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Future Library Handover Ceremony: Elif Shafak

2. June 2018,9:15 am - 11:00 am UTC+0

We invite you to join us for a morning stroll in the woods to the Future Library.

The Future Library Trust is honored to invite you to the 4th Future Library handover ceremony.

The award-winning novelist, public intellectual and political commentator Turkish Elif Shafak will handover her new manuscript at a special ceremony in the Norwegian forest on Saturday 2nd June 2018, open to all.

Elif Shafak is the fourth writer to contribute to Future Library. The Canadian author, poet and essayist Margaret Atwood was the first (2014), followed by British novelist David Mitchell (2015) and the Icelandic poet, novelist and lyricist Sjón (2016).

Elif Shafak is an award-winning novelist and the most widely read female writer in Turkey. She is also a political commentator and an inspirational public speaker. She writes in both Turkish and English, and has published 15 books, 10 of which are novels, including the bestselling The Bastard of Istanbul, The Forty Rules of Love and most recently Three Daughters of Eve. Her books have been translated into 47 languages. For more information: www.elifshafak.com Twitter @Elif_Safak

Future Library is a 100 year long public artwork by Scottish artist Katie Paterson that will unfold over 100 years in the city of Oslo, Norway. Future Library is commissioned and produced by Bjørvika Utvikling, and managed by the Future Library Trust. Supported by Oslo Business Region, the City of Oslo, Agency for Cultural Affairs and Agency for Urban Environment.

Meet up by “Sporten” Frognerseteren at 09.15 am – Sharp.
Elif Shafak will lead the 30 minute walk to the Future Library forest where the hand over ceremony will take place at 10.00. Return to Frognerseteren at 11.00 am. The program will be announced in May.

Remember to dress for a stroll in the woods. The terrain is rough at times and not ideal for buggies etc. Coffee will be served. In an effort to create less waste please bring your own cup and you’ll be happy to have a sitting mat too!

The Future Library forest coordinates are 59°59’10.0” N10°41’48.6” E. View on Google Maps or download the map.
Map: https://www.futurelibrary.no/assets/downloads/map.pdf
Meet here when starting walk at 09.15: https://goo.gl/maps/jijLvGZ1sWC2

The ceremony will continue at Deichmanske Library at 13.00 pm:
– In conversation with Elif Shafak and the acclaimed BBC reporter Rosie Goldsmith.
Address: Arne Garborgs plass 4, 0179 Oslo.

Both events are free and open to all.

We look forward to seeing you.



2. June 2018
9:15 am - 11:00 am
Event Category:


Future Library