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MI: Heading West, Coming Back

The Finlandia Gallery Finnish American Heritage Center, Hancock, Michigan

This mixed media exhibition by Finnish artist Marjo Levlin tells the story of late 19th century migration from Finland to the United States. A reception for the artist will take place at the gallery, Thursday, September 21st, from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. with an artist talk beginning at 7:20 p.m. The reception is free and […]

ONLINE: Author Talk with Kaj Korkea-aho

One of this year’s nominees for the annual Nordic Council Literature Prize, Finnish writer Kaj Korkea-aho, will discuss his book Röda rummet (Red Room, 2021). It follows a young and slightly depressed writer and musician who, growing tired of his poverty as an artist, jokingly places an ad in a local paper offering to write a […]

ONLINE: The Red Book of Farewells

In this Online Nordic Book Club via Zoom, translator Mia Spangenberg talks about Pirkko Saisio's autofictional novel. “A beautifully rendered portrait of a strikingly queer life–Saisio troubles any distinction we might try to draw between the personal and the political, the remembered and the invented” (Morgan Thomas, author of Manywhere). Register at link below.

CT: Walktober

Finnish-American Heritage Society of CT

FAHS joins in the local Walktober series of events with museum tours and hors d'oeuvres sampling

MI: Learn to Weave Rag Rugs

Finnish Center Association 35200 W. Eight Mile Rd., Farmington Hills, United States

The Detroit area Finnish Center will host a class on weaving rag rugs. Sandy Lampi Scheel will be the instructor and the barn loom that was donated several years ago will be used by the students to learn how to weave. This class will be offered on October 17, 18 and 19 beginning at 10:00 […]

NY: Sauna Book Talk

Scandinavia House 58 Park Ave., New York, NY, United States

Emma O'Kelly talks about her new book "Sauna: The Power of Deep Heat" with Eero Kilpi, president of the North American Sauna Society.

NY: The Woodcutter Story

Scandinavia House 58 Park Ave., New York, NY, United States

The Nordic film series includes this Finnish dark comedy about Pepe and a cast of characters in a small, northern town in Finland.

MA: FinnFunn Weekend

Gloucester and Rockport MA

The annual celebration of Finnish heritage, food, culture, tori and fun!