Kuhmo City of Literature

Kalevala's nest and home
to an active modern literary culture in Kainuu, Finland

Culture, Kalevala and modern literature – these offer a vide selection of experiences for both locals and visitors. From here you can find out what makes Kuhmo a City of Literature.

Literature in Kuhmo

Get to know Kuhmo City of Literature

From here you will find information about Kuhmo`s literary heritage, cultural sights, and about the literary organisations working in Kuhmo. You can also read the basics about the UNESCO Creative Cities Network. Welcome!

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Introducing Kuhmo’s new Library Director and Head of Culture Department

Warm welcome to Hanne Heikkinen! In May we thanked our long-term library director Taina Hyvönen for her distinguished work for Kuhmo’s library and culture services, …

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Kuhmon kaupunginkirjaston julkisivu

Kuhmo Town Library

Beautiful library at the bank of Pajakkakoski -rapids Kuhmo’s library was planned by Arkkitehdit NRT Oy (former Arkkitehtitoimisto Nurmela-Raimoranta-Tasa Oy), a Finnish arcitecht office from …

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Kuvassa on vanhoja kirjoja mustalla pöydällä.

Kalevala and Kuhmo

Kalevala is an important epos to all Finns, and Kuhmo has a special connection to it. But what is the historical background of Kalevala, and …

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