Children´s Book Festival 2018


Mark following dates in your calendar: 19, 20 and 21 september 2018 

SmåBUS then organizes the first international children’s and young adult literature festival in the heart of Småland.

Under the denomination NARRATIVE POWER AND THE PLEASURE OF READING SmåBUS offers writers and illustrators a platform, where inspiration and experience in the field of children’s and young adult literature are stimulated.

Published youth authors and illustrators run into each other in an inspiring environment during talks, workshops and 1001 spontaneous encounters. A delightful mix of young, and less young, book nerds from different countries, with different views, but all with the same respect for each other and for the importance of qualitative high standing children’s and young adult literature.

Here, all participants find inspiration in the beauty of differences.
Here, new book projects come to life.

SmåBUS 2018 brings writers and illustrators into contact with publishers, retailers, libraries and schools.

Illustrators also get the chance to work on an international exhibition in Astrid Lindgrens Näs.

Together we’re all part of an inspiring cultural movement, in the spirit of Astrid Lindgren.

We’ve got a program most people can only dream of, with speakers like Jenny Valentine (Guardian Children's Fiction Prize 2007), Gerda Dendooven (Woutertje Pieterse Prize 2017), Katarina von Bredow (Astrid Lindgren Prize 2013) and with even more children’s book authors and illustrators. SmåBUS 2018 will be unforgettable!

Are you...

…a published author or illustrator of children’s and youth literature?

Don’t miss this opportunity to discover the complete festival programme and register here!

…completely enamoured by children’s and youth literature, do you want to discover new genres and styles or do you want to know more about the backgrounds and applications of children’s and youth literature?

Visit one or many captivating lectures by our SmåBUS speakers!
(The tickets for librarians, teachers and the general public become available on the 30 januari 2018.)

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