2016-17 Bjug Harstad Memorial Lecture
Sigbjørn Skåden - 7pm October 4th in the PLU Scandinavian Cultural Center
Sigbjørn Skåden, an award-winning Sámi poet and novelist from Norway, will deliver this year’s Bjug Harstad Memorial Lecture at 7 pm on Tuesday, October 4th, in PLU’s Scandinavian Cultural Center. Born in 1976, Mr. Skåden has written in both his native North Sámi, one of the languages of the Indigenous Sámi people, and in Norwegian, and will be discussing his works’ thematization of relationships to the landscape and autobiographical fiction.
He will also be reading from the forthcoming English translation of his latest novel, Våke over dem som sover (Watch Over Those Who Sleep, 2014). The Bjug Harstad Memorial Lecture honor’s PLU’s first president, and is made possible through generous donations by the Harstad family. The lecture is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.