Kirjan talo - The Book house

– Bokens hus ry

Mitä on Kirjan talo? – What is The House of Book?

A bunch of highly trained intellectuals with diverse backgrounds and a mutual interest in literature, books, arts and society. We offer courses in different topics, organise exhibitions and book launches, and run our own publishing house – KITA. Within our opening hours we welcome you to visit our headquarters on Nunnankatu and linger in front our famed poetry shelf packed with the newest volumes from a wide range of indie publishers. We restock regularly so you never know what new treasures you may find! For the real culture-heads, consider becoming a member in order to get discounts for our books and courses.

A keyword at the House of Book is sanataide, which translates as social poetry. Not sure what that is? Yet another reason to visit and get involved in the events. The working languages are Finnish, Swedish and English, so do not shy away if your Finnish needs a lot more than a little polishing.

For many internationals, a move to Finland brings with it a sense of linguistic and literary isolation. There is some truth to the old joke that “Finnish is the language spoken in heaven since it takes an eternity to learn it”, and fluency often comes much slower than we would wish. In the meantime, the lack of access to the poetry readings, live performances and other thought provoking and emotionally stimulating cultural events we enjoyed in our home countries can feel both frustrating and dispiriting.

Fortunately, our organization the House of Book, offers a wide array of engaging, multilingual events where English speakers can socialize and immerse themselves in the vibrant world of Finnish Poetry. Perhaps the most famous and accessible of these are the Turun lavatauti poetry evenings at Bar Ö on Linnankatu. A Turku institution, they attract a full house once a month to delight in the singular pleasures of live poetry. Readings by featured poets are always followed by an open mic where the eager and talented can showcase their work. English poetry is very much welcomed.

Kirjan talon toimisto – The House of Book office

Satuilua

Tom Linkinen

vs. Toiminnanjohtaja

kirjantalo [at] kirjantalo.org

041 368 0879

Satuilua

Rachel Tomé Valencia Hamilton

Toimistovastaava

 rachelTVH [at] kirjantalo.org

Satuilua

Tom Linkinen

Tapahtumavastaava

tapahtumat [at] kirjantalo.org

Harri Laaksonen

Tiedottaja

tiedottaj [at] kirjantalo.org

 

Alexandra Ryles

Kurssisihteeri

kurssit [at] kirjantalo.org

Satuilua

Petteri Ilmonen ja Juho Mikkonen

Tilavastaava ja tekninen tapahtumajärjestäjä

postit [at] kirjantalo.org

Alexandra Ryles

Kurssisihteeri

kurssit [at] kirjantalo.org

Satuilua

Minka Salmirinne

Yhteisövastaava

minka.salmirinne [at] kirjantalo.org

Kirjan talon hallitus 2024 – The board of the Book house 2024

Laura Tättilä

Puheenjohtaja

puheenjohtaja [at] kirjantalo.org

Sofia Henttunen

Taloudenhoitaja

palkat [at] kirjantalo.org

Minka Salmirinne

Hallituksen jäsen

minka.salmirinne [at] kirjantalo.org

Juha Kulmala

Hallituksen jäsen

juha.kulmala [at] kirjantalo.org