3-days fellowship for international book professionals
Slovene Book Fair, Ljubljana
23 - 26 November 2021
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.
B2B meeting at the Frankfurt Book Fair 2020
Thursday 21of October, 2021 10-12 AM
A networking session for international publishers interested in the exchange of quality books for children and young adults with an emphasis on inclusion.
Talent development programme
Belgium, The Netherlands, Portugal, Slovenia, Croatia & Germany
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.
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?
March - November 2020
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.
Presentation of inclusion charter at the Frankfurt Book Fair 2020
14/10/2020 - 18/10/2020
Postponed to 2021 due to COVID-19
Offering book professionals a charter text and specific tools to work on inclusion.
Panel discussion and author events at the Zagreb Book festival, schools, libraries, and bookstores
24/05/2021 - 28/05/2021
Zagreb Book Festival 2021. will feature a whole program line dedicated to pointing out the importance of inclusion in literature. This will be done through organizing several events such as panel discussion-themed Books: windows and mirrors of the world or as author events with an established inclusive writer presenting his work and sharing his/her experiences about this field of literature.
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.
Book pitching at the Frankfurt Book Fair
20/10/2021 - 24/10/2021
The writers and illustrators that participated in our Talent Development Programme will get the chance to present their new, inclusive stories to an audience of international publishers and other organizations within the literary field.
Author events at Zagreb Book Festival 2022
23/05/2022 - 28/05/2022
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.
Author events in schools, libraries, and bookstores
23/05/2022 - 28/05/2022
All of the participants will have an opportunity to talk about their experiences working in the program to students, kids, and young adults through several events organized in schools, libraries, and bookstores. This kind of communication will be more intimate and will potentially allow significant exchange between authors and the audience.
Presentation of the stories produced by the talent development programme at the Frankfurt Book Fair
19/10/2022 - 23/10/2022
To finish the Talent Development Programme, the participants will give a multimedia presentation of their inclusive stories. Their stories and books will be pitched to a wider audience of publishers and other interested parties from different countries.
B2B meeting at the Frankfurt Book Fair 2022
19/10/2022 - 19/10/2022
Final presentation of the project to a professional audience.
20/10/2022 - 20/10/2022
Reporting about our achievements, past activities and possible perspectives for the future.