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Date: 12.02.2021

Time: 12:00 - 00:00

Location: Olav H. Hauge

Literature Live Around the World

LitFestBergen has invited festivals and literature centres worldwide to create literary programmes on their own stages with their selected authors and other artists. We are live and direct from midday to midnight – non-stop!

All partners show a brief video where they present their town, culture and literature. Bergen and the world are then linked up in the best Eurovision Song Contest style, and presenters Siss Vik and Mona B Riise will have an introductory chat with the host in the relevant city. The literary programme follows for the enjoyment of audiences both locally and in the Bergen House of Literature, as well as for everyone worldwide who wants to follow it, completely free, on their own screens.

Join this literary voyage to every continent.

The route is as follows (UTC +1): 12.00 Bergen, Norway, 13.00 Perth, Australia, 14.00 Kabul, Afghanistan, 15.00 Jaipur, India, 16.00 Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 17.00 Lagos, Nigeria, 18.00 Buenos Aires, Argentina, 19.00 Edinburgh, Scotland, 20.00 Lyon, France 21.00, Berkeley, USA, 22.00 Toronto, Canada, 23.00 Treasure Beach, Jamaica.

You can watch Literature Live Around the World on our site on YouTube.

In collaboration with Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation (NRK).


Programme: Bergen, Perth, Kabul, Jaipur, Dubai, Lagos, Buenos Aires, Edinburgh, Lyon, Berkeley, Toronto, Treasure Beach


Buy either three-hour or 12-hour tickets if you want to follow the programme in the House of Literature.

12.00-15.00: Bergen/Perth/Kabul: NOK 180 / 80 (student) / free (streaming). Buy tickets here

15.00-18.00: Jaipur/Dubai/Lagos: NOK 180 / 80 (student) / free (streaming). Buy tickets here

18.00-21.00: Buenos Aires/Edinburgh/Lyon: NOK 180 / 80 (student) / free (streaming). Buy tickets here

21.00-00.00: Berkeley/Toronto/Treasure Beach: NOK 180 / 80 (student) / free (streaming). Buy tickets here

12.00-00.00: Whole world: NOK 480 / 280 (student) / free (streaming). Buy tickets here

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