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EU-China-litfest 17: Artists, Writers, Picture Books – Creating a Space where Adults and Children Engage

Isabel Minhós Martins (Portugal), Xiong Liang (China)

Saturday, November 28. 5 pm Beijing Time

Magical, spell-binding worlds are created in picture books, where art and words collude. The resulting creations can serve as a bridge between young readers and adults, establishing a new space where both can share their differing perspectives on the messages they absorb. To discuss their own work and the intriguing world of creating content that children will relish, we are joined by two leading lights from the genre – Isabel Minhós Martins from Portugal and Xiong Liang from Zhejiang province in China. Isabel Minhós Martins is the author of multiple award-winning picture books and non-fiction titles for children, several of which are available in Chinese translation, and she is also co-founder of publishing house Planeta Tangerina, which was distinguished as Best European Publisher for Children at the Bologna Children’s Book Fair. Xiong Liang is a painter, author, illustrator and a pioneering picture books author. His books have been translated into numerous languages and he has garnered multiple awards, including a nomination for the prestigious Hans Christian Andersen Award.

How to Join the Online Event:

Zoom Webinar ID: 663 2723 9940 (click to register)     or     scan the WeChat QR code