Many-language writers find / Swedish-speakers’ culture / in many buildings
Walking on rainy streets / Luckan and Amos’ museum / Kulturfonden
Hbl, Lilla Teatern / Stockmann, Svenska Teatern / books go before souvenirs
Discussing writing / publishing in Finland, / or native country?
Say hi to J.L. (Runeberg) / the old poet standing erect / without a raincoat
Is it summer? / Samba dancers freezing / in Esplanade park
House of Sciences / Kulturkontakt Nord / so many Nordic languages!
Riddarhuset / Swedish Literature Association / National Archive
Learn more with guide / see minority culture / living its own life
Meet speak ask / find common interests / join the events
Helsinki Festival / once multicultural city / today even more varied
Colourful pen / multi-language writing / choose your own way
Klang is a sound / write text and sing / find new expressions
Go to Åbo if you / don’t live there / book fair season starts
Helsingfors – Book Fair / thousands of titles and faces / find your own place
Read – in your language / – in a foreign language / – in all languages
Meet others like you / with similar interests / but different destiny
Much talking and reading / eyes want to see / mouth wants to share all
Voices join in discussions / fingers write down ideas / feet continue walking.
Photo: Colorit’s mentor in the garden