The Backstory


At first, there was a handful of authors, poets, copywriters, and academics hunkered around a dining-room table dreaming up an English-language writers’ conference here in Stockholm. It was like, “Why are we travelling to other countries when Sweden has such a rich literary tradition and so many English speakers here?”

Then, things got real: The Stockholm Writers Festival (SWF) was established as a nonprofit organization in 2017. Now SWF throws an annual festival focused on developing skills and learning to navigate the world of publishing, while fostering an ever-expanding community of international writers. Helping writers “find their path to published.”

SWF Organization number: 802507-9784

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