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Johan Einar Bjerkem

Johan Einar Bjerkem is a storyteller and the founder and director of the organization Hilmarfestivalen ( He also owns Bjerkem farm ( where he welcomes visitors together with his family. He has written six books about tradition and culture: mainly storytelling, fairytales, folk dancing, presentation technique, and history. He is also a trainer in UNESCO’s Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage.