The Sigtuna Literature Festival has something to offer for everyone, from rune stone carving to the younger children, to exhibitions, cinema, live music and meetings with Swedish authors to the older public. The following program represents a small selection of what Sigtuna Literature Festival has to offer in the town of Sigtuna. Even though most of the events will be in Swedish, we welcome you to take part in a festive day of culture in a Middle Age town.
Wille Craaford has become a legendary composer and musician among the most celebrated Swedish artists. His broad background consists of being a member in several famous music groups, as well as creating own albums and movies. Tonight takes the scene in Sigtuna before he starts his tour around Sweden. The concert starts at 6:30 pm. Remember to bring something to sit on.
Take the boat journey from the center of Stockholm and arrive to a literature festival, in Middle Age town. Discover the unique scenery of the lake Mälaren and its surroundings directly from the boat, and arrive in the midst of a festival of culture! The boat departs at 9:45 AM and takes you on a two hour tour that ends in the center of Sigtuna.
Cinema: An Ecology of mind
Storytelling and Doll Theater Bring your children and experience a Swedish doll theater.
Meetings with authors
In 2006, Magdalena published the book “Det ska bli ett sant nöje att döda dig” [It will be a pleasure to kill you] which became a huge success among a broad range of readers. She is also being followed by thousands of readers through her blog. During the festival Magdalena will both speak and answer questions about the book as well as her well-known blog in Café Valvet at 2 PM.
As children we spontaneously search for the meaningful in life. Later on in life we tend to focus on what happens in the short term, forgetting about the far away future. When we reach retirement, the curiosity we had as children has disappeared. Bodil Jönsson urges us to reclaim our desire to learn, even later on in life.
Bodil Jönsson is a physicist and Professor Emerita from the University of Lund. She has written several books, including Tio tankar om tid, Guld och När horisonten flyttar sig – att bli gammal I en ny tid. In September Bodil’s new book appears in the stores: Tid för det meningfulla.
Bodil Jönsson speaks at 11:30 AM in Mariakyrkan.
Bengt Ohlson presents his work of Margot Wallström, one of the most famous Swedish politicians.
Ohlson has written a dozen of novels and in 2004 he received the August Prize for his book Gregorius. Since 1988, Ohlson has been a well-known in a major Swedish newspaper. During the recent years, Bengt has followed Margot Wallström in her private as well as professional life; from tough negotiations in war-torn countries to family by the kitchen table. The book Margot will be released for the public in late August 2012.
Bengt Ohlson speaks at 11:00 AM in Gröna Ladan.
Buy you ticket online: http://simplesignup.se/event/12667 or at the tourist office in Sigtuna star.