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Kapittel is a large, well established festival with a general scope, activities for most target groups and over 10 000 visitors annually. Our founding principle is to discover and reveal connections between the arts and the world and to protect the fundamental right to freedom of expression. At Kapittel you encounter new literature, new music and new expressions from around the globe, and you get the chance to participate in debates about current issues. We offer an extensive children’s program, an incorporated documentary film festival, specialised seminars and popular open readings, panel debates and lectures.

Kapittel has been visited by, among others, Patrick Maguire, Mircea Cartarescu, Mikhail Shishkin, Siri Hustvedt, Nadine Gordimer, Yu Hua, Yang Lian, Tariq Ali, Jacques Derrida, Nuruddin Farah, Sefi Atta, Nawal El Saadawi, Ben Okri, Russel Banks, Linton Kwesi Johnson, and Toni Blackman.

Kapittel is a non-commercial international literary festival, which implies a great deal of international events throughout the festival’s five days. English speaking events in this year’s Kapittel is listed in this link.

Contemporary culture
Documentary film
open readings
Panel debates