Writing for BIPoC-children

Writing for BIPoC-children. A panel.
Thu 5.8.2021, at 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Helsinki Central Library Oodi, Töölönlahdenkatu 4, Helsinki
Free

Date and time

Thu 5.8.2021, at 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Location

Helsinki Central Library Oodi, Töölönlahdenkatu 4, Vironniemi, Helsinki
Helsinki Central Library Oodi
Töölönlahdenkatu 4
Vironniemi
Helsinki
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Languages

Englanti, Suomi

Other information

oodi@hel.fi
+358 9 310 85000

Organizer information

Price

Free

Description

The project DRIN - Visions for Children's Books is organising a workshop (02.-07.08.2021) on writing children's books that aim at empowering BIPOC who are interested in or are already writing books for children.

At the event in Oodi, the participants will discuss following questions: How do the participants feel about the writing workshop so far? What kind of stories have they worked on in the workshop? What is special about writing for (BIPoC) children? What is it like to work as a BIPoC writer in Finland? What kind of a world would we like to write for children? What are the utopias and dreams of the participants and instructors?

The workshop is one answer to the question the DRIN-project asks: How to bring out new kinds of illustrations and narratives? The workshop is about networking and empowerment.

Welcome to listen and discuss with us!

The participants are:
illustrator Jasmina El Bouamraoui (El Boum),
writer Chantal-Fleur Sandjon
comic artist Warda Ahmed.
Further participants to be confirmed.

The event will be organised according to prevailing Covid-19 restrictions.

The panel discussion is part of the project DRIN - Visions for Children's Books.