Monday, May 2, 2016

Literature train 2016.

For the third year in a row, Crown Princess Mette-Marit is out on the literature train with good writers and books on board. This year's theme is 'Outside cabinet'. Literature Train 2016 runs along the Bergen Line. In 2014 it went from Bodo to Stjørdal, and in 2015 it also stopped on Dovrebanen.

Photo: Erlend Aas/NTB Scanpix
Litteraturhuset in Bergen is the venue for the first event on 1 June, the night before the departure. The train arrives to Oslo on June 3, where there will be a closing event at the House of Literature there. The literature train has one purpose: to inspire the love of reading. There is a book for everyone!
On the trip from Bergen to Oslo the Literature train will stop at Voss, Gol and Hønefoss, before the last event at the House of Literature in Oslo.
At each stop there will be activities in the form of discussions with authors and readings from the books at the local library. The authors participating are: Jonas Hassen Khemiri (Bergen), Agnes Ravatn (Voss), Lars Saabye Christensen (Hønefoss) and Geir Gulliksen (Oslo). There will also be meeting with biographer Kim Friele in Gol.
There is also the opportunity to visit a library wagon on the train. It is equipped in cooperation with the Oslo Public Library, where one can enjoy themselves and get acquainted with new books and authors. Many of the Crown Princess's own favorite books will also be found aboard Kong carriage.

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