Friday 18.2 at 6pm: “My Life as a Swedish Speaking Finn” by Lina Laurent (Arbis)

Dear friend of Arkadia, You are warmly invited to “My Life as a Swedish Speaking Finn” by Lina Laurent on Friday 18.2 at 6pm. This lecture is part of a series called Learn About Finland and a result of the collaboration between Arbis and the bookshop. About Lina Lina Laurent has been looking for intercultural encounters since she was young. As a teenager she spent half a year as an exchange student in Kallion lukio in Helsinki in order to improve her Finnish. In 2000-2001 she studied documentary filming in Chile as part of her studies in journalism. Today she works as a freelance journalist and teaches Swedish for Finnish speaking Finns. Part of the year she spends with her family on the countryside in Pirkanmaa, on their small farm where they have sheep and chicken The talk will be in English but questions will naturally be answered in Swedish, and also in Finnish. Warm regards, Ian www.arkadiabookshop.fiEntrance is free and green tea will be served. A donation of €2 (or more!) is suggested and would be very welcome. Helsingfors Arbis will soon offer other lectures, on various topics related to Finland, at the bookshop. For example: “The Sighing of Finns”, “Finland in Facts” and “The Brief History of Charity in Swedish-Finnish History”.