LiteratureXchange is a new international literature festival in Aarhus spanning 10 days from the 14th to the 24th of June 2018.

The programme will consist of around 100 events with everything from literature at the waterfront to literary dinners, in addition to traditional readings and debates. LiteratureXchange presents Danish as well as international authors, talks between researchers and authors about international topics and different offbeat activities making the entire city buzz with literature.

The festival will be present throughout Aarhus with open-air events, in theatres, cafés and several other cultural institutions.

Organisers: Aarhus Centre for Literature, Aarhus Public Libraries and People's University (Folkeuniversitetet) in Aarhus.

LiteratureXchange is sponsored by Aarhus Kommune, Danish Arts Council and Spar Nord Fonden.

International perspective
LiteratureXchange explores how literature can challenge our understanding of ourselves and the world we live in. Can literature change the world? Can it change our opinions or put them in perspective?

The festival will create a space for dialogue concerning the potentials of literature by focusing on current global themes. This will be discussed by international and Danish authors, researchers and critics.


There will be separate tickets for each event, which can be bought on this site when the line-up is ready. Our Facebook page will continuously be updated with new events. There is no ticket for the entire festival, but there will be package deals several events available. There will also be several free events.

Time and place
The festival will be held for the first time the 14th to the 24th of June 2018 and will take place on many of Aarhus' already established venues. The main stages are Godsbanen, Dokk1, local libraries and ARoS.

LiteratureXchange will create a magasin with all the events of the festival. The programme will be distributed to households in Aarhus and all events will be shown on this website and the various communication channels of the libraries, Aarhus Centre for Literature and People's University (Folkeuniversitetet).

We always need extra hands. Contact volunteer coordinator Lisbet Knudsen, if you are interested in joining the team. 

LiteratureXchange is a city festival. For that reason we collaborate with a wide range of organisations in Aarhus, among some are Kristian F. Møller, 365TEKSTER, Aarhus Domprovsti and Løve's Bog og Vincafé and publishers such as Silkefyret, Klim and Modtryk.

LiteratureXchange works with Testrup Højskole (Testrup folk high school) and Litteraturen på Scenen (Literature On stage) to create a larger NorthLit programme on ARoS the 20th to the 24th of June. The programme presents authors from the Middle East and North Africa as well as Nordic authors.

More information to follow.

LiteratureXchange on social media
You can follow LiteratureXchange on Facebook. An Instagram account will be created in 2018, where you can follow the festival in images.

You are always welcome to contact us:

Lise Kloster Gram, Aarhus Public Libraries: lkg@aarhus.dk
Jette Sunesen, Aarhus Centre for Literature: jette@litteraturen.nu

PR & communication
Noa Kjærsgaard Hansen, People's University (Folkeuniversitetet): nkh@fuau.dk

Lisbet Knudsen, Aarhus Centre for Literature: lisbet@litteraturen.nu

General information
Noa Kjærsgaard Hansen, People's University (Folkeuniversitetet): nkh@fuau.dk


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