Päivi Lipponen’s Book Lecture at Turku Music Festival

WSOY, celebrating its 140th anniversary, is publishing Päivi Lipponen’s first novel Ihmisyyden vuoksi (“For humanity”) in August. This historical novel is situated in the early years of Finland’s independence, 1918. 16.8. 17:00 Turku Music Festival in co-operation with Turku City Library organizes a public lecture where Päivi Lipponen tells us more about her brand new novel. The lecture takes place in the library’s Studio.

Päivi Lipponen, Ph.D., has published a total of seven fiction books so far. She works as a journalist and a teacher of history and social studies in adult education. She also leads the Päivi and Paavo Lipponen fund. Lipponen has made a 20-year career in municipal and national politics, and in 2007-2015 he served as MP.

A wide range of literary events at Turku Music Festival!

The author of the famous Brunetti novels, Donna Leon, discusses literature and writing with the audience at Arken on Tuesday 14 August at 17.00. Admission is free, and the discussion is in English.

Patrick Poivre d’Arvor is a legendary French journalist, author and cultural personality who is known in France by his initials, PPDA. On his first visit to Finland, he and pianist Eliane Reyes give a recital titled ‘Valses poétiques’, featuring French poetry on the theme of love and waltzes by Chopin at Turku Castle on Monday 20 August at 19.00 and Tuesday 21 August at 19.00.

Tickets to Turku Music Festival are sold by Lippupiste.