Hygge is a Danish word and concept, defined as “a quality of coziness and comfortable conviviality that engenders a feeling of contentment or well-being” (regarded as a defining characteristic of Danish culture). Hygge-making items often include good books, warming beverages, candles and firelight, cozy blankets, and time indoors. To create more Hygge on Lopez for the very cold and dark month of January, Nikyta Palmisani, in partnership with Lopez Bookshop is hosting “Hygge in the Heart, Local Authors Book Reading Festival”. This online festival begins Friday, January 8 and runs through Saturday, January 23, 2021. Readings will be done over Zoom on Friday and Saturday nights at 5:30 pm PST for an hour.

An anthology is available for purchase at Lopez Bookshop with writings from many of the authors featured. All proceeds from the sale of the anthology go to support Lopez Bookshop who helps provide Hygge for our community all year long.

So now, pour yourself a favorite beverage, get cozy on the couch or by the fire, light some candles, and have beloved local Lopezian authors zoom into your living room and read you stories and poetry!

Friday January 8 – Bill Johnson, Irene Skyriver, Iris Graville

Saturday January 9 – Elizabeth Landrum, Kathleen Holliday, Ande Findley

Friday January 15 – Erika Davis, Nikyta Palmisani, Pam Pulver

Saturday January 16 – Kim Norton, Brooks

Friday January 22 – Gretchen Wing, TBD

Saturday January 23 – Lorna Reese, Laurie Parker