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Kapittel is one of the largest and most renowned literary events in Scandinavia, with a strong focus on freedom of speech and social issues. Around 150 guests are invited to a festival featuring stage conversations, lectures, readings, documentary films and a children’s program. Kapittel aims to bring new literary voices to its audience and to be a venue for a wide range of fiction and non-fiction from Norwegian and international writers.

Festival theme is Hope in 2023

Every year the festival has a theme. In 2023 the theme is Hope, inspired by the ongoing fight for freedom in Ukraine and Iran. The festival programme will be launched during spring and summer.

Practical information

Festival passes and tickets can be purchased at or the ticket counter on the ground floor at Sølvberget (during the festival week). A Festival pass provides free admission to all events provided there are available seats. If festival pass holders want to make sure to get into certain events, they can reserve a place for 20 NOK (40 NOK for external events).


  • Sølvberggata 2
  • 4068
  • Stavanger
+47 51 50 74 65



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