Lene E. Westerås (1969) is a Norwegian and Sami writer of children books, poetry and plays. She is also an art photographer. Lene E Westerås is situated in Tromsø, Norway. She translates poetry from English to Norwegian. She studied writing at the University of Tromsø and has a Bachelor from the same place. She has been chairman of board in several literary and cultural organizations. She is writing book reviews in different magazines and web pages. She co-founded the periodical Literary Magazine Kuiper. Westerås has been working as an editor for several publishing houses since 2007. She has contributed in many anthologies and is also writing non-fiction – mainly from the Middle East areas where she is frequently travelling.
Westerås is doing voluntary work in Palestinian refugee camps in Lebanon with Workshops in Creative Writing. Currently she is working as an editor for several Norwegian publishing houses, as well as working on new projects and text/photo cross over art exhibitions. She gives Workshops in Creative Writing in Norway as well.
Currently she is taking a Master degree at the Peace center at the Arctic University in Tromsø – UIT, Norway.
She is member of the following Organizations:
Nordnorsk forfatterlag (Nnf) The union for writers from the northern part of Norway
Samisk forfatterforening, Sámi Girječálliid Searvi (SGS) Sámi Writers´Assosiation
Norske barne- og ungdomsbokforfattere (NBU) Norwegian writers for children
Norsk faglitterær forfatter- og oversetterforening (Nffo) Norwegian Non-Fiction Writers and Translators Association
Norsk forfattersentrum (NF) The Norwegian Writers´ Center
Norsk Kritikerlag Norwegian Critics´ Association
Samisk kunstnerforbund. Sámi Dáiddačehpiid Searvi (SDS) Sámi Artists´ Union
Photo: VasilyK and E.Lindner