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Workshops, Talks and Events

The Moment of Clarity – author event

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Date: Wednesday April 2nd, 2014
Time: 19:00-21:00
Fee: 50,-

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Join us for an evening with Mikkel B. Rasmussen, one of the authors of The Moment of Clarity – Using the Human Sciences to solve your toughest business problems.

The soft sciences like anthropology, sociology, liberal arts and philosophy may be good for understanding poetry and the human condition, but do they really have a role to play in business?

Yes, claim the authors of the book “The Moment of Clarity” that has just been published at Harvard Business Review Press. Human sciences can play a vital role in business if we are open to it. In fact human sciences can help businesses solve some of their toughest business problems. Why? Many business problems are really human problems and by unlocking the deeper patterns of human behaviour a business can see its future in a clearer light than its competitors. This is the secret of the success of companies live Adidas, Intel, LEGO and Samsung.

Come and hear why the authors believe that human sciences could be the next big thing in business. Meet one of the authors, Mikkel B. Rasmussen, who is based in Copenhagen and will give a talk about the book and what it means.

About the authors

Author_Mikkel-B-Rasmussen-ReD-Associates-2Mikkel B. Rasmussen, a specialist in innovation strategy, is the Director of ReD’s European division. He has spent his career focused on driving innovation in both private and public sector businesses. Mikkel founded Mindlab, the first innovation lab for the public sector in Denmark. His work focuses on helping companies create and implement a direction for the future and figure out where and how to focus innovation. He’s on the board of Copenhagen Clean Tech, numerous startups, and several design policy and management firms. He has written numerous articles about creativity and innovation in organizations and has delivered hundreds of keynotes around the world. He holds a Masters in Public Administration and Economics from the University of Roskilde and a Masters in Innovation Management from Limburg University in Maastricht.

Christian Madsbjerg has been leading projects and client programs since ReD’s foundation. Christian holds a specialist role in ReD as director of client relations and focuses on ways to rigorously study human behavior and on ways to understand why particular methodologies need to be applied in order to do so. He writes, teaches, and speaks about the kinds of methods and reasoning needed for fact-based investigations of human activity, emotions, and decision-making processes. He is the author of books on social theory, discourse analysis, and politics. Christian studied philosophy and political science in Copenhagen and London and has a Masters from the University of London.

US Foreign Policy with Senior International Correspondent Steffen Gram

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Date: Wednesday April 30th, 2014
Time: 19:00-21:00
Fee: 50,-

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It is with great pleasure that we welcome Senior International Correspondent with DR, The Danish Broadcasting Corporation, Steffen Gram, to Books & Company.

With “The Secretary – a journey with Hillary Clinton” by BBC correspondent Kim Ghattas as a starting point, Steffen Gram will speak about US Foreign policy today, how it is created and executed; what is – perhaps unrealistically – expected of the United States; and last but not least about the woman who may become the first female president of the United States. Steffen Gram has met Hillary Clinton on several occasions – as a presidential candidate as well as when she was Secretary of State.

About Steffen GramSteffenGram
Steffen Gram is presently DR’s Senior International Correspondent. He has worked for The Danish Broadcasting Corporation since 1976, covering Asia in the 1970s and 1980s, was DR’s correspondent in the United States from 1983 – 1987 and international editor until 1990, when he became the correspondent in the Soviet Union and Russia from 1990 – 1994. He then edited and anchored DR’s weekly International program Horisont from 1995 to 2005 at which time he returned to the United States as DR’s correspondent for the next 8 years.

Connect with Denmark

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Date: Wednesday May 7, 2014
Time: 19:00-21:00
Fee: sponsored by www.mysweetcopenhagen.com

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If you are an expatriate newcomer to Denmark then this is an event for you! An introduction, tour & taste of Denmark for a more efficient day to day life in your new country!

New expatriate to Denmark and done relocating? Give yourself a strong foundation for an new and effective beginning. This event will connect newcomers impressions and experiences of Denmark with factual information and resources enabling them to make their daily lives in Denmark more efficient. The fee includes snacks. Our mini ‘Connect with Denmark’ event includes the following topics:

Living in Denmark. Life as an expat in Denmark. General tips on how to have an efficient start.The aim of this topic is to put candidates at ease within their surroundings.

A Tour of Denmark. A presentation of what the different regions have to offer with a focus on Copenhagen. This will introduce participants to a range of options for spending their free time during weekends and holidays, so that they can get the most out of being in their new country.

A Taste of Denmark. This includes a taste panel focusing on typical Danish food. This allows the participants to familiarize themselves with Danish food products.

Open Platform. A question-and-answer open forum that addresses practical matters.

About Marie-Danielle G HansenMarie-Danielle
I founded Carousel Expat House in response to my personal experience of expatriation. I was born on the Ivory Coast, but grew up in a family that was expatriated several times to various locations around the world. Later, I also lived abroad as an accompanying spouse. I have resided in many different cities including Cairo, Ottawa, Bucharest, Brussels… I first came to Denmark in 1994.

Because of my background, I can relate to the many challenges and joys connected with having expatriate children and being an accompanying partner. My own experience of being an expatriate has given me a broad understanding of a variety of cultures, as well as in-depth knowledge of an expatriate’s probable needs. I am able to empathize with the issues related to experiencing periods of expatriation, and can foresee the types of issues that may arise.

My academic background within the field of Hospitality allows me to provide expatriates with additional service related to Tourism & Gastronomy. Together with the Carousel Expat House team we are ready to meet expatriates where they are at while also helping them to be effective in tackling any challenges they may encounter.

For more on Carousel Expat House please go to carouselexpathouse.dk

Author Event – Creating Global Opportunities – Maersk Line in Containerisation

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Date: Wednesday May 21st, 2014
Time: 19:00-21:00
Fee: 50,-

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Join us for an interesting evening with the authors of Creating Global Opportunities, Maersk Line in Containerisation, the first inside account of Maersk Line’s rise to prominence, from small container ship operator to world leader in commercial shipping, and the fascinating story of how the modest container precipitated globalisation and revolutionized international trade. This promises to be an evening that will change the way we see the world around us.

“The global shipping industry has been a major driver and enabler underpinning the massive growth in world trade in recent decades. One of the major players in the sector – and one of the most innovative – has been Maersk Line. This fascinating book provides many insights not only into the development of Maersk itself but also the impact that the industry as a whole has had on the way that the world does business.” – Dr Martin Christopher, Emeritus Professor of Marketing & Logistics, Cranfield School of Management

About Chris JephsonChrisJephson

Chris Jephson was until recently Director of Learning at Maersk Line. Following graduation in the UK in 1969, he worked as agent for Maersk Line in Taiwan, then directly in Copenhagen and the UK until 1990, when he became part of the global management team of Maersk Logistics before moving back to Maersk Line in Copenhagen in 2004. He has been a long-time member of the US-based Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) as well as the Cranfield Centre for Logistics and Supply Chain Management Advisory Board (CLSCM).

About Henning MorganHenningMorgan
Henning Morgen is General Manager in Group Communications and Branding at A. P. Moller-Maersk with responsibility for archives management and history documentation and communication. Henning was employed by A. P. Moller-Maersk in 1998 and is the author of several shorter accounts on the Maersk history, based on research in the Maersk archives. Henning is a member of archives and records management associations in Denmark, Germany and the United States and is a member of the Section of Business and Labour Archives in the International Council of Archives.

Previous events

Model Under Cover – an afternoon reading with the author

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Date: Saturday March 29th, 2014
Time: 16:00-18:00
Fee: 50,-

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Join us for an afternoon of crime, fashion and delicious snacks as we welcome Carina Axelsson, the author of a great new teen fashion detective series, Model Under Cover. A Crime of Fashion promises to be the first in a long line of exciting detective stories published by Usborne Books and planted right in the heart of the fashion business. And who can resist a good crime and fashion combo! The author will be reading from her new book. We look forward to seeing lots of crime loving teens!

About A Crime of Fashion
Sixteen-year-old Axelle is furious at being sent to stay with her fashion editor aunt for Paris Fashion Week. She may have incredibly long legs, but all Axelle wants to do is solve mysteries, and is far more likely to be found nose down in a Nancy Drew than wiggling her foot into a Jimmy Choo.

But when top fashion designer – Belle La Lune – vanishes into thin air, Axelle seizes the chance to go undercover as a model to solve the mystery. Thrust into the frenetic, eyelash-curling and sequin-encrusted backstage world of fashion, Axelle is swept up in a whirlwind of castings, shows and photo shoots as she starts to unravel the mystery behind Belle’s disappearance.

Aided by London’s most stunning supermodel and Sebastian, the very gorgeous and thoroughly distracting son of Paris’s bumbling Chief Inspector, Axelle races against the clock (and the arrival of her mother on Eurostar) to solve the mystery at the heart of Paris Fashion Week…

NANCY DREW meets THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA in this pacey and funny contemporary teen novel set in the glamorous and fascinating world of international fashion.

About Carina Axelsson
by Carina AxelssonCarina

“I’m half Swedish and half Mexican, and was born and raised in Northern California. My dad was an electrical engineer, and my mom stayed at home and looked after my younger brother and sister and me.

After high school (which, frankly, was mostly memorable for the amount of time I spent reading in the library) I moved to New York City and started working as a fashion model full-time. But after a while I decided I really wanted to live in Europe so I moved to Paris and continued modelling before eventually taking art classes at night school for two years. I had a blast going to art school and afterwards my first book, Nigel of Hyde Park, a picture book for 4-6 years olds, was published (Assouline, 2004).

I rounded out my fashion days with a short stint as PA to British fashion designer John Galliano, who was then based at the fashion house Christian Dior, in Paris. It was during this time that I wrote the first notes about a girl detective who solves fashion mysteries. With these first notes I wrote A Crime of Fashion, the first book in my new fashion detective series, Model Under Cover (A Crime of Fashion, Usborne, 2014).”

For more on the author and her new book, please visit Carina’s website or follow her on Instagram and Facebook.

The Hounds of Falsterbo – an evening with the author

Date: Wednesday February 26th, 2014
Time: 19:00-21:00
Fee: 50,-

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Joins us for an evening with author Juliet Nilsson – formerly of London England, now of Falsterbo Sweden – and her beautiful new book, The Hounds of Falsterbo.

It’s time to turn off the screens and devices, put on your wellington boots and escape into the wonderful world of The Hounds of Falsterbo.

Somewhere amongst the white sand dunes, beach huts and fragrant pine trees frolic the Hounds of Falsterbo. Living lives of “furry princes” these lucky dogs days are spent in adventure together in the idyllic nature of the southern Swedish coastline. Escape into the timeless world of these three spirited dogs with enchanting illustrations and rich poetic verse sharing a simplicty of life which should be neither lost nor forgotten. Presented in an unique and elegant hardback matt “coffee-table” style board book, 36 pages of charming images and poetic rhyming verse this new publication is to be adored as much by adults as children.Here come The Hounds

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Jules Nilsson- Author & Illustrator

British born author Jules Nilsson, who has a Masters degree in History of Art, has been a “life long student of art” and art dealer in London before moving to Nåset in Southern Sweden in 2009.

Having studied with the London Academy of Music and Dramatic art and always enjoyed reading aloud to her 3 children, the combination of poetic verse and illustration became the ultimate creative combination. The incredible impact of moving from hectic North London to the exquisite beaches of Falsterbo, Sweden was an visually stimulating journey for Jules who studied the coast, seasons and natural beauty of her new home as an impressive backdrop to a untouched world of nature, unaccessible to most. The introduction of Buster, the family Schnauzer and his growing friendship with 2 further dogs, Nalle and Teddy and their walks together completed the image as the dogs run free amoungst the sand dune unaware of what idyllic surroundings they live their lives in. It seemed a privilege lifestyle too good not to share with others and one that would appeal across the ages.

The Hounds of Falsterbo is published by Vind & Våg Publishing House and is the first of a series of 5 books, launch December 2013.

Scandinavian Christmas with Trine Hahnemann

Date: Wednesday December 4th, 2013
Time: 19:00-21:00
Fee: 75,-

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Last year, Trine Hahnemann inspired and entertained a room full of people excited to hear all about Scandinavian Christmas. We promised to repeat last year’s success and we are thrilled that Trine Hahnemann has found the time in her busy schedule to once again pay us a visit and inspire us with ideas for a very Scandinavian Christmas – Trine’s favorite holiday – as it is so beautifully portrayed in her book Scandinavian Christmas.

In Scandinavia the whole period of Christmas, from the first Sunday in Advent to New Year’s Day, is marked by festivals and celebrated in traditional but beautifully contemporary style. Hygge, the Danish word for cosiness, is about being inside with candles, great comfort food and lots of cakes and sweets.

The first week of December is baking week –  enough has to be made to last the whole Christmas period. Jars of decorated cookies, gingerbread houses and clogs filled with little presents rub shoulders with simple wreaths, trees and tables decorated with white candles and fresh greenery –  the perfect mix of ancient and modern. Brunches, cocktail and tea parties, lunches and dinners are celebrated with a mixture of traditional goodies and delicious modern recipes. Duck and pork rule on Christmas Eve, fish, ham and seasonal vegetables on Christmas Day. Sweets, biscuits, puddings and other treats abound.

Join us and see how you, too, can decorate your homes and make delicious dishes to celebrate Christmas the Scandinavian way. And have Trine Hahnemann sign your copy of this beautiful book, illustrated with Lars Ranek’s evocative photographs.

About Trine Hahnemann

Trine Hahnemann is a significant personality in Danish food and food culture.

As the owner and Creative Director of Hahnemanns Køkken she is responsible for about 3.000 daily lunches in private and public companies in the Copenhagen area. As a chef and cook book writer Trine Hahnemann is an enthusiastic advocate for sustainability, organic sourcing and food made with love.
Her activities range from catering to columnist to speaking engagements. Trine has considerable international experience and is often used as an animator and key note speaker across the world.

Trine has published several cookbooks of which the two international “The Scandinavian Cookbook” and “The Nordic Diet” have been published in 12 countries. Her  book “Scandinavian Christmas” was  released in the fall of 2012.

Trine Hahnemann writes for the American website : www.Zesterdaily.com and appears regularly in magazines and newspapers both in Denmark, the United Kingdom and the United States.

For more on Trine and her work please go to www.trinehahnemann.com and www.hahnemannskoekken.dk

An evening with author Thomas E. Kennedy

Date: Wednesday, October 23rd 2013
Time: 19:00-21:00
Fee: 75,- kerriganinCopenhagen

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Books & Company is proud and excited to bring you an evening with author Thomas Kennedy, who will be speaking about his work, in particular The Copenhagen Quartet; four independent novels about the souls and seasons, the light and jazz and serving houses of the Danish capital. Each volume can be read independently or all four can be read together, consecutively, or in any order the reader might wish. Each of the four novels is set in a different season (they range from the extreme dark of winter to the white nights of summer), and each is written in a different style, and each focuses on a different group of characters and various parts of the city, incorporating actual streets, parks, cafés and landmarks.

The styles of the novels vary with the seasons – one is experimental, one noir, one has a social conscience, one is unapologetically satirical. The experimental book is a novel disguised as a guide to the serving houses of Copenhagen with each chapter taking place in a bar, and the winter book is noir, dealing with death, jazz and all that goes with it. Each has its own musical score, mostly jazz with some Nordic classical scores and rock thrown in.

About Thomas KennedyThomasKennedy
Thomas E. Kennedy’s more than 30 books include novels, story and essay collections, literary criticism, translation, anthologies, most recently three of the four novels of the Copenhagen Quartet – In the Company of Angels (2010), Falling Sideways (2011), Kerrigan in Copenhagen (2013) and, soon to be released, Beneath the Neon Egg, all from Bloomsbury Publishing worldwide. In 2013, Kennedy also published Getting Lucky: New & Selected Stories, 1982-2012 from New American Press.

His books have been highly praised in the Washington Post, the New Yorker, and other prominent newspapers and magazines and his latest novel was a recent Editors Choice in the New York Times Book Review. Kennedy’s stories, essays, and translations from the Danish appear regularly in such venues as the New Yorker blog, the Independent in London, Boston Review, the Southern Review, Epoch, Ecotone, New Letters, Glimmer Train, Writer’s Chronicle, the Literary Review, American Poetry Review, Serving House Journal, Poet Lore, and many others – and have won O. Henry and Pushcart Prizes as well as a National Magazine Award.

Kennedy has also won two Eric Hoffer Awards for novels, multiple grants from the Danish Arts Council and other prizes and distinctions. He teaches fiction and creative nonfiction in the low-residency MFA program of Fairleigh Dickinson University and lives in Copenhagen.

Websites: www.CopenhagenQuartet.com and www.thomasekennedy.com


The Countrymen with Bo Lidegaard

Date: Wednesday November 13th, 2013
Time: 19:00-21:00
Fee: 75,-

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Following the great success of his last visit at Books & Company, we are delighted to bring you an evening with historian and editor in chief Bo Lidegaard about his new book The Countrymen about the rescue of the Danish Jews in October 1943. Bo Lidegaard’s book is one of the significant commemorative “events” of the year.

“Unfolding on a day-to-day basis, Countrymen brings together accounts written by individuals and officials as events happened, offering a comprehensive overview that underlines occupied Denmark’s historical importance to Hitler as a prop for the model Nazi state and revealing the savage conflict among top Nazi brass for control of the country. This is a story of ordinary glory, of simple courage and moral fortitude that shines out in the midst of the terrible history of the twentieth century and demonstrates how it was possible for a small and fragile democracy to stand against the Third Reich.”

 

About Bo LidegaardBL

Dr. Bo Lidegaard (born 1958) was appointed in 2011 to become Executive Editor-in-Chief of Politiken, a leading Danish daily newspaper. Previously, Dr. Lidegaard has worked as a diplomat, as an advisor to succeeding Danish prime ministers and as a researcher. He has published a number of rewarded volumes on contemporary history and international affairs.

Shortly before he joined Politiken, Dr. Lidegaard left the cabinet of the Danish Prime Minister where he served 2005-2011 as Permanent Under-Secretary of State with responsibilities corresponding to those of a National Security Advisor. From 2007 he headed the team preparing The United Nations Conference on Climate Change in Copenhagen in December 2009.

Before joining the Prime Ministers Office, Dr. Lidegaard worked as a diplomat with postings to Paris and Genèva.

Bo Lidegaard is also the author of several bestselling books on contemporary history. His doctoral thesis from 1996, Defiant Diplomacy focuses on American-Danish relations during WWII and the early cold war. Subsequent volumes develop the build-up of the Danish welfare model over the 20th century and Denmark’s international relations over the same period. His major works focus on the Danish response to totalitarian ideologies in the 20th century and on the interrelationship between internal welfare and external security. He recently published A Short History of Denmark in the 20th Century introducing the particularities of his native country to an English language audience.

Dr. Lidegaards most recent book, Countrymen, on the escape of the Danish Jews in October 1943, is scheduled to publish in seven countries in September  and October 2013.

Poetry Reading with local poet Donna Sørensen

Date: Wednesday, October 9th 2013
Time: 19:00-20:30
Fee: 40,- Dream Country - Donna Sorensen

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A sublime and original collection of poetry from a talented and exciting new voice. In this, her début collection of poems, writer Donna Sørensen explores a wide range of ideas that are thematically connected by a common thread: the idea of home – what it first appears to be, what it really is and why it matters. Challenging traditional notions of one’s home and place, Sørensen, who has lived outside her native land for over a decade, finds that ‘home’ can be a matter of what we carry with us rather than where we take it, can be a feeling rather than a belief, and can exist in connections with people and ideas rather than objects and places.

Having travelled extensively, Sørensen has dipped in and out of different cultures and lived in a diverse range of locations. Dream Country is, in many ways, a reaction to this. Being uprooted and on the road has led her to reflect upon, in her distinctive and engaging voice, the nature of our longing to call somewhere.

About Donna SørensenDonna Sørensen
Donna Sørensen has been widely published in literary journals, including in Poetry Ireland Review, Southword, The Stinging Fly, Cyphers, Crannóg, Revival, Wordlegs, THE SHOp, Orbis and Bare Hands. She previously worked for the O’Brien Press and the Irish Writers’ Centre in Dublin. Born in the UK, Donna currently lives in Copenhagen, Denmark, where she works as the English-language Content Manager for VisitDenmark. Dream Country is her first collection.


Oxford Writers

Date: Wednesday September 18th, 2013
Time: 19:00-20:30
Fee: 50,-

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Many famous writers have been influenced by ‘The City of the Dreaming Spires’! Through pictures and stories we will be taking a closer look at some of Them! Dorothy Sayers, Graham Greene and Evelyn Waugh are some of our key writers this evening! Oxford is one of Lise Lotte’s favorite towns in England, a fascination that is difficult to hide!

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About Lise Lotte Frederiksen
Lise Lotte is cand.mag in Danish, Drama and English and a senior lecturer. Lise Lotte also owns Peter & Ping, a travel agency specialising in city walks in and around Copenhagen as well as literary tours in Denmark and the UK.


Creativity and Value Creation

Date: Thursday May 30th, 2013
Time: 19:00-21:00
Fee: 50,-

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Anybody can be creative, creativity is fun and ideas create unlimited resources! This two-hour highly interactive seminar facilitated by Søren Hovgaard is based on material from his Summer School in Entrepreneurship – a University of Copenhagen program in association with Stanford Technology Ventures Program. Participants will get a chance to work on various aspects of creativity such as framing problems, idea generation and developing value propositions using simple tools and exercises developed for graduate students but easy to use for anyone on an individual basis, in small teams or in large organizations.

About Søren HovgaardSorenHovgaard

Soren Hovgaard has more than two decades of experience in creating value and driving change with documented results from positions at enterprises and financial institutions such as SEB, Novo Nordisk, and Danske Bank. Soren was a part of the team on the re-IPO of TDC on NASDAQ-OMX Copenhagen in 2010/11 – one of the largest IPOs in Europe. He serves as board member to privately held operating companies and investment vehicles, and as founder of NextPartners in 2003 provide independent financial advisory services to select clients.

He is associate professor – in 2013 nominated for the Danish Society for Education and Business award for Innovation & Entrepreneurship, in 2011 nominated for “Årets Harald” University of Copenhagen best educator award - and since 2010 Head of the Entrepreneurial Development Unit at the Department of Economics, University of Copenhagen. He is organizing the entrepreneurship summer school in collaboration with Stanford University, and drives the current UCPH/Stanford partnership efforts. His Private Equity course – a joint Econ/Law School venture – draws guest speakers from McKinsey, EQT, Polaris PE, SEB Enskilda, Novo Ventures, ATKearney, Kromann Reumert, Danske Bank and other leading practitioners, government entities and politicians. He is planning a graduate course on economic value creation and innovation for the fall 2013 semester.

Soren has been a panelist, judge and guest speaker on numerous conferences on venture capital, private equity and entrepreneurship.

He is Sloan Master in Leadership and Strategy from London Business School and has a MSc in Economics from the University of Copenhagen. He was an undergraduate student at Claremont McKenna College in California. Soren lives in Holte, Denmark with his wife and son.

 


Expat Spouse – Driving family force or drifting talent

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Date: Wednesday March 13, 2013
Time: 9:00-11:00
Fee: 50,-

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Almost 80% of Expat partners left their job to follow their other half across the world. Less than 15% find paid work while living abroad.

Some of them enjoy steering their family on the busy international highway, others feel stuck in the parking lot.

Workshop contents:
- Latest facts and views on expat partner talent
- Discussion: How can companies use our international expertise while we keep our work-life balance?

You can look forward to a morning with ideas, inspiration and lively interaction.

Organised by The Expat Partner Think Tank Team – Brit Van Ooijen, Hannie Hoekstra, Inge Taillieu, Linde Brasem & Tjalja Schaaf


Venus and Serena – Documentary film screening and meet the director

Date: Monday February 25, 2013
Time: 19:00 – 21:30
Fee: 75,-

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We are thrilled to invite you to an exclusive screening of the acclaimed new documentary, Venus and Serena, where co-directors Maiken Baird and Michelle Majors have gained unprecedented access to tennis stars Venus and Serena Williams lives during what proved to be one their most difficult years. After the screening we are proud to have with us one of the co-directors of the film, Maiken Baird. he will speak about the making of the filam and asnwer questions from the audience.

The documentary which was first shown in September at the Toronto International Film Festival has already been described as inspiring…and more.

In the words of one reviewer: “This is the stuff that dreams are made of and one of the most awe inspiring, compelling stories of this century. This is a story about fighting all the odds and having the perseverance and ability to win. And then to have to keep doing it! The documentary’s theme song, “Heart of a Warrior” is by Venus’s great friend and Golden-Globe nominee Wyclef Jean (The Manchurian Candidate, Hotel Rawanda) who attended the premiere.”

For more on the film go to the venusandserena.com and/or watch a short interview with Krista Smith of Vanity Fair

About Maiken Baird, Director/ProducerMaikenBaird

Maiken Baird is an independent documentary filmmaker who specializes in international and political affairs. She produced Client 9: The Rise and Fall of Eliot Spitzer, with Academy Award winning director and producer Alex Gibney. In 2011, Client 9 was nominated for best documentary feature by the Producers and the Directors Guild of America and was also nominated for three Emmy Awards.

Maiken co-produced Chicago 10, a documentary feature on the Chicago Seven and the 1968 Democratic National Convention. Chicago 10 was directed by Brett Morgan and produced by Graydon Carter.

Maiken began her documentary career at ABC News as a researcher for Peter Jennings News Specials. She went on to produce documentaries for New York Times Television and National Geographic on a wide range of topics including: Women of the Holy Kingdom on the lives of women in Saudi Arabia, Nuclear Nightmare: Understanding North Korea, TB: Time Bomb on Russia’s tuberculosis epidemic and The Smallpox Curse on the eradication of small pox. She produced A&Es Biography of the Millennium, on the 100 most influential people of the last one thousand years and associate produced Biographies of Joseph Stalin and Eva Peron. She segment produced MTVs True Life: Fatal Dose, on heroin abuse by affluent teens in Plano, Texas.

Prior to becoming a documentary filmmaker Maiken worked at the United Nations in New York, the European Union in Brussels and the Royal Institute of International Affairs in London. She obtained a Masters degree in International Relations and Political Science from Stanford University in 1992 and a BA in Political Science from Columbia University in 1989. Maiken is trilingual in English, French and Danish and lives in London with her husband and three children.

Entrepreneurship and Creativity

Date: Wednesday February 20th, 2013
Time: 19:00 – 21:00
Fee: 75,-

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We are pleased to be able to welcome associate professor and Head of the Entrepreneurial Development Unit at the Department of Economics, University of Copenhagen, Søren Hovgaard to Books & Company for what promises to be an inspiring and interesting talk on Entrepreneurship. Søren Hovgaard’s talk will partly be based on the graduate Summer School program in Entrepreneurship that he teaches at the University of Copenhagen in conjunction with a Stanford University Professor where they focus on creativity, idea generation and rapid prototyping, and partly on some other work at the university.

Søren Hovgaard will also draw from other experiences he has had both in business settings and elsewhere in recognizing opportunity, driving change, and building teams.

Some of the program will be interactive and it would be fun to see if the group might come up with a few ideas for businesses during the talk. It is surprising the amount of energy and creativity one can find!

About Søren HovgaardSorenHovgaard

Søren has more than two decades of experience in creating value and driving change with documented results from positions at enterprises and financial institutions such as SEB, Novo Nordisk, Vækstfonden and Danske Bank. Soren was interim head of investor relations at TDC during the company’s recent re-IPO on NASDAQ-OMX Copenhagen, one of the largest IPOs in Europe.

He serves as board member to a select group of privately held operating companies and investment vehicles, and provide advisory services to public and private entities and individuals.

In addition, Søren is an external associate professor – in 2011 nominated for “Årets Harald” award – and Head of the Entrepreneurial Development Unit at the Department of Economics, University of Copenhagen, where he conducts summer schools in entrepreneurship in association with Stanford University. His Private Equity course – a joint Econ/Law School venture – since 2006 has guest speakers from McKinsey, EQT, Axcel, Northzone Ventures, SEB Enskilda, Novo Ventures, ATKearney, Kromann Reumert, Danske Bank and other leading practitioners, government entities and politicians. Soren also teaches seminars in entrepreneurship and venture financing.

Søren represents the Faculty of Social Sciences on the Next Generation Entrepreneurs project. His activities with regards to entrepreneurship teaching and collaboration with industry was the topic in the 2009 Faculty of Social Science annual report.

He is an expert advisor for the Nordic Venture Forum and selects students for the annual Grundfos Challenge (two times award winner), the annual Boston Consulting business plan competition, and the Nordic Private Equity conference. Søren has been a panelist, judge and guest speaker on numerous conferences on venture capital, private equity and entrepreneurship.

Søren is Sloan Master in Leadership and Strategy from London Business School and has a MSc in Economics from the University of Copenhagen. He was an undergraduate student at Claremont McKenna College in California.


Seriously Funny: Catalan Cartoon Humour Under the Franco Dictatorship

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Date: Thursday February 7, 2013
Time: 19:00 – 21:00
Fee: 75,-

To sign up please send an email to [email protected]

After the end of the Spanish Civil War 1939, General Francisco Franco established a dictatorship in Spain which lasted until his death in 1975. In the severe repression that followed, the Regime sought to eliminate all elements of separatism and banned the public use of Catalan as well as prohibiting the promotion of the Catalan culture.

The Catalan cartooning tradition was forced to adapt since as well as having their language banned, as is to be expected, ridicule and caricature of the dictator or his Regime was outlawed. The result was fourfold: some went into exile (particularly in Mexico), a few others continued to contribute to underground publications, many began working for children’s comics and a considerable number of cartoonists stopped producing material altogether.

In this talk Rhiannon McGlade will discuss the outlets of clandestine and children’s cartoon production by examining examples from each in context. I will outline the challenges of producing political satire underground and consider the underlying political messages and critique which found their way past the censors and into kid’s comic books. This will be done through interaction with cartoons taken from each realm of production to show that cartoons are a unique and useful tool for understanding cultural history.

About Rhiannon McGladeRhiannon

Rhiannon McGlade recently submitted her PhD on the subject of Catalan political cartoons in the Twentieth Century at the University of Sheffield. It deals with the rich Catalan tradition for satirical publications and cartooning using its own framework to deconstruct the humour and composition of cartoon examples taken from the period 1898-1977. As well as testing out this framework it discusses aspects of psychological approaches to humour and considers humour’s power to effect change. This is done in two ways: first, by reflecting on the violent reactions that political cartoons in Catalonia have caused, including two deaths in 1936 and 1977 and the declaration of a state of emergency in 1906 which lasted for two years; second, by examining humour’s power to create and reinforce group identity.

While Rhiannon was completing her thesis she also taught on a range of subjects at the University of Birmingham and the University of Sheffield including Catalan, Spanish and Latin American literature; Catalan and Spanish language; and the media in Spain.

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Real life body transformation strategies that work

Date: Wednesday January 23, 2013
Time: 19:00 – 21:00
Fee: 75,-

To sign up please send an email to [email protected]

Anna Bogdanova is a body transformation specialist (with a bachelor in Business Administration & Psychology) who has helped over 250 clients re-shape, re-build (and keep) their bodies in face of the stress of everyday demands and countless attempts to shed the unwanted kilos and gaining them all (and more) back.

Her mantra is “maximal return on investment with minimal effort” and that if you can’t make a (training or diet) plan work for you – then it isn’t the right plan.

This evening, Anna will share with you:

- why the traditional approach of “eat less move more” is a sure way to burn-out
- why paleo (the latest diet craze) isn’t for everyone
- how to reprogram your genes from storing fat to burning fat
- the key hormones to get control of to get you body to work with you and not against you
- 3 typical reasons to why what you had tried until now hasn’t been working for you – and how to fix that
- the (very old school) most effective training strategies that the fitness world doesn’t know about

About Anna Bogdanova

Training and transformational courses with Anna always begins by finding your individual status quo. To ensure a sustainable process Anna makes sure her clients start from their own beginning point and so Anna is a believer of “One size fits None”.

The main philosophy of Anna Bogdanova is very simple and is best explained by citing Marshall Goldsmiths book on success:” What got you here won’t get you there”. This means that you may have worked hard to reach your personal goals – however at some point in the process your current strategy only gets you so far. And changing strategy is what makes you reach that final goal. This is where Anna Bogdanova has specialized to help clients. By zooming in and help change strategies.

With a bachelor’s degree in change management, several coaching courses within nutrition, health, stress and management, many years of experience on own body and 1500+ hours with clients, Anna Bogdanova is an expert on supporting clients and getting them through a process of change. Anna is passionate about facilitating momentum – an ideal situation that is created by training without overreaching, customized nutrition plans and strategies that are holistic and thereby sustainable for her clients.

Through these principles Anna ensures a process with motivation and momentum – before and after the transformation. Thus making changes sustainable.

For more about Anna, her background, her philosophy and her groundbreaking approach to managing and succeeding with change please visit www.annabogdanova.dk

Plaza Suite 719 at Books & Company;

Date: Monday December 3, 2012
Time: 19:30 – 21:30
Fee: 150,-

To sign up please send an email to [email protected]

You are cordially invited to an evening at “THE PLAZA SUITE 719″ at Books & Company, Hellerup.

Sue Hansen-Styles (www.whynottheatre.dk) and Ian Burns (www.that-theatre.com) will be reading Neil Simon’s wonderful play “Plaza Suite”.

After watching their delicious chemistry on stage, Marcello Bosschar proposed directing Sue and Ian in this great comic classic, which in the past has been the vehicle for great actors/comedians such as Walter Matthaw and Carol Burnett.

In the “Plaza Suite” we see 3 very different couples occupying Suite 719, at different times, at The Plaza Hotel in New York. We get a little peek through the keyhole of the hotel suite and a glimpse of these characters’ lives. Neil Simon’s writing is both witty and brilliant.

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At the end of the reading we will be encouraging audience feedback. Is this a fun play? Is it one we should be considering staging here in Copenhagen? It is certainly one we are considering putting on but we would like to hear what you think too.

So, come along to a creative, theatrical evening in the coziness of the bookshop, hear the play being read out loud, have a jolly good laugh and enjoy an early Christmas glass of gløgg. How can you resist?

About Marcello Bosschar

Marcello Bosschar is a Theater instructor who currently teaches at the Private, International, Theater School “The Commedia School”.

He is also a prize winning Theater author and works on the script of his first feature film in Denmark, to be Directed by Emma Balc¡zar.

Bosschar graduated in Performing arts in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, where he developed a strong career, first as an actor, working with Brazil’s most respected Directors and Theater Companies and later on becoming himself a Director, creating his own Theater company.


Upstairs/Downstairs>

Speaker: Lise Lotte Frederiksen

Date: Wednesday December 5, 2012
Time: 19:00 – 21:00
Fee: 50,-

To sign up please send an email to [email protected]

Lise Lotte Frederiksen will make the world of Downton Abbey come alive! She will interpret the different characters to find out HOW they form interesting patterns across the “upstairs-downstairs” borders. The talk will also include a look at other novels on this subject, such as Remains of the Day as well as ones found in Nordic literature by writers such as Strindberg and Blicher.

Lise Lotte visited Highclere Castle in the summer — the real life location of Downton Abbey – and also attended a butler school near in order to find out why this world is so fascinating to many of us!

So join us for a fun evening on this fascinating life!

About Lise Lotte Frederiksen
Lise Lotte is cand.mag in Danish, Drama and English and a senior lecturer.

Lise Lotte also owns Peter & Ping, a travel agency specialising in city walks in and around Copenhagen as well as literary tours in Denmark and the UK.

Do’s and Don’ts in Denmark

Speaker: Dagmar Fink

Date: Wednesday November 14, 2012
Time: 19:00 – 21:00
Fee: 50,-

To sign up please send an email to [email protected]

When we dive into a new culture we often behave a bit like a swan out of the water, a bit clumsy and we are often missing finesse and elegance.
In the talk about “DOs and DON’Ts in Denmark” you will find out about the most important unwritten rules here, knowledge which will help you to be
more successful in your private as well as work-life in Denmark.

How do things work best in a Danish context, what do Danes see as important, how to put things such that Danes can easier accept them and what should you not to do with Danes? These are some of the questions we are going to look at.

Whenever you move to another country you experience cultural challenges, however, the most important question is, how can you find solutions to them? This talk will give you inspiration and real-life examples about what you can do to overcome them, to feel again as gorgeous as a swan in the water.

About Dagmar Fink
Dagmar Fink moved to Denmark in 2006 after living in Germany, Romania, Sweden and the U.S. Dagmar is a trained software engineer and has extensive
experience as business engineer and manager in innovative fields working for global companies including IBM and Mercedes Benz.

Since moving to Denmark, Dagmar has established the Worktrotter network with the aim of helping foreigners enjoy their “Danish” life more quickly.
Dagmar has published two books about Denmark “The Worktrotter’s Guide to Denmark. Practical step-by-step instructions for living and working in DK”and “DOs and DON’Ts in Danish workplace culture. How to be successful in business and at work in Denmark”.

Trine Hahnemann and Scandinavian Christmas

Date: Thursday November 8, 2012
Time: 19:00 – 21:00
Fee: 50,-

To sign up please send an email to [email protected]

We are very excited to welcome back Trine Hahnemann – this time with her brand new book Scandinavian Christmas.

