This year marked the fifth anniversary of CP Mette-Marit’s “Literature Train” project. Since her health no longer permits her to take her customary weeklong train trip, she decided to make it a local “Literature Metro” instead. Six libraries, twelve authors, and ten artists, all with hubby Haakon along for the ride, in two day’s time.
Day 1 – M-M visited libraries in Bekkestua, where authors on climate change were the guests, in Røa, where she welcomed authors of books on the body, and finally in Majorstua, where the discussion was about music and poetry.
This year, the literary metro ride of Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway started in Kolsås in Bærum and will end in Stovner in Oslo. The tour takes place on May 8 and 9. Along the way, there will be a stop at six libraries and meetings will be held with Norwegian authors. pic.twitter.com/KQtf7lXkFG— Royal Ladies (@vaninaswchindt) May 8, 2019
Day 2 – The final day of her tour saw stops in Tøyen, where literary humor was the topic, Furuset, and a discussion on fantasy novels, and finally in Stovner where the topic turned deep. “Who are we really? How have we been shaped by our surroundings, what is the point of life?” Heavy stuff, man.
Crown Princess Mette-Marit attended an event with athlete Kjetil Jansrud and author Siri Pettersen at Furuset Library. Then, The Crown Princess attended an event with artist Don Martin and author Zeshan Shakar at Stovner Library and thus, the literary metro ride ended. pic.twitter.com/pm5dXl5TdI
— Royal Ladies (@vaninaswchindt) May 9, 2019
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