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Louisiana Literature

Louisianas international literature festival LOUISIANA LITERATURE presents literature in readings, dialogue, discussion, song and performance. The writers appear on stages all around the museum, outdoors and indoors, so the written and spoken word finds a place among nature, architecture and visual art. Next LOUISIANA LITERATURE takes place August 20.-23. 2015.

See or recall several of the major LOUISIANA LITERATURE MOMENTS from previous festivals.

About Louisiana Literature

Louisiana’s literature festival saw its light in August 2010 and was a resounding success. Since then, it has become an annual event bringing together over 40 writers from Denmark and abroad and thousands of festival goers during the four-day festival.

The atmosphere is absolutely fantastic and most of the museum is involved in a lively interplay when authors move in with readings, performances, interviews and discussions. With this programme Louisiana brings an old legacy – a strong commitment to the world of literature – into a new era. The museum also strives to strike a blow for good literature and the necessity of it.


A four-day tightly packet programme make it almost impossible to include everything, but luckily the festival has a long 'after life' on Louisiana Channel where many of the writers, who have been guests at Louisiana Literature, are featured - for instance Patti Smith, Tomas Espedal, Richard Ford, Nicole Krauss, Henning Mankell, and Kerstin Ekman.

C. L. DAVIDS FOUNDATION AND COLLECTION supports Louisiana Literature