When Trine was last at Books & Company she spoke to a full and energetic room about Scandinavian cooking traditions and she promised to be back to talk about her new book and her very favorite season with its delicious foods, beautiful decorations and quintessentially Scandinavian traditions.

In Scandinavia the whole period of Christmas, from the first Sunday in Advent to New Year’s Day, is marked by festivals and celebrated in traditional but beautifully contemporary style. Hygge, the Danish word for cosiness, is about being inside with candles, great comfort food and lots of cakes and sweets.

The first week of December is baking week – enough has to be made to last the whole Christmas period. Jars of decorated cookies, gingerbread houses and clogs filled with little presents rub shoulders with simple wreaths, trees and tables decorated with white candles and fresh greenery – the perfect mix of ancient and modern. Brunches, cocktail and tea parties, lunches and dinners are celebrated with a mixture of traditional goodies and delicious modern recipes. Duck and pork rule on Christmas Eve, fish, ham and seasonal vegetables on Christmas Day. Sweets, biscuits, puddings and other treats abound.

Join us and see how you, too, can decorate your homes and make delicious dishes to celebrate Christmas the Scandinavian way. And have Trine Hahnemann sign your copy of this beautiful book, illustrated with Lars Ranek’s evocative photographs.

About Trine Hahnemann

Trine Hahnemann is a significant personality in Danish food and food culture.

As the owner and Creative Director of Hahnemanns Køkken she is responsible for about 3.000 daily lunches in private and public companies in the Copenhagen area. As a chef and cook book writer Trine Hahnemann is an enthusiastic advocate for sustainability, organic sourcing and food made with love.
Her activities range from catering to columnist to speaking engagements. Trine has considerable international experience and is often used as an animator and key note speaker across the world.

Trine has published several cookbooks of which the two international “The Scandinavian Cookbook” and “The Nordic Diet” have been published in 12 countries. Her next book “Scandinavian Christmas” will be released in the fall of 2012.

Trine Hahnemann writes for the American website : www.Zesterdaily.com and appears regularly in magazines and newspapers both in Denmark, the United Kingdom and the United States.

For more on Trine and her work please go to www.trinehahnemann.com and www.hahnemannskoekken.dk

Mindfulness workshop series

Date: Wednesdays October 10, 24, 31 & November 7 2012
Time: 19:00 – 21:30
Fee:
Workshop 1 October 10, 2012 free (with sign up for one or more of the following workshops)
Workshop 2 October 24, 2012 – Mindfulness and Stress: 500,-
Workshop 3 October 31, 2012 – Mindfulness and Anger: 500,-
Workshop 4 November 7, 2012 – Mindfulness and Compassion 500,-

To sign up please send an email to [email protected]

For full benefit, we recommend sign up for the entire series, but you are of course welcome to choose

Nikki Gordon Skovby will be presenting a 4 part workshop series on mindfulness and meditation:

Workshop 1 is a complimentary talk which gives a comprehensive definition of mindfulness, which is a rather abstract concept. Case discussions make the concept of mindfulness come alive so that you can begin to apply it in your daily life.

Workshops 2-4 focus on giving you the tools to build a solid meditation and mindfulness practice and applying mindfulness in the areas of stress, anger and compassion, as related to your own personal development, interpersonal relationships and professional lives.

The workshops will include guided meditations and mindfulness exercises, lectures, small group discussions and homework (which is optional).

About Nikki Gordon Skovby

Nikki Gordon Skovby studied psychology at Princeton University, obtained her medical degree from Harvard Medical School and specialized in psychiatry at NYPH Weil Cornell Medical Center. There she had the privilege of training with Otto Kernberg, thought leader on borderline personality disorder and creator of transference focused therapy.

After going into private practice in Manhattan she received personal supervision from Dr. Richard Brown, an associate professor at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital, senior psychopharmacologist and specialist in the area of evidence based complementary and alternative approaches in psychiatry. Nikki went on to work at Lundbeck Pharmaceuticals developing phase II and III trials for new compounds to treat depression and anxiety.

Nikki Gordon Skovby recently left Lundbeck and started her own medical consulting company named, Global Medical Intelligence. She has supplemented her conventional training with 7 years of meditation practice and extensive review of the writings of Buddhist Monk Thich Nhat Hanh as well as a visit to his monastery in Southern France to truly experience living in Mindfulness. Nikki incorporates Mindfulness and Meditation techniques into her conventional training when working with patients and holds workshops and talks on Mindfulness and Meditation.


Body/Mind Connection Workshop through games and theatre exercises

Date: Wednesday October 3, 2012
Time: 19:00 – 21:00
Fee: 250,-

To sign up please send an email to [email protected]

Through the means of Theater games and “Brain Gym” exercises, this workshop proposes to explore and expand our body/mind connection.
The participants are also invited to expand the perception of who they are, what they are capable of, to explore their Creativity center and strengthen their communication skills.
Besides the strong aspects of fun and playfulness, which will be the core of this workshop, we are going to be introduced to very specific tools (such as physical exercises and breathing techniques) that will have the power to affect positively the quality of your day-to-day lives.

Focus, Speed, Attention, Memory, Flexibility, Creativity, these are a few functions of our brains/lives that will benefit from the workshop.

Please dress comfortably, as we will be moving a lot.

About Marcello Bosschar

Marcello Bosschar is a Theater instructor who currently teaches at the Private, International, Theater School “The Commedia School”.

He is also a prize winning Theater author and works on the script of his first feature film in Denmark, to be Directed by Emma Balcázar.

Bosschar graduated in Performing arts in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, where he developed a strong career, first as an actor, working with Brazil’s most respected Directors and Theater Companies and later on becoming himself a Director, creating his own Theater company.

Marcello moved to Denmark in 2004 where he currently offers workshops at Novo Nordisk (on themes such as “Globalization”, “Team building” “Thinking out of the box”, etc..) andruns a private program of Creativity research where he currently offers a Workshop for scientists and researchers from the Copenhagen University, who are interested in exploring “Body mind connection” through Physical theater.
Bosschar often travels to other countries to Teach or Direct. He recently returned from a Cultural exchange trip to West Africa where he directed a group of local Artists in Burkina Faso.

Bosschar has lived in India, studying meditation and Yoga and the knowledge he acquired during this time is put to good use in his training for actors and non actors alike.

Here are some testimonials from people who have attended Bosschar’s workshops:

“The classes I took with you changed the way I live my life, sounds heavy but it is true. I learned so much about the way we project ourselves in this life, and how that can relate to my kids,friends and family. I am a stronger person because of you, thank you… and don’t EVEN get me started on what I learned about right vs. left brain dominated personalities !!!”

And from Charlotte Weimann Vilner – Global Quality, Novo Nordisk:

The Globalisation LearnShop offered a brief moment where the learnshoppers got a glimpse of how the external influences such as the use of space, language and culture can either work in our favour or against us.

The facilitator, Brazilian actor Marcello Bosschar, took the learnshoppers on a trail around the globe. Exploring cultural traits from Brazil to India, from China to Denmark. Inviting them to take a step out of their comfort zones and into a world of exploration of cultural boundaries, assumptions and group distinctiveness.

No doubt, the learnshoppers left this morning session with a whole bunch of new reflections about globalisation.”

Danish “Queen of Crime” Sara Blædel

CANCELLED due to Ms Blædel’s sudden travel plans.

Date: Wednesday September 12, 2012
Time: 19:00 – 21:00
Fee: 50,-

To sign up please send an email to [email protected]

Books & Company is proud to welcome crime writer Sara Blædel, Denmark’s “Queen of Crime”, to an evening full of murder, mystery and the art of writing about it.

Sara Blædel has written seven novels, with the eighth right around the corner. Her books have been published in 17 countries and she has been awarded the Danish Crime Academy’s debut Prize.

Best known to our readers is perhaps Call me Princess, published last year and Only One Life which just recently came out in the United States.

Ms Blædel will also speak about being published in the United States and the United Kingdom as a crime writer from a small country.

For more on Sara Blædel, her books, reviews and more please visit sarablaedel.com.


¡Hola Copenhague!

This event is in Spanish!

Date: Wednesday September 19, 2012
Time: 19:00 – 21:00
Fee: 75,-

To sign up please send an email to [email protected]

¿De qué se trata?- ¡Hola Copenhague! es una conferencia para conocer la ciudad. Si te interesa Copenhague y sabes español, apúntate y ¡conóce esta maravillosa ciudad!
- Además “hacen la ciudad, /…/ los hombres capaces de aprovechar su oportunidad” (Alceo de Militene, poeta griego siglo VI a.C.)
¿Para quién?Para tí y tus amigos.
¿Qué es? Una conferencia de dos horas:
- 19:00 Parte 1: Pasado y presente.
- 20:00 Pausa.
- 20:15 Parte 2: Futuro y preguntas-respuestas.
¿Por qué? -Porque para integrarte, participar y disfrutar de algo hay que conocerlo.
- Porque la ciudad es nuestro “segundo hogar”.
- ¡Y porque quieres aprovechar todas las oportunidades que esta ciudad te ofrece!

About Ana Merino

¿Conferenciante?Hola. Mi nombre es Ana Merino. Nací en Málaga, al sur de España hace 33 años. Cuando cumplí 18 decidí estudiar arquitectura en Madrid. Estudié en la Universidad San Pablo_CEU y en la Politécnica de Madrid, los títulos de Bachelor y Master en Arquitectura y Urbanismo. Como estudiante trabajé para diferentes empresas, en un departamento de la universidad y para algunos arquitectos de Málaga como José Gutierrez e Ignacio Dorao. En cuanto terminé mis estudios, empecé a trabajar con el arquitecto y diseñador Pedro Feduchi en Madrid. Trabajé con él un interesantísimo año.

Pero entonces concocí a mi pareja y desde hace ya más de dos años y medio vivo en Copenhague. Aquí he trabajado un año genial en BIG, con Bjarke Ingels. Después empecé a trabajar como guía en la ciudad en Mayo del 2011, lo que despertó mi interés y pasión por Copenhague. Ahora trabajo en un proyecto sobre la enseñanza de la arquitectura llamado Architect in Progress y sigo trabajando como guía. ¡Y cada día me gusta más la ciudad donde vivo!

Hello. My name is Ana Merino. I was born in Málaga, in the south of Spain 33 years ago. When I turned 18, I decided to study architecture in Madrid. I studied in San Pablo_CEU University and in the Polytechnic University in Madrid, the Bachelor and Master degrees in architecture. As a student, I worked for different companies, in a university department and for some architects in Málaga, as José Gutierrez and Ignacio Dorao. As soon as I finished my education, I started working for the architect and designer Pedro Feduchi in Madrid. I worked for him an interesting year. But then I met my boyfriend and two years ago I moved to Copenhagen. Here I worked one year at BIG, with Bjarke Ingels. Then, later I worked as city guide in 2011, which started my deep interest and passion for Copenhague. Now I work in a project about architecture and education Architect in Progress and continue guiding. And each day I like the city where I live more and more!

Aarstiderne and the 80/20 plan – an evening with co-founder Søren Ejlersen

Date: Wednesday May 16, 2012
Time: 19:00 – 21:00
Fee: 50,-

To sign up please send an email to [email protected]

What does the refrigerator of the future look like? What sort of challenges do we face when it come to the health and welfare of human beings and the planet we inhabit?

Søren Ejlersen will make an enthusiastic contribution to the myriad of possibilities and challenges ahead while at the same time entertaining us with numerous anecdotes from his journey with Aarstiderne. Mouth-watering experiences from a gastronomically high quality of life!

Last but not least, Søren will show us how to make healthy, tasty and inspiring vegetable juices and, of course, offer some delicious tasters.

 

About Søren Ejlersen

Søren Ejlersen is co-founder of Aarstiderne, a chef and dynamic innovator focused mainly on the area where farming and cooking cross paths. Søren has published several cookbooks and sees himself as a storyteller. “I love to simplify difficult tasks and bring to life the many reasons why we should be closer connected to nature.”

Aarstiderne is proud to be able to offer their English speaking audience and customers an exciting new blog, Soil to Stove, which covers a wide range of areas from recipes to features to events.


Mindfulness and Meditation

Date: 2-part workshop – Wednesdays May 30 and June 6, 2012
Time: 19:00 – 21:00
Fee: 500,- (in total for both evenings, includes a drink of your choice)

To sign up please send an email to [email protected]

Mindfulness and Meditation workshop

Nikki Gordon Skovby will present a two-part workshop series on mindfulness and meditation that focuses on defining what mindfulness and meditation are, presenting a variety of evidenced based techniques and explaining the physiological effects of mindfulness and meditation and how they modify the stress response.

