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Kapittel - Events and information in English

Kapittel, Stavanger International Festival of Literature and Freedom of Speech, is staged September 21st - 25th 2022 at Sølvberget Library and Cultural Centre. 

This year, you can meet authors like Sofi Oksanen, Warsan Shire, Christian Kracht, Hadley Freeman and Andrej Kurkow. The festival also has a strong documentary film program, Kapittel film. Check the calendar below.

Festival theme

In 2022 the festival theme will be "Rupture". The pandemic has created a breach to the world as we knew it, and in the years to come we will have to find new ways to live together. Rupture is also an interesting starting point for discussing contemporary literature, both in form and content.

Practical information

Festival office and ticket counter can be found on the ground floor at Sølvberget (during the festival week).

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, and tag your posts with #kapittel22 and @kapittelfestivalen.

Literature and Freedom of Speech

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 renown literary events in Scandinavia, with a strong focus on freedom of speech and social issues. We invite around 150 guests to a festival featuring stage conversations, lectures, readings, documentary films and a children’s program. The aim of Kapittel is to bring new literary voices to its audience, and to be a venue for a wide range of fiction and non-fiction from Norwegian and international writers.

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