Pentinkulman päivät is a renowned literature festival that takes place annually in Finland. The festival is held in Urjala, located in the scenic Pirkanmaa region, only 45 minutes from Tampere. Urjala is known as a birthplace one of the most famous Finnish authors, Väinö Linna. Väinö Linna (1920-1992) was a prominent Finnish author and one of the most influential figures in Finnish literature.
Pentinkulman päivät prides itself on its inclusive and welcoming atmosphere, encouraging interaction between authors and readers. It offers an opportunity for attendees to meet their favorite authors, discover new voices, and delve deeper into the world of Finnish literature. The festival also fosters connections among writers, promoting collaboration and the exchange of ideas.
In addition to literary events, Pentinkulman päivät embraces the cultural heritage of the region by incorporating traditional music, art exhibitions, and performances into the program. This fusion of literature and local culture adds an extra layer of richness to the festival experience. Year 2023 theme is “peace”. The content of the program will show both the search for personal peace of a person and the importance of literature as a builder and lyricist of peace. At the festival, you will hear what writers offer as medicine and comfort to people who are faced with news about war and the pandemic every day. Program is only in Finnish.