Benny Marcel, The Director of the Fund, attends the first literary policy summit which will be held in Gothenburg on the 4th of March. Gothenburg was recently appointed as the Unesco City of Literature and the meeting is part of Gothenburg’s start-up week. The summit will be broadcast live online.
At 9:50 a.m., Benny Marcel will participate in a debate addressing Sweden’s need for a literary policy – from both a historical and contemporary perspective. Besides the Fund’s director, the participants will also include Jeanette Gustafsdotter, the Swedish Minister of Culture, Christer Nylander (L), spokesperson for the Riksdag’s Culture Committee, Linnéa Lindsköld, associate professor of library and information science at Borås University and head of the Center for Cultural Policy Research and Marlen Eskander, founder and head of the Läsfrämjarinstitutet and member of the Läsrådet.
This is the first time that the literary policy summit is being held. It is held to focus on Swedish literary policy and discuss future issues for Swedish literature.
The purpose of the meeting is to initiate a discussion on Swedish literary policy at a national, regional and local level.