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Literature is an important part of Kuhmos`s local identity. Cultural events, the Kalevala epos and literature are important sources of experiences for the city`s locals and visitors alike. From these webpages you can find out more information about the Kuhmo City of Literature.

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From here you will find the latest literary news about Kuhmo City of Literature. In addition to this, you can find out what is happening in the other Cities of Literature – such as open calls for upcoming residency programmes.

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Jutun Juuri – Root of the Chatter Writing Competition

Popular questions & answers The finale of our writing competition is closing in – but fear not, there is still time to participate. You have …

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The picture shows an old map. Placed on top of it are a pair of glasses, notebooks and a pencil, and some photos. The text reads: Jutun Juuri - Root of the Chatter Writing Competition. What does your mother language mean to you?

Jutun juuri – Root of the Chatter

Writing competition for 15–21-year-old writers living in member cities of the UNESCO Cities of Literature Network. Tools for communication. Shapers of our view of the …

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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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Cities of Literature Network’s Slam-O-Vision competition is nearing.

Could you be Kuhmo’s spoken word champion in this global spoken word competition? Hello, friends of poetry from Kuhmo! Cities of Literature Network’s annual Slam-O-Vision …

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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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Nanjing Residency 2021

Nanjing International Virtual Writers Residency 2021 Nanjing City of literature has opened the call for applications for the 2021 Nanjing Residency 2021 virtual program, which …

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