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Kapittel - information in English

Welcome to Kapittel, Stavanger International Festival of Literature and Freedom of Speech. The 2024 festival will take place from the 18th to 22nd of September.

Kapittels main venue is Sølvberget Library and Cultural Centre in the heart of the beautiful Stavanger city.

Literature and Freedom of Speech

Mohamedou Ould Slahi foto Andrea Ribeiro

Kapittel, Stavanger International Festival of Literature and Freedom of Speech, is an annual festival organised by Sølvberget Library and Cultural Centre.

Kapittel is one of the largest and most renowned literary events in Scandinavia, with a strong focus on freedom of speech and social issues.

The festival invites around 150 guest speakers and authors to our festival featuring stage conversations, lectures, readings, documentary films and a children’s program. 

Kapittel aims to present new literary voices to the audience, and to be a venue for presenting a wide range of fiction and non-fiction authors from Norwegian and abroad.

In the excess of 10 000 visitors attend Kapittel every year.

Festival theme in 2023 was Hope

Every year the festival has a theme. In 2023 the theme was Hope, inspired by the ongoing fight for freedom in Ukraine and Iran.

Practical information

Festival passes and tickets can be purchased at kapittel.no, or at the ticket counter on the ground floor at Sølvberget (during the festival week). Festival pass provide free admission to all events provided there are available seats. If festival pass holders want to make sure to get into certain events, they can reserve a place for 20 NOK (40 NOK for external events).

Eventual changes will be updated consecutively at kapittel.no and in social media. Follow Kapittel on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

Events in English on Kapittel23

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