The workshop will also include guided meditations and mindfulness meditation exercises.

About Nikki Gordon Skovby

Nikki Gordon Skovby studied psychology at Princeton University, obtained her medical degree from Harvard Medical School and specialized in psychiatry at NYPH – Weil Cornell Medical Center. There she had the privilege of training with Otto Kernberg, thought leader on borderline personality disorder and creator of transference focused therapy.

After going into private practice in Manhattan she received personal supervision from Dr. Richard Brown, an associate professor at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital, senior psychopharmacologist and specialist in the area of evidence based complementary and alternative approaches in psychiatry. Nikki went on to work at Lundbeck Pharmaceuticals developing phase II and III trials for new compounds to treat depression and anxiety.

Nikki Gordon Skovby recently left Lundbeck and started her own medical consulting company named, Global Medical Intelligence. She has supplemented her conventional training with 7 years of meditation practice and extensive review of the writings of Buddhist Monk Thich Nhat Hanh as well as a visit to his monastery in Southern France to truly experience living in Mindfulness. Nikki incorporates Mindfulness and Meditation techniques into her conventional training when working with patients and holds workshops and talks on Mindfulness and Meditation.

Trine Hahnemann and Scandinavian Cooking

Date: Wednesday May 9, 2012
Time: 19:00 – 21:00
Fee: 50,-

To sign up please send an email to [email protected]

Trine Hahnemann will talk about and serve tastings from her two international cookbooks Scandinavian Cookbook and Nordic Diet. She will share some of her experiences from cooking and speaking around the world about why It´s all about cooking! Trine will also talk about meal culture and why it is key to any lifestyle and why diets don´t work.

Trine will also speak about how The new Nordic Movement started, why she believes its more of a design model than export fairytale!

About Trine Hahnemann

Trine Hahnemann is a significant personality in Danish food and food culture.

As the owner and Creative Director of Hahnemanns Køkken she is responsible for about 3.000 daily lunches in private and public companies in the Copenhagen area. As a chef and cook book writer Trine Hahnemann is an enthusiastic advocate for sustainability, organic sourcing and food made with love.
Her activities range from catering to columnist to speaking engagements. Trine has considerable international experience and is often used as an animator and key note speaker across the world.

Trine has published several cookbooks of which the two international “The Scandinavian Cookbook” and “The Nordic Diet” have been published in 12 countries. Her next book “Scandinavian Christmas” will be released in the fall of 2012.

Trine Hahnemann writes for the American website : www.Zesterdaily.com and appears regularly in magazines and newspapers both in Denmark, the United Kingdom and the United States.

For more on Trine and her work please go to www.trinehahnemann.com and www.hahnemannskoekken.dk

Maternity Worldwide and the future

Date: Wednesday February 29, 2012
Time: 19:00 – 21:00
Fee: 50,- It will be possible to make a donation to Maternity Worldwide on the evening of the talk.

To sign up please send an email to [email protected]


Every day 1000 women die due to complications in pregnancy and childbirth. Maternal mortality is recognized as one of the most urgent challenges globally. World leaders agreed in year 2000 on eight millennium goals to end poverty and the fifth goal was to reduce maternal mortality by three quarters by the year 2015. Despite international commitments almost no progress was noted at midway evaluation in 2007.

Henriette Svarre Nielsen went to the western part of Ethiopia in 2004 to work in a rural hospital as an obstetrician. In that particular region the cause of death for one in seven women was pregnancy and childbirth. The experiences in Ethiopia resulted in six Danish women (with different professions) deciding to found a charity with the aim to reduce maternal mortality using long-range, evidence-based and sustainable methods. Maternity Worldwide (MWW) was established in June 2005. Since then MWW has evolved substantially to an important NGO using an integrated approach working at all possible levels e.g. village, health center, hospital and governmental.

The results speak for themselves with more than 100,000 women having received health education with focus on safe pregnancy and childbirth. 7,000 women have had a safe birth with professional obstetric assistance and 1,200 women have received micro loans to enable cost related to childbirth. MWW has since 2007 in partnership with artists Olafur Eliasson and Tal R successfully used mother’s day to fundraise approximately 1 million DDK yearly. In 2010 Her Royal Highness, Crown Princess Mary of Denmark became official protector for Maternity Worldwide.

Photographer Anne Prytz Schaldemose has visited the projects in Ethiopia both in 2008 and 2011. Sixty selected photos were exhibited in Lauritz Kunsthal May 2009 as part of the mother’s day campaign.

Along with photos by Anne Prytz Schaldemose, Henriette Svarre Nielsen will talk about personal experiences from Ethiopia ranging from clinical stories to how MWWs projects are set up, the challenges of reducing maternal mortality, strategies and hopes for the future. Also the exciting new idea of using mobile/smart phones to save lives in childbirth will be presented.

About Henriette Svarre Nielsen

Born in Copenhagen 1971. Medical Doctor from University of Copenhagen 2001. Specializing in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Rigshospitalet. Henriette has handed in her Doctoral Thesis at University of Copenhagen and is the author of 34 scientific articles, of chapters in medical textbooks as well as the Assistent Chief Editor of the scientific journal AOGS

Henriette has worked as an obstetrician in Ethiopia in 2004-2005 after which she took the initiative to in collaboration with 5 other women to establish the charity Maternity Worldwide (MWW) in 2005. She chaired MWW until 2009 and has been an active board member since.

For more on Maternity WorldWide please visit www.maternityworldwide.dk

About Anne Prytz Schaldemose

Born in 1971, Anne was educated as a photographer with Schiller & co, photographer Rigmor Mydtskov and at Copenhagen Technical School’s photography department.
Anne has photographed 5 books for Denmark’s largest publisher Gyldendal – København-folk & kvarterer (The Copenhagen Book), Skagen, Operaen pÃ¥ Dokøen, Glimt af Rom & Islænderen. She is also the author of 4 children’s books as well as several antologies.

Anne has taken pictures for Maternity Worldwide’s campaigne “Save a mother’s life on Mother’s Day”. Photographs are now displayed on the walls of Rigshospitalet, The Midwifery school – among other places.

For more on Anne please visit www.anneprytzschaldemose.dk.

Copenhague.¡Conoce tu ciudad!

Books & Company is very proud to present our first event in Spanish!

Date: Wednesday February 22, 2012
Time: 19:00 – 21:00
Fee: 50,-

To sign up please send an email to [email protected]

¿Por qué es importante conocer la ciudad dónde vives?

Porque “ni las casas con finos tejados ni los muros de piedra bien construidos, tampoco los canales ni los muelles hacen la ciudad, sino los hombres capaces de aprovechar su oportunidad”.
Alceo de Militene, poeta griego S.VI a.C.

Ana Merino Siles, entusiasta arquitecta española, que vive y trabaja en Copenhague, nos invita a conocer la ciudad donde vivimos para, de esta manera, llegar a formar parte de ella. Ya no somos turista en la capital de Dinamarca, así que conozcamos nuestra “segunda casa”: nuestra ciudad. Ana Merino también trabaja como guía de la ciudad de Copenhague, por lo que ha tenido la oportunidad de enseñar nuestra maravillosa ciudad a cientos de visitantes.

Hace más de 5.000 años empezaron a establecerse grupos de personas en el territorio que hoy en día conocemos como Copenhague. ¿Por qué aquí? ¿Por qué sigue viviendo gente aquí desde entonces?

Hoy en día la capital de Dinamarca es Copenhague y está ubicada concretamente en este lugar. ¿Por qué?

La ciudad ha pasado en más ochocientos años de ser una aldea a ser la capital un país. ¿Cómo ha ocurrido esto? ¿Quiénes y qué lo han hecho posible?

En esta charla tendremos la oportunidad de reflexionar y tratar todas estas cuestiones. Y además conocer algunas historias curiosas relacionadas con todo ello.

¡Ven a conocer tu ciudad!

About Ana Merino

Hola. Mi nombre es Ana Merino. Nací en Málaga, al sur de España hace 32 años. Cuando cumplí 18 decidí estudiar arquitectura en Madrid. Estudié en la Universidad San Pablo_CEU y en la Politécnica de Madrid, los títulos de Bachelor y Master en Arquitectura. Como estudiante trabajé para diferentes empresas, en un departamento de la universidad y para algunos arquitectos de Málaga como José Gutierrez e Ignacio Dorao. En cuanto terminé mis estudios, empecé a trabajar con el arquitecto y diseñador Pedro Feduchi en Madrid. Trabajé con él un interesantísimo año. Pero entonces concocí a mi pareja y hace dos años me vine a vivir a Copenhague. Aquí he trabajado un año en BIG, con Bjarke Ingels. Después he trabajado como guía de la ciudad en 2011, lo que despertó mi interés y pasión por Copenhague. Ahora trabajo en un proyecto sobre arquitectura y educación_ Architect in Progress. Y todavía no he conseguido acostumbrarme al invierno danés!

Hello. My name is Ana Merino. I was born in Málaga, in the south of Spain 32 years ago. When I turned 18, I decided to study architecture in Madrid. I studied in San Pablo_CEU University and in the Polytechnic University in Madrid, the Bachelor and Master degrees in architecture. As a student, I worked for different companies, in a university department and for some architects in Málaga, as José Gutierrez and Ignacio Dorao. As soon as I finished my education, I started working for the architect and designer Pedro Feduchi in Madrid. I worked for him an interesting year. But then I met my boyfriend and two years ago I moved to Copenhagen. Here I worked one year at BIG, with Bjarke Ingels. Then, later I worked as city guide in 2011, which started my deep interest and passion for Copenhague. Now I work in a project about architecture and education_ Architect in Progress. And I am still not used to the winter in Denmark!

Our Kids on the Web

Date: Wednesday January 25, 2012
Time: 19:00 – 21:00
Fee: 100,-

To sign up please send an email to [email protected]

New research about children’s use of computers/the web/mobile phones is published daily. Néné La Beet will share some of it with you and suggest new and sustainable guidelines for children’s use of the Internet, based on this research.

Prepare to be challenged!

Some of the questions you might be asked on the evening:

Do you set restrictions on your children’s computer use? Why?

Do you know your way around Facebook, Twitter, YouTube?

Do you know what it takes to be really good at computer games?

Does your child have a mobile phone? Maybe even a smartphone? Do they have access to one?

What do you think are “The Dangers of the Internet”?

Many teachers forbid the use of Wikipedia for topical research. Do you? And do you know why your children shouldn’t use it? Has your child’s teacher explained this?

Do you ever use the phrase “I read it on the Internet”? Have you thought how that could be paraphrased in the off-line world? “I read it on a piece of paper”. You wouldn’t say that, would you?

When you teach your child about the Internet, do you explain how to use it or mainly admonish them about what not to do?

About Néné La Beet

Néné La Beet, born in 1959 in Denmark, started her career in the music business, where she co-owned a record company.
She then worked in PR for some years before moving on to the web industry. The last 10+ years she’s been self-employed as a copy-writer and translator. Néné, a librarian, holds a BA in Information Science. Last year, she came home from three years in the UK where she started teaching social media to small businesses and charities. Back in Denmark, she now works as a social media consultant and is an associate consultant with successful PR agency FrontPage and associate teacher at the International Advertising Association’s academy.


The Sense and nonsense about Media training

Date: Wednesday February 1, 2012
Time: 19:00 – 21:00
Fee: 200,-

To sign up please send an email to [email protected]

Join us for an interactive talk on a subject we so often think-and talk- about, but one that we really know so little about, Media training.

They cannot do without it. Politicians, CEO’s, sports heroes, movie stars and even pop stars. Media training is essential to anyone who’s in the spot light. Or is it?

Would John F. Kennedy ever have said “Ich bin ein Berliner” if he had had media training? Would Ronald Reagan have declared war on Russia in front of a microphone if he had been trained? Probably not. Nonetheless media training has long been under attack by purists and journalists alike. Former journalists who are active in media training are considered to be traitors because they are working for the enemy. Politicians and officials are being scolded for spending taxpayer money on expensive training sessions.

So what is media training all about? What happens behind closed doors? Is it worth investing in? Expect the veil to be lifted .. a little bit.

About Hannie Hoekstra

Hannie Hoekstra is trained as a journalist in the Netherlands and worked for more than a quarter century as a current affairs radio- and TV reporter and presenter.

She has traveled the world and interviewed many notable people such as Nelson Mandela, Al Gore, Shimon Peres, Lech Walesa and many others.

In the Netherlands she is known for her tough interviews and interviewees have walked out. The Irish politician Ian Paisley and Austrian right extremist politician Jörg Haider were amongst them.
Only when she was interviewed herself Hoekstra realized what a pitfall something seemingly so simple as a friendly interview can be. After choosing a freelance career in 2003 she also started working as a media trainer for Brain Box, the number one firm in media training in the Netherlands.

