Littfest

Littfest is Sweden's largest literature festival with around 20,000 seminar visits and over 150 invited participants during three intensive festival days. The program includes everything from international celebrities to local gems. Littfest is a coordinated literature festival with unique conversations and meetings. What you encounter during Littfest are carefully crafted seminars that follow the festival's themes, artistic ambitions, or current societal debates. The festival started in 2007 as a small grassroots festival and a counter-movement against the commercialization of the book industry. Initially driven by a number of dedicated individuals, the festival later took the form of a non-profit association.

Littfest always takes place during the weekend of week 11, from Thursday to Saturday. The main part of the festival is held at Umeå Folkets Hus, with four parallel stages. The largest hall is Idunteatern, which accommodates over 1000 people and is often fully booked.

The association currently has three employed coordinators, each working 50%, who handle the festival's program and implementation. These individuals are Patrik Tornéus, who also founded the festival, along with Erik Jonsson and Elenor Nordström.


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