Kirjan talo – Bokens hus ry
Chairman Petri Tähtinen, firstname.lastname@example.org
Kirjan talo (Book House)
Lounais-Suomen Kirjailijat – Sydvästra Finlands Författare ry (South West Finnish Writers) is a professional association that acts as a professional co-ordinating body, looking after the intellectual and economic interests of authors. It also works to promote interest in literature and reading in South West Finland.
Chairman Roope Lipasti, email@example.com
South West Finnish Writers / Book House
Sammakko, an independent publishing house which was founded in 1996. Sammakko’s first publication was the underground newspaper Napa, which appeared in the autumn of 1996. In August 1997 Sammakko published its first book, a translation of Charles Bukowski’s The Days Run Away Like Wild Horses Over the Hills. Sammakko has two bookstores, one in Turku and the other in Helsinki. The main focus is on the publication of Finnish and foreign fiction, but other fields include comic books, non-fiction titles, CDs, calendars and cards. The company has also organized tours and clubs, and has brought foreign writers to Finland. Sammakko has consolidated its position in the Finnish publishing world. Alf Rehn, professor of entrepreneurship and innovation at the Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm has called Sammakko “the best company in the world.”
Publishing director Seppo Lahtinen, firstname.lastname@example.org
tel. +358 2 230 6031
Savukeidas—Turku’s flagship of Finnish poetry. The company publishes poetry as well as translations of the classics and volumes of new essay writing. It is also involved in cultural projects, including the cultural journal Kerberos, which it has published since early 2005. Savukeidas also publishes the magazine Nuori Voima and—together with Nihil Interit—Nokturno.org, a new media poetry portal. Members of Savukeidas’s board include sound engineer Erno Selänne, publishing director Ville Hytönen and editor Lauri Levola. The publishing office is located in Turku’s Book House (Kirjan talo).
Captain Ville Hytönen, email@example.com
PO Box 459
tel. +358 41 502 3172
turbator—a genre-oriented small press specializing in collections and anthologies of short fiction. turbator was founded in 1976 as a joint project with Pelipeitto Oy. turbator’s list is strong in science fiction, fantasy, horror and crime short story collections, but also includes absurdist short fiction and classic short stories, as well as poetry, essays and novels.
Publisher Harri Kumpulainen, firstname.lastname@example.org
Yliopistonkatu 23 A
PO Box 275
tel. +358 2 2501 738
Turku is the European Capital of Culture 2011 together with Tallinn, Estonia. The Turku 2011 Foundation has been commissioned by the City of Turku to oversee the implementation of the Capital of Culture year.
The Turku 2011 Foundation provides partial funding for the programme content. The Capital of Culture year will comprise a total of 150-200 projects and numerous individual events. The projects and events will form an interesting and diverse programme that comprehensively involves different cultural fields and encourages interaction between these fields.
The main objectives for the Capital of Culture year are to further develop creative industries and cultural exports, strengthen internationality and increase well-being. All activities are aimed at having long-term impacts.