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3-days fellowship for international book professionals


Postponed (Dates T.B.C.)

Want to dive deeper into the topic of inclusive children’s books? Every Story Matters is organizing a 3-day fellowship during the Slovenian Book Fair in Ljubljana.

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Talent development programme

Belgium, The Netherlands, Portugal, Slovenia, Croatia & Germany

1/02/2020- 23/10/2022

This programme guides six talented writers and illustrators from six different European countries to produce inclusive stories for children. Each participant is matched to a mentor, who is an experienced author or illustrator. During the programme, the participants follow workshops and online masterclasses to deepen their knowledge of inclusive storytelling.


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The online masterclasses are available here >>

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Germany, Frankfurt

19/10/2022 - 23/10/2022

Join us for the Every Story Matters finale at the Frankfurt Book Fair 2022. We will present our project’s results and conclusions, showcase our authors & illustrators and present their stories made during our talent development programme. Drop by for one of our events, network with other professionals interested in inclusive children’s books, and visit us at our stand.

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Past activities

23/05/2022 - 28/05/2022

Croatia, Zagreb

The promotion of manuscripts created by participants of the Talent development program will be promoted at Zagreb Book Festival 2022. All of the participants and mentors will have an opportunity to talk about their experiences working in the program and read or show parts of their work. 

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B2B meeting at the Bologna Children’s Book Fair 2022

Tuesday 22 March 2022, 10h-13h

Bologna, Italy

A networking session for international publishers interested in the exchange of quality books for children and young adults with an emphasis on inclusion. The event will offer a first-hand acquaintance with the new stories developed by the six participating artists from our Talent Development Programme.

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Presentation of inclusion platform at the Frankfurt Book Fair 2021

21of October 2021

Germany, Frankfurt

Offering book professionals a platform text and specific tools to work on inclusion.

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B2B meeting at the Frankfurt Book Fair 2021

Thursday 21of October 2021 10-12 AM

Germany, Frankfurt

A networking session for international publishers interested in the exchange of quality books for children and young adults with an emphasis on inclusion.

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Library Workshops

2020 - 2021


In 2020 & 2021, Every Story Matters organises 15 workshops for librarians and teachers. In various libraries in Portugal, we will focus on bibliodiversity. How can reading mediators offer a plurality of voices to their readers? What limitations do they face?


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B2B meeting Bologna Children’s Book Fair 2021

Tuesday 22nd of June

and Wednesday 23rd of June 2021


Due to the ongoing corona pandemic, the planned networking event by Every Story Matters at the Bologna Book Fair 2021 cannot take place in live form. 

Instead, we bring you two fascinating online lectures with experts who will tell you more about different aspects of diversity and inclusion, how to understand these concepts and how modern technology can help us put them into practice.

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Zagreb Book Festival

24 - 28 May 2021 

Croatia, Zagreb/Online

This year the festival was featuring a number of interesting panel discussions and events powered by Every Story Matters.

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School Workshops

 March till November 2020

Berlin, Germany

5 workshops in digital storytelling, training around 50 children and young adults. 

Each student will create a short story on an A4 paper, combining drawing, collage, text writing, and multimedia content using the augmented reality technique. The workshop gives the students a basic understanding of digital narratives, storytelling, and the importance of inclusion.


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Opening conference

19. Nov. 2019

Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation 

Lisbon, Portugal.

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