Sivuvalo is a multilingual literature platform.

We have been working since 2013 to scout for and showcase the works of Finland-based authors writing in non-official languages. 

For this purpose Sivuvalo organizes discussion panels, workshops, exhibitions, and a range of experimental literary events. We aim to promote a synergy with Finnish literary institutions and cultural policy makers to cast light on the representation of diverse literature as a matter of equality.

Sivuvalo is currently part of  Nordic Exchange in Literature Noxlit, a literature project and a network of authors that write in their mother tongue, translators, and cultural producers in the Nordic region.

The second version of  “Maailmasta toiseen” Latin American Literature in Finland will take place 14th -15th October, 2021 is supported by Arts Promotion Centre Finland, University of Helsinki, Embassy of Mexico in Finland, Embassy of Argentina in Finland, Embassy of Chile in Finland, Embassy of Brazil in Finland, Embassy of Peru in Finland, Embassy of Spain in Finland, Nordic Exchange in Literature and Petzetera.

Sivuvalo office is supported by