Program SmåBUS 2023

Sunday 2 July 2023

  • Evening: Arrival participants SmåBUS 2023 

Monday 3 July 2023

  • Morning:
    • 08.00 Breakfast

    • 09.30 Welcome

    • 10.00 - 11.30 Opening lecture: Marit Törnqvist (Netherlands)
      BOOKS AS BRIDGES

    • 12.00 Lunch

  • Afternoon: 

    • 13.30 - 17.00 (with fika 15.00 - 15.30)
      As a participant you choose one workshop out of three.

      Workshop 1: Jan de Kinder (Belgium)
      FROM BLUSHING TO FINDING THE COURAGE TO TELL YOUR OWN STORY (a workshop on storyboards)

      Workshop 2: Malin Klingenberg (Finland)
      PLAYFUL CREATIVE WRITING - The Finnish way

      Workshop 3: Marcus-Gunnar Pettersson (Sweden)
      COINCIDENCE AND FANTASY - to create visual worlds with coffee stains



  • Evening: 
    • 18.00 - 19.00 dinner

    • 19.00 - 20.00   Lecture Richard Câmara (Portugal)
      THE WORDS THAT FLED THE DICTIONARY - How to introduce visual awareness in a children's illustrated book.


      For Children:

09.00-12.00: drawing with Bilderbokskollektivet
Nässjö Library

Tuesday 4 July 2023

  • Morning:

    • 08.00 Breakfast

    • 09.30 - 10.30 Lecture Pieter Gaudesaboos (Belgium)
      FROM LITTLE RED RAG TO A SEA OF LOVE - seven picture books off the beaten path
    • 10.30 - 11.00 Fika

    • 11.00 - 12.30 Lecture Karin Salmson (Sweden)
      FINDING MIRRORS AND OPENING WINDOWS IN CHILDREN'S PICTURE BOOKS

    • 12.30 - 13.30 Lunch
  • Afternoon:

    • 13.30 Buss travel to Astrid Lindgrens Näs

    • 15.00 Presentation of the SmåBUS Exhibition Hela Världens Madicken

    • 16.00 Visit gardens and permanent exhibition at Astrid Lindgrens Näs

    • Trip to Sörängen

  • Evening: 18.00 - 19.00 Dinner

    • 20.00 Portfolio evening
      (Participants get the opportunity to present their book projects to each other.)

Wednesday 5 July 2023

  • Morning:

    • 08.00 Breakfast

    • 09.00-10.00 Lecture Aline Sax (Belgium)
      COURAGE UNDER FIRE - Taking children's books seriously 

    • 10.00-10.30 Fika

    • 10.30-11.30 Lecture Maike Stein (Germany):
      DRAGONS, MAGIC AND TRUTH - Telling Queer Stories.

  • Noon: 12.00 Lunch

  • Afternoon:

    • 13.00-15.30 Workshop Richard Câmara (Portugal)
      COURAGE AND VULNERABILITY INTHE ACT OF DRAWING YOURSELVES AND YOUR SURROUNDINGS

    • 13.00- 14.30 Film CLOUDBOY, Meikeminne Clinckspoor (Belgium)


    • 15.30-16.30 Lecture Meikeminne Clinckspoor (Belgium)


    • 17.00-18.00 Information on residency possibilities

  • Evening: Buffet with live music


    Participants travel back home after their breakfast on 6 July 2023.


  • Extra:
    • Exhibition Madicken
    • Illustrators are invited to submit an illustration (1 original work, 1 print) to SmåBUS. This illustration is to be based on the stories about Madicken, also known as Mardie in the English books. The original work will exhibited at Astrid Lindgrens Näs during the summer.
      There is a possibility that the exhibition will travel.

    • Extra:
      • During the festival, there are meet and greets to discover the work and life of colleagues from different countries.

    • Extra:
      • Have you met colleagues that thruly inspire you during the festival? Do you feel like working together? Then take the opportunity to submit a request to become artists in residence (2 weeks in 2024).