The 14th Finno-Ugric Writers’ Congress will take place on 24-25 August 2017 in Tartu, at the Estonian National Museum.
The main topic of the congress is history and the way it is treated in Finno-Ugric literatures. In addition, current topics in these literatures will be discussed. The congress will include plenary sessions and working groups, to focus both on the main subject of the congress, and also on other questions considered important by the participants. The congress will end with a plenary session.
On 26 August there will be a visit to Setumaa.
The congress will host approximately one hundred delegates, mainly representing the Finno-Ugric peoples of Russia, whilst delegations from Hungary, Finland and some other, non-Finno-Ugric, countries will take part in the event. To enable equal participation for all delegates, simultaneous interpretation will be offered between Estonian, Russian and English.
The Association of Finno-Ugric Literatures came together unofficially in 1989. Officially it was founded in 1993, the year in which the first Finno-Ugric writers’ congress also took place. The aim of the congress is to maintain and develop literary contacts between Finno-Ugric peoples, to exchange information, ideas and experiences about literature and society in general, and to support the linguistic and cultural survival of mainly smaller Finno-Ugric peoples.