Living it Abroad!

Date: Sunday January 22, 2012
Time: 10:00 – 15:00
Fee: 850,- (includes a light lunch)

To sign up please send an email to [email protected]

Join Trine Ramlyng and Sidse Stausholm – experienced, internationally certified coaches and facilitators – for their workshop “Living it Abroad

“I heard from a survey that the Danes are the happiest people in the world!”
“It’s going to be such an amazing adventure to get to know a new culture!”
“Now I can get to do what I never had time for before!”

Did you have any of these thoughts when the possibility of moving to Denmark as an Expat spouse became reality?
And how are you feeling now? Now that the rose-tinted glasses have come off, the honeymoon period in this new country has ended and the day to day life has begun?

Is it tough and stressful and not necessarily the big exciting adventure you had imagined… The transition can be a 1000 times harder than many realise. Trivial tasks can take up all your time. And the stress can eat away at your self-esteem and happiness. When we leave our home country we also leave much of our identity behind  our career and our network of friends and family just to mention a few. The fact is that the most common reason listed for assignment failure is lack of partner satisfaction! Another fact is that very few companies do enough to support the spouse in this difficult time!
The good news is it doesn’t have to be so hard and you don’t have to go it alone.

What would it take to make 2012 your best year abroad so far?

We want to be your support in making 2012 the year where you take charge “ making your experience as Expat spouse enjoyable, productive and satisfying. You only have one life “ don’t survive it “ live it!

Join us for an interactive/experiential workshop which will leave you going home with:

-Having reclaimed your identity and purpose and knowing what your values are.
- A list of exciting consciously chosen goals and dates by which they need to be done as well
as an ally who can support you and keep you on track.
- Power to prioritize and live your life according to your new goals and letting go of (some
of) the “shoulds”.
- A new network, with whom you can connect authentically, for as long as you want.

If you have any questions or would just like some more information you are more than welcome to contact Trine Ramlyng on +45 22 41 56 16, you can also visit her website ramlyng.net to learn some more about her and read her blog on her time as an Expat-spouse.

About Trine Ramlyng and Sidse Stausholm

Trine Ramlyng, cpcc, acc
Internationally certified Co-active coach and facilitator. After being an expat (England and Canada) for the past 11 years she has just returned to Denmark. Trine is dedicated to helping people cultivate self-awareness and balance and to encouraging them to live to their full and unique potential. Trine coaches expats, women in transition and entrepreneurs. Trine has a background in nursing.

Sidse Stausholm, cpcc
Experienced and internationally certified coach and facilitator. Her expertise is making individuals and teams perform to their full potential using action-accelarating exercises and experiential learning. Sidse coaches executives, teams and expats. Sidse has a background in journalism.

Both Trine Ramlyng and Sidse Stausholm are trained by Coaches Training Institute (CTI) in London and USA, certified coactive coaches and members of the International Coach Federation. Both are also trained facilitators.

 

 

Testimonial
- What I originally envisioned, and secretly hoped, was that I would be “led through” this process of coaching by someone who was much wiser than me and who could tell me what the next steps in my life should be. Instead, what I have received through my coaching with Trine is much richer: a firm, yet compassionate sounding board built from our work together, and an amazing set of tools that help to clarify and remind me of my deepest values and personal standards.”

- Beth Award
 Yoga Instructor and Clutter Clearing Professional,
 USA

Author Deborah Sherman and her new book The Bedmas Conspiracy – a fun holiday reading


Date: Sunday December 11 2011
Time: 11:00 – 12:00
Fee: Free event

Please join us as Canadian author, Deborah Sherman, reads from her newest book, The BEDMAS Conspiracy (ages 8-13). A humourous look into the life of Adam, a grader sixer who is struggling with his grades and having trouble keeping his rock band together.

The reading should provide a chuckle to both kids and their parents. Following the reading, Deborah will discuss and answer questions regarding the writing and editing process and provide insight for all the budding Hemingways and Rowlings in the audience. She will also be available to sign copies of her books.

About Deborah Sherman

Canadian author, Deborah Sherman, wrote her first story in the third grade—the tale of a very cranky little girl. It was, admittedly, a bit autobiographical. Deborah eventually outgrew her moodiness and decided to create humorous stories aimed at readers in the middle years instead.

Her first full length novel for kids, The Triple Chocolate Brownie Genius, was published in 2007 by Fitzhenry & Whiteside. This story of a boy who goes from hero to zero was A Foreword Magazine Book of the Year Awards finalist (US) in the juvenile category and a Canadian Diamond Willow Reader’s Choice Nominee. Her second novel, The BEDMAS Conspiracy was published in the spring of 2011.

Deborah grew up in Toronto, Canada. Before moving to Copenhagen, she spent many years working as an editor and promotions coordinator in a small publishing house. Before moving overseas, she received her Bachelor’s in Education and now works as a teacher in Hellerup.

She is often asked if she likes chocolate brownies. The answer is a definite yes!


Around the world….with 80 Days!


Date: Wednesday November 23 2011
Time: 19:00 – 21:00
Fee: 50,-

To sign up please send an email to [email protected]

An evening with 80 Days and its owners Camilla Levin & Katrine Sevelius Petersen

Are you planning a holiday with your family? Living in Denmark gives you great new opportunities for traveling with your family to new and exciting and perhaps unknown destinations in Europe, Africa, the Gulf and Asia – with none or just a small time difference.
80 days has great experience in working with expats, and we realize that different cultural backgrounds often demand different expectations to a perfect family vacation. Considering the season and school holidays, we have unique knowledge of the best destinations to visit with children, and we are confident that our know-how will inspire you. We will, among other things, offer tips and ideas on how to best travel with both infants, young and older children. Come and meet us at what we hope will be an inspirational evening at Books & Company. We will give a presentation for about 45 minutes and afterwards you will be able to ask questions or have a private chat with us.

About 80 Days

80days tailors trips to individuals, corporations and other specific groups. Our solutions come to life by listening carefully to our clients’ needs, only then do we set out to create the unique trip within your budget. We collaborate only with the best 4 and 5 star hotels, but always at a bargain.

We have been in the business for more than 18 years, and we have traveled and lived all over the world. With our international experience, we have the contacts needed to put together the perfect trip just for you. We can recommend not just the best hotel – we can actually book those elusive rooms with the very best views. Naturally, 80days is a member of the Danish Travel Guarantee Fund.

For more about 80 Days, visit their www.80days.dk/English.


Karen Blixen at Home

Date: Thursday November 10 2011
Time: 19:00 – 21:00
Fee: 50,-

To sign up please send an email to [email protected]

We have the great pleasure of presenting an evening in the company of the famous Danish author Karen Blixen. The journalist and author of the award winning book Karen Blixen at home – Scenes from Rungstedlund, Ebbe Mørk, will speak about his book, Karen Blixen’s life at Rungstedlund, the famous people who came to stay with her and the world she created in this house, where she was born and raised – the home she returned to after those defining years in Africa – years that were immortalized in her book Out of Africa.

As a very special guest star for the evening, we have the great honor of welcoming one of Danish Theatre’s most celebrated actresses, Susse Wold, who will  be reading Karen Blixen’s The Ring.

About Ebbe Mørk

Ebbe Mørk is a journalist and writer. He has been affiliated with the major Danish daily newspaper Politiken for more than 40 years. For 20 years he was the paper’s drama and ballet critic and finally columnist and editor of the daily essay (Kroniken). Ebbe Mørk has furthermore celebrated his gastronomic hobby in Politiken as well as several cookbooks. He has written 15 books, including several biographies. His book Karen Blixen at Home (in Danish Karen Blixens Gæstebud) was honoured with The Golden Bookmark Award, and the writer has previously received an award for his journalistic work on France.

About Susse Wold

Susse Wold is one of the leading ladies of Danish Theatre. Her talent has included leading roles in a very versatile repertory. She played Amanda in Noél Cowards “Private Life” with her husband Bent Mejding as Eliot more than 700 times and  was lovely in Feyeaus French farce”Occupe-toi d’Amelie’. She starred in the musical “Chicago” but also mastered classic roles such as Portia in Shakespeare’s “The Merchant of Venice” and ‘Troilus and Cressida”.

At present, Susse Wold has a leading role in an upcoming film by Thomas Vinterberg, director of “The Celebration” (Festen), one of the most successful Danish films in recent years.

Susse Wold has met Karen Blixen personally and appears in the book “Karen Blixen at Home”.


Achieving success through goal setting – 2-part workshop

Dates: Wednesdays October 5th and 12th, 2011
Times: 19:00 – 21:30
Fee: 600 for both sessions (includes drinks and snacks)
Workshop taught by: International speaker, executive coach and educator Jeneva Patterson

To sign up please send an email to [email protected]

Most people give up on their goals way too soon and are using goal setting strategies that fail them. In this workshop you’ll learn why our intuitions about why we succeed or fail are usually wrong, and the real pitfalls of goal pursuit. Learn how to set goals for success so that you’re much more likely to achieve what you want. Join us as we explore the latest goal setting and goal achievement research from Heidi Halvorson of the Motivation Science Center at Columbia University Business School. Heidi is a regular contributor to the Harvard Business Review and the Huffington Post, and Jeneva recently completed the master’s class with Heidi and will share the same notes and lecture points with you. Participants will be encouraged to set goals during the workshop by using the recommended strategies.

Recommended book
Succeed: How We Can Reach Our Goals by Heidi Grant Halvorson

About Jeneva Patterson

Jeneva is the Founder of The Pula Group, a global consulting firm that helps senior global business leaders levels navigate and benefit from complex, global human systems. Jeneva holds a Master’s degree from Harvard University in Human Development and Psychology, and a Master’s of Science from American University/National Training Laboratories in Organization Development. She holds a Certificate in Coaching in Medicine and Leadership from Harvard Medical School/McLean Hospital, and Certificates in Positive Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania and Harvard University.

Jeneva is also a Founding Member of the Institute of Coaching Professional Association at Harvard Medical School/McLean Hospital and was the Lead Teaching Fellow for Exercising Leadership at the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, where she also coached global business and NGO leaders. She is passionate about helping individuals become more fulfilled in all areas of their lives.


Small Acts of Resistance


Date: Thursday October 27, 2011
Time: 19:00 – 21:00
Fee: 50,-

To sign up please send an email to [email protected]

Join us for what promises to be a very interesting evening with Steve Crawshaw, Director of Advocacy for Amnesty International and the author of Small Acts of Resistance – stories of more than eighty acts of resistance across the world and spanning two centuries. Small Acts of Resistance celebrates the inspiring ingenuity and awe-inspiring courage of the human spirit and pays tribute to those who have been standing up to say “no”.

Praise for Small Acts of Resistance

“Encouraging us not to be complacent or defeatist, but to recognise how often change appeared impossible, then happened… Powerful…Uplifting.” Hugh Williamson, Financial Times

“Essential Reading”. Eastern Approaches, Economist.com

About Steve Crawshaw

Steve Crawshaw is international advocacy director of Amnesty International. From 2002 to 2010 he worked for Human Rights Watch, first as UK director and then as United Nations advocacy director.

He was a journalist for many years, first with Granada Television in the UK and then joining the Independent at launch in 1986.

He reported for the Independent on the east European revolutions, the collapse of the Soviet Union, and the Balkan wars. Other stories included interviewing Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi and witnessing the fall of Serb leader Slobodan Milošević.

He is the author of Goodbye to the USSR (Bloomsbury, 1992) and of Easier Fatherland: Germany and the Twenty-First Century (Continuum, 2004).


Find Balance and your true self

2-part workshop

Speaker/facilitator: Gabriella Ohnemus

Dates: Sundays, October 30th & November 13th, 2011
Time: 10 – 17
Fee: 1.100 kr total for both sessions (includes drinks and snacks)

To sign up please send an email to [email protected].

Do you want to reach long-lasting balance in your life?
Find your true values and contentment?
Be a giving person, a good friend, an open-minded listener?
Be able to set clear boundaries and have them respected?

Find balance and your true self addresses these issues and more, with five practical strategies based on virtues like joyfulness, assertiveness and determination. Participants find that The Virtues Project strategies make life more balanced and joyful for themselves and the people surrounding them! Based on the premise that all of us have virtues within and that we can draw them forth by cultivating them helps us to focus on the positive and to get fabulous results.

