The United States: Theme country at this year’s Helsinki Book Fair (October 25-28, 2018)

The Helsinki Book Fair , one of the biggest annual cultural events in Finland, drew a record 85,600 visitors this year. Ambassador Pence joined program director Ronja Salmi to open the fair, which featured the United States as the theme country for the first time. In his brief remarks, Ambassador Pence emphasized the meaning of literature and libraries ...
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Helsinki Book Fair Oct 25-28, 2018

The United States is proud to be the featured theme country at the 2018 Helsinki Book Fair! Three prominent American authors will visit the book fair and the U.S. Embassy exhibit will feature programs that showcase a diverse range of authors and topics. Jennifer Clement, President of PEN International, will appear on the main stage, ...
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Who Owns the Stories – Presentation by Alaskan Author Tricia Brown (October 24, 2017)

Please join us for a public lecture by Tricia Brown at the Kaisa Library Auditorium (Fabianinkatu 30, 7th floor) on Tuesday, October 24, at 5 pm.  Traditional stories are the heart of indigenous identity. The right to tell stories that have been passed on for generations is an indigenous cultural right. What happens when other people publish ...
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Congratulations to League of Finnish-American Societies Essay Contest Winners! (May 22, 2017)

The U.S. Embassy Helsinki had the pleasure to host the winners of the League of Finnish-American Societies essay contest on May 22nd, 2017. The contest has been held since 1980, and this year over 250 upper secondary school students from 73 Finnish high schools took part. The participants had 1.5 hours to write an essay ...
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Clarinet Trio Visiting Helsinki (March 20-25, 2017)

The United States Air Forces in Europe (USAFE) Band, Clarinet Trio visited Helsinki on March 20-25. The Clarinet Trio, consisting of Staff Sergeant Lenora Dziergowski, Staff Sergeant David Halperin, and Senior Airman Randolph Palanda, entertained a variety of audiences during their visit. Whether it was immigrants, refugees, school children or veterans, this highly-skilled trio charmed ...
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