Time: 14:00 - 20:00
Literature Live Around the World
LitFestBergen’s great innovation of 2021 was the global happening Literature Live Around the World. We went live for 12 hours, from midday to midnight, broadcasting from festivals and literature houses all around the world.
A new edition of Literature Live Around the World will take place Saturday, February 5th, 2022. We will start off in Australia at 14.00, and end up in the United States at 20.00, after visiting 11 partners in 11 different countries across every continent.
All partners show a brief video where they present their own town, culture and literature. Bergen and the world are then linked up in the best Eurovision Song Contest style, and presenters Mona B Riise and Britta B. 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): 14.00 Bergen, Norway – 14.15 Perth, Australia – 15.00 Shanghai, China – 15.30 Bergen, Norway – 16.00 Jaipur, India – 16.30 Dubai UAE – 17.00 Gaborone, Botswana – 17.30 Cheltenham, UK – 18.00 Paris, France – 18.30 Poços de Caldas, Brazil – 19.00 Budapest, Hungary – 19.30 Toronto, Canada – 20.00 Berkeley, USA.
See litfestbergen.no to read more about the programme and the authors from each country.
The broadcast will be streamed on LitFestBergen's YouTube channel and on the news website bt.no. We will also Literature Live Around the World on the big screen.
Come to the house of literature in Bergen, and you will get the chance to see Britta B and Mona B in action, and watch the broadcast with them.
Get your ticket here (50 NOK):