About Gabriella Ohnemus

Course facilitator Gabriella Ohnemus has a degree in Hotel Management from the Swiss Hotel Management School of Lucerne. She has worked in various hotels in Switzerland, for Tetra Pak in Lausanne as well as run her own companies (travel agency, recruitment agency, recruitment site). Presently, Gabriella works as an Italian teacher among others at Widex. Gabriella has been the Chair of The Virtues Project Denmark since 2008. The aim is to make the project an instrument for multicultural teaching in Danish schools.


The Tudors – fact and fiction


Date: Wednesday September 28th, 2011
Time: 19:00 – 21:00
Fee: 50,-

To sign up please send an email to [email protected]

Terrible Tudors? Surely never a dull moment!
The Tudors are extremely popular, especially among the English! But what were they really like? Is it true what has been said about them? That they were spectacular? Obsessed with sex? Full of greed? Never dull?

What is fact and what is fiction?

Lise Lotte Frederiksen will give a talk on The Tudors inspired by history books, television series and novels about some of the more famous Tudors.

Don’t expect an academic evening but rather an entertaining night about one of the most fascinating periods in British history.

Lise Lotte is NOT a historian, but a literature person – and as such she will also try to assess a few of the many books on the market.

About Lise Lotte Frederiksen
Lise Lotte is cand.mag in Danish, Drama and English and a senior lecturer.

Lise Lotte also owns Peter & Ping, a travel agency specialising in city walks in and around Copenhagen as well as literary tours in Denmark and the UK.

2 – part Photography Workshop

Dates: Thursdays September 8th and 15th, 2011
Times: 19:00 – 21:00
Fee: 500,- for both sessions (includes drinks and snacks)

To sign up please send an email to [email protected]


Basic Creative Camera Workshop

Learn how to use the manual settings on your camera for the picture you mean to take. We will get familiar with shutter speed, aperture and ISO
-their relationship to each other
-how they influence the photograph

We will think through the picture(s) you want to take:
-analyze whether ISO/aperture or shutter speed is a determining factor for a particular photo-op
-composing the photo: zooming in or out and recomposing

We will work through the classic ways to capture such things as:
-sport action
-portraits that allow you to call attention to your subject
-group shots where everyone is in focus
-landscapes

Participants will enjoy optional homework assignments that allow you to further your learning in your spare time.

Participants must have a camera with the possibility for manual settings and a camera manual (many can be googled and downloaded from internet if lost) and be ready to walk outside to take practice shots if time and weather permits.

Participants are welcome to request a topic via email to Books and Company. Topics will be covered if time allows. If time does not allow, there is a possibility of covering topics in a second pair of workshops.

About Leah Meany Kristensen

Leah Kristensen is a former teacher and freelance photographer. She looks forward to making the workshop productive for everyone.
For more on Leah’s work please visit her website.

Transitions – Studies of the Gray Area

A collaborative Art Show featuring Nicole Okumu and Malin Astor
Date: Thursday, May 26th
Time: 17:00 – 19:00

Join us for the opening of “Transitions“- a collaborative exhibition of mixed media (Nicole Okumu) and fashion design (Malin Astor). The artists will present new work inspired by the concept and experience of transitions.

Their Story

Nicole Okumu, an artist from the Bay Area in California and Malin Astor a fashion designer from Sweden met by chance in Copenhagen and quickly discovered a shared interest in expression through art.

As a painter and a fashion designer, their mediums differ greatly, but the combination of painting and fashion design turned out to be an interesting and exciting one. When another shared interest and source of inspiration turned out to be books, it was an easy decision to choose Books & Company as the venue for their exhibition.

Nicole and Malin have inspired each other through their use of colour and form and have even let their art forms “meet” through painted pieces on some of the designs and accessories.

The paintings and designs will be available for purchase on the evening of the art show.

The evening promises to be a wonderful mixture of art, design, books and music – an evening not to be missed and most certainly to be remembered.

About the artists

Nicole Okumu, born in Santa Fe, New Mexico, studied in the Bay Area, California

I have had a lifelong fascination with accidental abstractions—groupings of buildings, aerial
landscapes, crumbling walls, and the accidental abstractions found in urban areas.


Underlying all of my paintings are rectangular forms from which I build layers of color fields, bury hidden iconographies, and layer with texture. The symbology and text in my paintings are derived from urban settings, scientific nomenclature, poetry, and nature. As a whole the paintings are evocative of weather worn structures insinuating depths of meaning beyond the surface.

I paint with acrylics on canvas, using processes that include screen-printing, collage and stenciling.

Malin Astor, born in Sweden, studied at the performing arts School in Gotheburg and the Fashion Design Academy in Copenhagen.

I am a former dancer who after many years on stage hung up her ballet shoes and qualified as a designer at the Fashion Design Academy in Copenhagen,
where I graduated in june 2010

It is important to me that I work with high quality materials that can form and reflect the lifestyle and personality of the person wearing them. I find it fascinating that a person’s life can be traced and reflected through their clothing style as it has evolved throughout a lifetime.

The written word is a great source of inspiration to me. “Lost Elsa” the story of a unique woman and her life on a sleepy remote island has thus become an important component in my designs along with many other impressions and trends.

Lost Elsa is a tribute to classic femininity but with a hidden edge to be explored

A balance of traditional elegance with a hint of ’it ’s ok to be me’


Flourish- Martin Seligman’s latest work on Happiness and its Necessary Evolution

Workshop taught by: International speaker, executive coach and educator Jeneva Patterson

Date: Thursday May 12th, 2011
Time: 19:00 – 21:30
Fee: 250 kr (includes drink of your choice)

To sign up please send an email to [email protected]

Happiness as a topic has become a lightning rod in the last few years; lofty and lengthy research studies have focussed on its components, its achievability and its relevance in today’s modern world. Denmark has even found itself labeled the Happiest country on earth.

In this workshop, we’ll begin to explore what the Father of Positive Psychology, Martin Seligman, has to say now that more longitudinal studies have complexified the findings of those research studies. In his new book, Flourish, Seligman explores the five pillars of not happiness, but well-being and its components, as an updated and necessary evolution in the field of Positive Psychology. Seligman now states that he no longer thinks Positive Psychology is about happiness or even about the search for increased life satisfaction through an increase in positive emotional states.

Come learn more about his thesis as well as more about yourself and your own reactions to this new and important update in the world of Happiology, now undergoing more rapid, and per Seligman, critical change.

About Jeneva Patterson
Jeneva heads up The Pula Group, a global consulting firm that advances its clients’ individual and organizational productivity, positivity and performance.

Jeneva Patterson holds a Master’s degree from Harvard University in Human Development and Psychology, and a Master’s in Organization Development from the AU/NTL program of American University and the National Training Laboratories for Applied Behavioral Science (NTL) of Bethel, Maine.

She holds a Certificate in the Foundations of Positive Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania and continues to study Management and Applied Positive Psychology at Harvard University.

Jeneva was a member of a teaching team in Global Leadership at the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, where she also coached global business and NGO leaders.


How to make social media work for you, your career or your business

Workshop taught by: Social media consultant Néné La Beet

Dates: Wednesday May 18, 2011
Time: 19:00 – 21:30
Fee: 250,-

To sign up please send an email to [email protected]

Social media such as Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, blogs, etc. won’t go away, but you can get to know them, decide which ones are your true friends and learn to utilise them. Learn how to position yourself to your advantage, no matter if it’s just you as a person, you as a potential employee or you and your business. And learn how to write a good disclaimer on your profile on e.g. Facebook, to avoid lots of grievances.

Once you have registered for the workshop, you may feel free to contact Néné with specific requests.

About Néné La Beet

Néné La Beet, born in 1959 in Denmark, started her career in the music business, where she co-owned a record company.
She then worked in PR for some years before moving on to the web industry. The last 10+ years she’s been self-employed as a copy-writer and translator. She holds a BA in Information Science. Last year, she came home from three years in the UK where she started teaching social media to small businesses and charities. Back in Denmark, she now works as a social media consultant and is an associate consultant with successful PR agency FrontPage and associate teacher at the International Advertising Association’s academy.

Cartoon by David Coverly


Book Launch Party

“I’ll tell you why….I can’t wear those clothes” by Noreen O’Sullivan
Date: Friday, April 8
Time: 16:00 – 18:00

Please join us for the exciting launch of I’ll tell you why….I can’t wear those clothes by Noreen O’Sullivan. Finally, a book that helps children, their parents, teachers and others understand and cope with Tactile Defensiveness, a physical condition that renders one overly sensitive to certain touch sensations.

Here are just a few of the many great reviews the book has already received:

“…..the photos are gorgeous and really capture so much that can not be expressed in words”

“…..the way you explain everything is amazing–not too much info, but not dumbing it down either.”

“I ADORE the fact that it is interactive…”
“There are so many books out there and so much on line for me to read. And of course I understand it, but he doesn’t and your book it a great way for us to sit down and talk about it.”

“I also want to have it out in the house so others will pick it up and it will help them to understand him better. So I’ll stop hearing (not that I listen) tell him to get over it! That is just plain ignorance.”


Being Danish – Professor Richard Jenkins

Date: Monday, April 11
Time: 19:00 – 21:00
Fee: 50,-

To sign up please send an email to [email protected]

Join us for an interesting, illuminating and entertaining evening with Professor Richard Jenkins and his book “Being Danish – Paradoxes of Identity in Everyday Life”.

Professor Jenkins’ recently published book sheds some much anticipated light on what it means to be Danish. Among the many issues explored in the book are attitudes to the European Union, the symbolism of the Royal house and the flag, the State’s contribution to personal identity, the place of Christianity in “Danishness”, and the impact on Danes of the recent arrival of mainly Islamic immigrants.

The book has been described as a major contribution to the sociology and anthropology of identity and to debates about identity in Denmark and elsewhere in Europe.

About Professor Richard Jenkins

Richard Jenkins is a Professor of Sociology at the University of Sheffield. Trained as a social anthropologist, he has done field research in Northern Ireland, England, Wales and Denmark.

Among other works, he is the author of social identity (Routledge, 3rd edition 2008), Rethinking Ethnicity (Sage, 2nd edition 2008) and Foundations of Sociology (Palgrave Macmillan 2002).


2 – part Photography Workshop

This workshop is full.
Dates: Thursdays March 31 and April 7, 2011
Times: 19:00 – 21:00
Fee: 500 for both sessions (includes drinks and snacks)

To sign up please send an email to [email protected]

Basic Creative Camera Workshop

Learn how to use the manual settings on your camera for the picture you mean to take. We will get familiar with shutter speed, aperture and ISO
-their relationship to each other
-how they influence the photograph

We will think through the picture(s) you want to take:
-analyze whether ISO/aperture or shutter speed is a determining factor for a particular photo-op
-composing the photo: zooming in or out and recomposing

We will work through the classic ways to capture such things as:
-sport action
-portraits that allow you to call attention to your subject
-group shots where everyone is in focus
-landscapes

Participants will enjoy optional homework assignments that allow you to further your learning in your spare time.

Participants must have a camera with the possibility for manual settings and a camera manual (many can be googled and downloaded from internet if lost) and be ready to walk outside to take practice shots if time and weather permits.

Participants are welcome to request a topic via email to Books and Company. Topics will be covered if time allows. If time does not allow, there is a possibility of covering topics in a second pair of workshops.

About Leah Meany Kristensen

Leah Kristensen is a former teacher and freelance photographer. She looks forward to making the workshop productive for everyone.
For more on Leah’s work please visit her website.


Finding the best in ourselves and our children

2-part workshop

Speaker/facilitator: Gabriella Ohnemus

Dates: Sundays, May 8 and May 15, 2011
Time: 10 – 17
Fee: 1.100 kr total for both sessions (includes drinks and snacks)

To sign up please send an email to [email protected] by April 29, 2011.

Would you like your family members to communicate respectfully and peacefully with one another? Would you like your children to be responsible for their own actions? Is setting clear boundaries with relevant consequences a challenge for you? Are your children learning from their mistakes?

“Finding the best in ourselves and our children” addresses these issues and more, with five practical strategies based on virtues such as respect, caring and honesty. Parents find that The Virtues Project strategies make family life more peaceful and joyful for everyone. Based on the premise that all of us have virtues within and that we as parents can draw them forth from our children helps us to focus on the positive and to get fabulous results.

About Gabriella Ohnemus

Course facilitator Gabriella Ohnemus has a degree in Hotel Management from the Swiss Hotel Management School of Lucerne. She has worked in various hotels in Switzerland, for Tetra Pak in Lausanne as well as run her own companies (travel agency, recruitment agency, recruitment site). Presently, Gabriella works as an Italian teacher among others at Widex. Gabriella has been the Chair of The Virtues Project Denmark since 2008. The aim is to make the project an instrument for multicultural teaching in Danish schools.



