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Turquoise blue background with a heading that reads "Workshops on bibliodiversity: Portugal 2020-2021. For more information:". Beside the heading lies the logos of Every Story Mattters and Acesso Cultura.

Library workshops 


In 2020 and 2021, Every Story Matters organizes 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?


The workshops, organized by our Portuguese project partner Acesso Cultura, will start with a testimony that reflects on plural representation and will analyze specific books on diversity. This will be followed by a debate on the selection criteria that govern the choices of all mediators, whether they are librarians, teachers, educators, animators, or family caregivers.

The trainer guiding these workshops will be Andreia Brites. Being a reading mediator since 2003, Andreia believes that libraries are one of the last bastions of democracy. She is a certified trainer of teachers in the areas of reading, writing, and literature and develops sessions for the promotion of reading and books and directs reading clubs, mainly with children and young people.


Participation is free of charge upon prior registration (except in Ílhavo, where the workshop is part of the Public Territories initiative program). Below you can find the list of workshops.


For more information on the workshops, please visit the website of the organizing partner Acesso Cultura:


"I want to express my sincere thanks for the experience and the sharing in this bibliodiverse world. The session exceeded my expectations! I just loved it.
Andreia Brites is an exceptional professional! She has got an astonishing motivation and a key that opens people's minds and makes them reflect on their perspectives and actions. Brilliant! I have already filled out the evaluation form, maximum score."

One of the sources of inspiration that is used during the workshops is the Ted Talk of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (The Danger of a Single Story). If you haven’t already checked it out, this is your chance! 




January 21       Funchal, Funchal Municipal Library

February 4       Rio Maior, Laureano Santos Municipal Library


February 6       Almada, Central Library, Forum Romeu Correia

February 8       Ílhavo, Laboratory of Arts, Vista Alegre Theatre


February 12     Torres Vedras, Torres Vedras Municipal Library

February 27     Pombal, Pombal Municipal Library


October 3         Guarda, Eduardo Lourenço Municipal library

October 12       Faro, Biblioteca Municipal de Faro "António Ramos Rosa" 

October 22       Matosinhos, Biblioteca Municipal Florbela Espanca

December 2     Braga, Lúcio Craveiro da Silva Library


May 8                 Beja, Biblioteca Municipal de Beja, José Saramago

May 15               Amadora, Biblioteca Municipal Fernando Piteira Santos

May 27               Bragança, Biblioteca Municipal

Jun 22                Bragança, Biblioteca Municipal

November 10      Vila Velha de Ródão, Biblioteca Municipal José Baptista Martins




Article in ‘Meta’ (professional librarian magazine - Belgium)

Available in English here

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