Black Hole Summer event 7.6.2022

Black Hole Summer event – How to start a literary agency takes place on 7.6.2022. The event is focusing on how to start a literary agency and finding people who are interested in it. The virtual event can be followed through Brella virtual environment. Event starts at 13:00 EEST.

The event is open to all book industry professionals and free of charge.The event is organized by the Oulu Writers Association in association with BusinessOulu and North Finland Film Commission. The event is open to all book industry professionals and free of charge. 

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Lena Stjernström, the CEO of the Grand Agency, from Sweden, is sharing her experiences of starting a literary agency. Kati Uusi-Rauva, a project manager in The Uniarts Helsinki, talks about how to build a sustainable business model. Anna Ryynänen from BusinessOulu tells audience all the services BusinessOulu offers for those planning and starting a business in creative industries. See full program »

One-on-one meetings
There is time allotted for one-on-one meetings. Make sure to book meetings with each other even before the event begins. The match-making features of the Brella platform make it easy to find the best contacts. 

Brella platform
Brella is an easy-to-use networking platform, where you can follow the presentations on live streams, connect with the speakers and other attendees, browse author portfolios and set up meetings.

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Organizers and Partners 
Black Hole Spring event is a part of the Oulu Writers Association’s ongoing project to build a network for publishing professionals aiming to further Northern literary exports. The event is made possible by the financial support of the Council of Oulu region and the City of Oulu.

Black Hole project
Black Hole is an international literature network focused on translating and foreign rights, based in Oulu, Finland. Read more about the project here.