WE need locally grown books!
In March 2018, we organized, along with Reading Together Romania, Enormous smallness – books that love children in under 1000 words, a 2 & 1/2 day creative workshop for 17 Romanian children's authors and illustrators. During this interactive, hands-on writing workshop, Jane G. Meyer, a children's book author based in Santa Barbara, talked about how to write short picture books.
Florin Bican, one of the most loved and well-known author of children's local books, lead a discussion panel aimed at finding solutions for the lack of short picture books in Romania. Invited speakers: Adina Rosetti (writer); Livia Coloji (illustrator); (Virginia Costeschi, Trei Publishing House); Laura Albulescu (Arthur Publishing House); Cătălina Ulrich Hygum (Bucharest University/Department of Education).
Implementation team: Cris Pîrvu, Brandi Anderson Bates and Gabriela Nenciu.
Sponsors: Editura Cartea Copiilor.