New Dates for The Bologna Book Fair

It’s that time of the year again, The Bologna Children’s Book Fair. At last the revised dates have been announced for 2021. It will run from 14 th to 17 th June – both in Bologna and online!

Highlights: Inside The Picture Book Master Class, we are told tickets will be available for purchase soon.

The dates for the online English language event is 23rd Apri,l via Zom, 10 am to 11.30 am GMT

Up for discussion is, how a picturebook is born. How does the text relate to the project, the illustrations to the graphic art, and art to the market? A special double session meeting.

Irish stand at the Bologna Children's Book Fair
Irish stand at the Bologna Children’s Book Fair

Picture book agent and editorial producer, Debbie Bibo, and Ireland’s own, illustrator and graphic artist, Chris Haughton, will explain how a picturebook comes about, from the initial idea and the creation of a character through to the international success of a publication.

Writer and journalist, Nadia Terranova, and illustrator and film director, Lorenzo Mattotti, will tell the story of their book “Aladino e la lampada magica”, published by Orecchio Acerbo editore, describing the illustrations, how much they were inspired by the classic children’s story, and how much they re-wrote.

The masterclass will conclude with a Q&A session.

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