The 11th -17th of November 2019, the same books will be read aloud across the Nordic and Baltic countries, from Greenland in the west to the Baltic countries in the east. Monday the 11th of November marks The Big Reading Aloud Day. The read aloud for children and youth, Morning Dawn, takes place at 9 AM. Evening Dusk, the read aloud for adults, take place in the evening, at 7 PM. The exact time can of course be adjusted as needed.
There are endless opportunities during the Nordic Literature Week. We offer a Catalogue of Ideas, with which we wish to inspire kindergartens, schools, libraries and other cultural institutions to put together an exciting and diverse program during the Nordic Literature Week 2019. The ideas are divided into target groups, i.e. children, youth and adults. We would, nevertheless, like to point out that age is only a number, and that these ideas could potentially provide inspiration to activities for other age groups than the one they were originally intended for.
The annual theme for Nordic Literature Week creates a focal point for the Literature Week and characterizes everything from that year’s books to be read aloud, to the Literature Week’s activities and events. This year's reading books reflect all the theme Nordic Celebration and invite listeners to participate in the literary parties through the magic of the written word. In Pippi Celebrates her Birthday we are invited to a party in Villa Villekulla, where both horse and monkey take a seat at the table. In Sophie's World, we celebrate Sophie's birthday with a philosophical garden-party theme, which offers both coffee, speeches and a touch of surrealism. And in Babette’s Feast, we take place at the table of a French feast, which will be enjoyed until the last bite.
The Nordic Literature Week, with the theme 'Nordic Celebration', wants to highlight community and friendship. With this, we hope that the selected reading books will attract both participants and organizers to a magnificent party to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Nordic Association in Denmark, Norway and Sweden.