Sápmi Writing Center
Reading and writing in one’s own language is a fundamental human right. In Sweden, there is very little original work produced in Sami languages each year. Authors who try to write and publish books in Sami have difficulty getting their work acknowledged due to little financial support and a lack of Sami publishers. In this project, a push for Sami literature is being conducted by establishing a Sámi writing center in Jokkmokk.
Initially, a survey from a group of new and well established Sami authors will investigate the needs from the Sami writing community. Based on this study, the project will work to educate the general public about Sami culture and literature. Participants will also engage in literary events and circles as well as create literature projects for the public.