Denmark in the 20th Century – the short version

Historian Bo Lidegaard

Date: Wednesday March 9, 2011
Time: 19:00-21:00
Fee: 100 kr. (includes drink)

Based on his recent book “A Short History of Denmark in the 20th Century”, Bo Lidegaard presents an overview of the creation of the modern Danish welfare state and the current society as we know it. The presentation will include an outline of Denmark’s precarious position during the World Wars and the Cold War and will also outline the background for the Danish economy to be one of the most competetive in the world despite high taxes and the huge public sector. In his crisp vision Bo Lidegaard will also explain how Denmark can be seen not as a mix between socialism and capitalism but rather as one of the societies providing most individual freedom to its citizens.

About Bo Lidegaard

Dr. Bo Lidegaard holds a doctorate in Contemporary History from University of Copenhagen and is Associate Professor at Copenhagen Business School. He has published a number of major works on Denmark and International Relations in the 20th century focussing on the dynamics between security policies and the development of modern welfare state. Alongside with his academic career Ambassador Lidegaard is a senior member of the Danish Foreign Service. Since 2005 he has served as Permanent Under-Secretary of State in the cabinet of the Danish Prime Minister with responsibilities corresponding to those of a National Security Advisor. From 2007 he has headed the team preparing The United Nations Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen in December 2009 and in recent years he has been deeply involved with international negotiations on climate change and low carbon development strategies

A Christmas Carol

Date: Thursday December 2, 2010
Time: 19:00 – 21:00
Fee: 50 kr (includes a drink and Christmas cake)

Get ready for a wonderful holiday season with the master Christmas storyteller we all know and love, Charles Dickens, and the story of Christmas Past, Christmas Present and Christmas Future.

Why did Dickens write it when he did? How did it become an over night success? Why has it become the one story we associate with Christmas?
AND of course a few of the most famous passages will be read aloud!

Dickens became “the man who invented” Christmas and in just over a year – in February 2012 – Dickensians around the globe will mark the 200th anniversary of Charles Dickens’ birth. Lise Lotte Frederiksen has been meeting with Dickens experts in the UK and will also talk about the many celebrations in connection with this anniversary in England and in Denmark, where the Danish branch of the Dickens Fellowship has many projects planned.

About Lise Lotte Frederiksen
Lise Lotte is cand.mag in Danish, Drama and English and a senior lecturer.

Lise Lotte also owns Peter & Ping, a travel agency specialising in city walks in and around Copenhagen as well as literary tours in Denmark and the UK.


Small doses, small people, high stakes?

Speaker: Speaker David Gee, Senior Adviser, Science, Policy, Emerging Issues, Integrated Environmental Assessment, at the European Environment Agency.

Date: Thursday November 4, 2010
Time: 19:00 – 21:00
Fee: 50,- kr.

To sign up, please send an email to [email protected]

There are at least 30,000 largely untested chemicals on the European market and in the products that you buy.  So, despite new laws on chemicals that were passed in 2007 – The Registration, Evaluation, and Authorisation of Chemicals (REACH) – the main “guinea pigs” for the safety of these chemicals are you and your children: they are usually more sensitive to the same doses of chemicals than adults are.

Scientific data is increasingly indicating that many of these chemicals in products are harmful, especially to pregnant women, the foetus, infants, and children.

For example, BPA , which is put into dental fillings, CDs, babies bottles, and many other plastic products, is now present in over 90 % of the blood and breast milk of US adults: the position in Europe is likely to be the same.

Luckily, the amounts of these chemicals in humans are usually very low e.g. less than one part in a million, but animal studies show that they are toxic at these and even lower doses.

Join us for an interesting evening of information and discussion.

About David Gee

David was educated in politics and economics and has worked for 36 years at the science/policy interface of occupational and environmental risk assessment & reduction, with UK Trade Unions: with the Environmental Group, Friends of the Earth, where he was Director; and, since December 1995, with the European Environment Agency, an EU environmental information providing body in Copenhagen, where he is Senior Adviser, Science, Policy, Emerging Issues in the Integrated Environmental Assessment Programme.

He has published reports and peer reviewed articles and lectured on several issues, including Scientific Uncertainty; the Precautionary Principle; Environmental Health; Environmental Taxes and Ecological Tax Reform; Clean production/ Eco-efficiency; Endocrine disrupting chemicals; Electromagenetic fields etc.
He is initiator, co-editor and contributor to the widely cited and used EEA report, “Late Lessons from Early Warnings: the Precautionary Principle 1898-2000” (2001) which is now going into vol 2 (2011)

David is married with four daughters.


Finding the best in ourselves and our children

2-part workshop

Speaker/facilitator: Gabriella Ohnemus

Dates: Sundays, November 7th and 14th 2010
Time: 10 – 17
Fee: 1.100 kr total for both sessions (includes drinks and snacks)

To sign up please send an email to [email protected] by Tuesday November 2, 2010.

Would you like your family members to communicate respectfully and peacefully with one another? Would you like your children to be responsible for their own actions? Is setting clear boundaries with relevant consequences a challenge for you? Are your children learning from their mistakes?

“Finding the best in ourselves and our children” addresses these issues and more, with five practical strategies based on virtues such as respect, caring and honesty. Parents find that The Virtues Project strategies make family life more peaceful and joyful for everyone. Based on the premise that all of us have virtues within and that we as parents can draw them forth from our children helps us to focus on the positive and to get fabulous results.

About Gabriella Ohnemus

Course facilitator Gabriella Ohnemus has a degree in Hotel Management from the Swiss Hotel Management School of Lucerne. She has worked in various hotels in Switzerland, for Tetra Pak in Lausanne as well as run her own companies (travel agency, recruitment agency, recruitment site). Presently, Gabriella works as an Italian teacher at EEC and is responsible for the organic lunch programme EAT at Holberg Skole in Copenhagen. Gabriella has been the Chair of The Virtues Project Denmark since 2008. The aim is to make the project an instrument for multicultural teaching in Danish schools.

Perfectionism and the Learning Mindset

Workshop taught by: International speaker, executive coach and educator Jeneva Patterson

Date: Thursday October 7, 2010
Time: 19:00 – 22:00
Fee: 300,- kr. (includes a drink of your choice )

To sign up please send an email to [email protected]

Young children enjoy the daily benefit of making many mistakes on their way to learning the skills they’ll use for a lifetime.

These kids don’t worry about looking silly to an onlooker as they lunge forward on their short legs while learning to walk.  Indeed, there isn’t even an exam that awaits them at age 12 months to determine if they are worthy of walking or not.  No one cares how many times it takes for them to fall before they master that useful skill.

In fact, while these little kids are falling and getting scraped, the grown ups around them encourage, support and empathize, while getting them back on their feet in order that they finally reap the benefits of effort, failure and success.

Interestingly, on the way to adulthood, some of these same kids continue to learn life’s skills while remaining undaunted by, and even thriving on, the metaphorical stumbling blocks of life.

However, some of those kids end up believing that it’s not just enough to master a skill, they actually have to know the skill before they’ve even learned it.  Their mantra is:  ‘You’re either born a natural leader or you’re not.’  ‘You’ve can either sing or you can’t.’  ‘You either live happily-ever-after, or you don’t.’

In this workshop we’ll explore the benefits, and practice the skills of, a learning mindset.  We will define perfectionism and how it does or does not influence our own lives and our goals and dreams.

About Jeneva Patterson
Jeneva heads up The Pula Group, a global consulting firm that advances its clients’ individual and organizational productivity, positivity and performance.

Jeneva Patterson holds a Master’s degree from Harvard University in Human Development and Psychology, and a Master’s in Organization Development from the AU/NTL program of American University and the National Training Laboratories for Applied Behavioral Science (NTL) of Bethel, Maine.

She holds a Certificate in the Foundations of Positive Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania and continues to study Management and Applied Positive Psychology at Harvard University.

Jeneva was a member of a teaching team in Global Leadership at the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, where she also coached global business and NGO leaders.


The Gothic Novel

Speaker Lise Lotte Frederiksen

Date: Thursday, September 23, 2010
Time: 19:00 – 21:00
Fee: 50,- kr.

To sign up please send an email to [email protected]

The Gothic novel is a fascinating genre. Part romance, part horror – fear of darkness and the thrill of the unknown.

Lise Lotte will explore the Gothic novel (and tales) by going through some of the most prolific books written within this tradition. One highlight will be “Wuthering Heights” by Emily Brontë. It was her only novel and remains to this day a challenge to its readers!

The novel, “Jane Eyre”, written by her sister, Charlotte, will be touched upon as well works by Edgar Allan Poe and Hans Christian Andersen.

Surrounded by wild moorlands, the Brontë Sisters created a world of their own, and Emily Brontë’s characters are as untamed as her surroundings! They are steeped in myth, so what is fact and what is fiction?

In her talk, Lise Lotte will deal with the psychological aspects of the Gothic texts, and aim at finding out why it has so many followers – even today! Her talk will be accompanied by pictures and photographs focusing on the Gothic “attraction”.

About Lise Lotte Frederiksen
Lise Lotte is cand.mag in Danish, Drama and English and a senior lecturer.

Lise Lotte also owns Peter & Ping, a travel agency specialising in city walks in and around Copenhagen as well as literary tours in Denmark and the UK.


Book Launch Party

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Date: Wednesday May 19
Time: 16:00 – 18:00

Books & Company is proud to present the ultimate book for the sweet tooth in all of us!

Mai Knauer has written a cookbook that will satisfy the cravings of even the most demanding cake lover.

Mai decided to put the book together as an homage to cakes, the joy they can bring, how, in an instant, they can put a smile on the face of a child, of girlfriends sharing a cup of tea or a friend who is having a bad day. With Sweet Nothing, the proof truly is in the pudding: it is possible   to make a delicious cake with simple, good ingredients, a minimum of kitchen appliances and a loving hand.

With beautiful photos, easy, accessible recipes and simple ingredient lists you can go straight from the book launch at Books & Company to your kitchen and on to the dessert table. A quick look is all it takes for any one of us – from the least to the most experienced baker – to feel convinced that we too can invite friends and family over for a true feast.

Sweet Nothing is in Danish, translation into English is in the works.


Transition time

Workshop taught by: International speaker, executive coach and educator Jeneva Patterson

Date: Thursday, May 20th 2010
Time: 19:00 – 22:00
Fee: 250,- kr. (includes a drink of your choice )

Change happens every day, sometimes it’s big and sometimes it’s small, sometimes it’s welcome, sometimes it’s not.  Sometimes you’re just not sure what to make of it: elation?, disappointment?, fear?, excitement?  All of the above?  School will end for summer, some families may be leaving, some may be staying, jobs will change and evolve, and so on.

This workshop will explore the 3 components of significant change:  The Ending, The Neutral Zone and The New Beginning.

Transitions, the enduring and updated book by William Bridges, will guide participants through a step by step approach to the inevitable big changes of our lives.  With an emphasis on embracing and deriving lasting meaning from large scale change, we will focus on helping ourselves and our loved ones through these transitions.

About Jeneva Patterson
Jeneva heads up The Pula Group, a global consulting firm that advances its clients’ individual and organizational productivity, positivity and performance.

Jeneva Patterson holds a Master’s degree from Harvard University in Human Development and Psychology, and a Master’s in Organization Development from the AU/NTL program of American University and the National Training Laboratories for Applied Behavioral Science (NTL) of Bethel, Maine.

She holds a Certificate in the Foundations of Positive Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania and continues to study Management and Applied Positive Psychology at Harvard University.

Jeneva was a member of a teaching team in Global Leadership at the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, where she also coached global business and NGO leaders.


Shakespeare in Venice


Speaker: Lise Lotte Frederiksen

Date: Thursday May 27, 2010
Time: 19:00 – 21:00
Fee: 50,- kr (includes drink of your choice)

To sign up, please send an email to [email protected]

The topic for the evening will be Shakespeare and Venice. Lise Lotte Frederiksen will take her starting point in The Merchant of Venice and later on move on to Othello, another Venice-related play.

How does Shakespeare portray the city – one of the most beautiful in the world? Was he ever there? In what way do the plays reveal Shakespeare as the world’s greatest playwright? Was Shakespeare one or several persons and did he have a sister? So many questions, so many answers.

Are you confused now? Well, you might still be after an evening with Lise Lotte – but on a higher level!

The talk will be accompanied by photographs from Lise Lotte’s literary tour to Venice.

About Lise Lotte Frederiksen
Lise Lotte is cand.mag in Danish, Drama and English and a senior lecturer.

Lise Lotte also owns Peter & Ping, a travel agency specialising in city walks in and around Copenhagen as well as literary tours in Denmark and the UK.

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