örn Norðdahl, will introduce the poets, tell about the project and experiences from the festival.
Translations of the poems in Norwegian (by Kristján Breiðfjörð) will be displayed on a screen in the auditorium.
The event begins at 20:00, and everyone is welcome while there is room. The evening will be in Icelandic and Scandinavian. Free entrance.
AALTO Bistro in the Nordic House is open for dinner guests before the event and offers a delicious dinner menu and light meals, all made with first-class ingredients. During the break it is possible to enjoy light refreshments from AALTO Bistro.