Library workshops 



In 2020, 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?


The workshops, organised by our Portuguese project partner Acesso Cultura, will start with a testimony that reflects on plural representation and will analyse 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 this 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 organising 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

March 17         Braga, Lúcio Craveiro da Silva Library - POSTPONED

March 25         Bragança, Municipal Library - POSTPONED

April 18            Beja, Beja Municipal Library José Saramago - POSTPONED

April 22            Vila Velha de Ródão, José Baptista Martins Municipal Library - POSTPONED 

April 27            Faro, Biblioteca Municipal de Faro "António Ramos Rosa" - POSTPONED 

May 6               Matosinhos, Biblioteca Municipal Florbela Espanca - POSTPONED 

May 11             Angra do Heroismo, Public Library and Regional Archive Luís da Silva Ribeiro - POSTPONED


May 12             Ponta Delgada, Public Library and Regional Archive of Ponta Delgada - POSTPONED 

May 13             Horta, Public Library and Regional Archive of João José da Graça - POSTPONED