How it all began…


In the beginning, 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 the skills and business knowhow essential to navigate the world of publishing, while fostering an ever-expanding community of international writers.

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Superb conference. Simply can’t fault it.
— SWF19 Feedback
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