4. August 2011:
Hamsun and Hamarøy. Though there will be
regular Hamsun-days only next year, Hamarøy plans to
celebrate the 100 year of Hamsun's
"homecoming": Knut Hamsun moved in March 1911
together with his wife Marie back to Hamarøy, where he
had bought the farm Skogheim. In March Hamarøy
celebrated the day and they plan to have another event
around Knut Hamsun's birthday 4. August.
Read more at the www.hamsunsenteret.no
4.-7. August 2011:
Poets' days 2011 in Lom/Skjåk/Vågå. Every
year Lom - and this year also Skjåk and Vågå -
celebrate the famous poets of the area, among them off
course Knut Hamsun. The theme this year is "Seen
through women's eyes". The poets' days is a
collaboration between the Tor Jonssonselskapet,
Stiftinga Solrenning, Knut Hamsun-laget, UL Fram and
Mållaget Ivar Kleiven. Torunn Kjøk from
the Hamsun-Society writes:
"We are working on the Poets' days 2011 - 4.-7.
August 2011. There will be events in Vågå, Lom and
Skjåk, but centred in Lom. 4. August there will be a
Hamsun-day in Garmo, and the official opening of the
Poets' days 2011 at the menhir at Garmostrædet, there
will be hiking, concerts, exhibition and much more. The
theme is "Seen through women's
eyes" and we will focus on female writers from the
Otta valley (Vågå, Lom, Skjåk), regardless if
they were born there or moved there later. But we will
off course not forget Hamsun, Aukrust and Jonsson, who
all will get their proper place in the programme."
Please visit the very well designed website of the Poets'
days with all information, dates, tickets here: www.diktardagar.no
11.-14. August 2011:
Ibsen-Hamsun festival in Grimstad. Every year
Grimstad celebrates it's 2 famous sons: Henrik Ibsen and
Knut Hamsun with an attractive festival. Organiser is
Stiftelsen Ibsen Hamsun and the festival takes place in
the second week of August. The programme is not yet
finalized, but just as an appetizer on Thursday 11th 2
exiting lectures on Knut Hamsun will be offered: chairman
of the Hamsun-Society, Even Arntzen from the University
of Tromsø, will talk on "Happiness and
existentialism in Knut Hamsun's works". One of the
main themes of the lectures will be to prove that not
only emptiness and disillusion but also vitality and
joy-of-life co-exist in Hamsun's works.
The second lectures in a joint-venture between 1.
amanuensene Wenche Torrissen, Høgskulen i Volda, and
Nils M. Knutsen, Universitetet i Tromsø. They will talk
on jealousy as a painful and dramatic element in Hamsun's
works. In his works we find a series of murders and
suicides due to jealousy and we find myriads of minor and
major conflicts due to jealousy, Even Arntzen said in
See the exiting programme at www.hamsunibsen.no
15.-16. September 2011:
5. International Hamsun-conference in Tromsø. The
fifth in a series of international conferences on Knut
Hamsun will be held at Tromsø University. Organisers are
Henning Howlid Wærp, Even Arntsen and Nils Magne Knutsen
from the Hamsun-group at the Faculty of Humanities of
Tromsø University. The conference is held every 4. year.
The programme will follow.