Here is a rare opportunity to hear two lyrical masters in conversation. Libyan Ashur Etwebi and Norwegian Paal-Helge Haugen are both among their home country's foremost poets. A long collaboration between the two has led to many translations and mutual inspiration. In Lillehammer, they come together to read their own and each other's poems in Norwegian and Arabic. The first selection of Haugen's, re-written by Etwebi, is launched during the festival in the anthology To kiss a desert. To kiss a marsh.