Wednesday, May 1, 2013

With the Lapps Event Schedule around Puget Sound

Today is the official publication day for With the Lapps in the High Mountains by Emilie Demant Hatt, published by the University of Wisconsin Press. I'm thrilled to see this fantastic book finally available to an English-reading audience.

I'm heading off to San Francisco tomorrow for the Scandinavian Studies conference, where I'll present a paper on her: "My Nomad Year": From Tourist to Participant-Observer--Emilie Demant Hatt Among the Sami 1907-8.

Below is the schedule for readings from the book in the Puget Sound area. I'm especially looking forward to the launch May 21 at the Nordic Heritage Museum. If you live nearby, please join me in celebrating With the Lapps!

Seattle Book Launch
Nordic Heritage Museum
Tuesday, May 21, 7 pm
3014 NW 67th Street
Seattle, WA 98117

Swedish Cultural Center
Friday, May 31, 7 pm
1920 Dexter Ave. N.
Seattle, WA 98109
(206) 283-1090

Elliott Bay Book Company
Saturday, June 1, 2 pm
1521 Tenth Avenue
Seattle WA 98122
(206) 624-6600

Village Books
Thursday, June 13, 7 pm
1200 11th Street
Bellingham, WA 98225
(360) 671-2626

The Writers’ Workshoppe
Wednesday, June 26, 7 pm
234 Taylor St.
Port Townsend, WA 98368


Thorkil Høgsbro said...

Hello Barbara

I just disvovered this blog looking for information on Karl Tirén. I lived and worked in Sapmi for a while and wrote music based on joik, among others one from Tiréns collection. I see you have just published a book of Demant Hatt. Is it Johan Turis book, or another one by Demant Hatt herself? My sami teacher spoke of her with reverence. I have Turis book here in sami, but havent yet had the courage to plunge into the challenge. It will take me some time to read. I have not been able to find it in danish, but then again, I have not tried very hard.


Barbara Sjoholm said...

Hi Thorkil,

That's great you are familiar with joiking and Sapmi.

With the Lapps is Emilie Demant Hatt's own book. Turi's book is available in Danish in Scandinavian libraries. Demant Hatt's book is in some Scandinavian libraries and also online.

You can read more about her and find some links at

Hope you enjoy both books!