Event Programme

Discover our wide-ranging programme of events: award ceremonies, international conferences, talks, masterclasses, webinars, live streaming, presentations, meetings and conferences.
 
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Monday 21 March 2022

Flagship Events
Illustrators Café
Sharjah Guest of Honour

21 March

10:00 AM - 11:15 AM

Opening Ceremony

Services Centre
Illustrators Café
Illustrators Café

21 March

11:30 AM - 12:20 PM

FR TRANSLATION ENG AND ITA

Waiting for Three Dots: a meeting with Hervé Tullet

Services Centre
Illustrators Café

Hervé Tullet talks about Three Dots, giant play-sculptures that the artist donated to Bologna and the events preceding the arrival of the sculptures.

Panel

Hervé Tullet, author and illustrator of children's books, France;
Sophie Van der Linden, author and literary critic, France

Organized by

Hamelin Associazione Culturale

In cooperation with

Salaborsa Ragazzi, Bologna Biblioteche, Franco Cosimo Panini, Bayard Editions

Illustrators Café
Awards

21 March

12:30 PM - 01:20 PM

PREMIO ANDERSEN 41: i libri finalisti del riconoscimento italiano ai libri per ragazzi 2022

Services Centre
Illustrators Café

Uno sguardo alla produzione editoriale dell'anno: le scelte della Giuria del "Premio Andersen - il mondo dell'infanzia", aspettando la proclamazione dei vincitori sabato 28 maggio a Genova, momento nel quale sarà assegnato anche il premio alla libreria dell'anno per ragazzi, intitolato a Gianna e Roberto Denti e promosso da AIE-Associazione Italiana Editori e Andersen.

Panel

Barbara Schiaffino e Walter Fochesato, rivista Andersen;
Pino Boero, docente di Letteratura per l'infanzia dell'Università di Genova;
Maria Fontana Amoretti, responsabile Servizi educativi e culturali di Palazzo Ducale Fondazione per la Cultura di Genova;
Beatrice Fini, coordinatrice Commissione Permanente Ragazzi dell’Associazione Italiana Editori

Organized by

ANDERSEN - la rivista e il premio dei libri per ragazzi

Illustrators Café

21 March

01:30 PM - 02:20 PM

Michelangelo Pistoletto e "ZOE Salvamondo": la collana dedicata ai 17 obiettivi ONU

Services Centre
Illustrators Café
Panel

Michelangelo Pistoletto, artista, pittore e scultore;
Chiara Belliti, curatrice della collana;
Ruggero Poi, autore;
Alice Rossi, illustratrice;
Alessandra Falconi, responsabile del Centro Alberto Manzi

Moderatrice: Martina Russo, redattrice, rivista Andersen

Organized by

Beisler Editore and Cittadellarte - Fondazione Pistoletto

Illustrators Café

21 March

02:30 PM - 03:45 PM

IBBY Press Conference 2022: IBBY Congress 2022, Bookbird, Hans Christian Andersen Award Winners, IBBY-Asahi Reading Promotion Award Winner, IBBY-iRead Outstanding Reading Promoter Award Winners, and much more

Services Centre
Illustrators Café
Organized by

IBBY

Flagship Events
Illustrators Café
Awards

21 March

04:00 PM - 04:50 PM

ITA, ENG

Silent Book Contest 2022 - Announcement of the finalists

Services Centre
Illustrators Café

Announcement of the finalists of the Silent Book Contest 2022 - Gianni De Conno Award, with the International Jury. The Silent Book Contest, now in its ninth edition, is the first international competition dedicated to books without words.

Panel

Patrizia Zerbi, publisher, Carthusia Edizioni;
Walter Fochesato, editor, Italy;
Elena Pasoli, Exhibition Manager, Bologna Children's Book Fair;
Emanuela Bussolati, designer and illustrator, Italy;
Eugenio Tangerini, Head of Media Relations, BPER Banca;

Moderator: Costanza De Conno

Organized by

Carthusia Edizioni

In cooperation with

BCBF, Salone Internazionale del Libro di Torino, Comune di Mulazzo, Associazione Montereggio Paese dei Librai, IOB, Centro per il Libro e la Lettura.

Media partners: RAI Ragazzi and RAI Radio 3

With the support of

BPER Banca

Illustrators Café

21 March

05:00 PM - 06:00 PM

IBBY International Congress 2024 – Trieste (Italy)

Services Centre
Illustrators Café

Presentation of "Join the Revolution! Giving every child good books", 39th IBBY International Congress, to be held in Trieste on 30, 31 August and 1 September 2024.

Panel

Elena Pasoli, Exhibition Manager, Bologna Children's Book Fair;
Liz Page, executive director, IBBY International;
Flavia Cristiano, president, IBBY Italia;
Roberto Piumini, president of the scientifc organising commitee;
Tiziana Gibelli, councillor, Autonomous Region Friuli Venezia Giulia;
Nicole Matteoni, councillor, City of Trieste

Organized by

IBBY Italia

Tuesday 22 March 2022

Illustrators Café
Sharjah Guest of Honour

22 March

10:15 AM - 11:00 AM

Sharjah Guest of Honour programme - Illustrators from the UAE

Services Centre
Illustrators Café

A presentation and commentary on selected works of illustrators Wafa Ibrahim and Nassir Nasrallah to reflect upon their distinguished experience in children's art and to address their techniques, artistic approach and themes they are interesting in drawing.

Panel

Wafa Ibrahim, illustrator, UAE;
Nasser Nasrallah, illustrator, UAE

Organized by

Sharjah Book Authority

Illustrators Café
Sharjah Guest of Honour

22 March

11:15 AM - 12:00 PM

Sharjah Guest of Honour programme - Emirati Identity and Children’s Stories

Services Centre
Illustrators Café

The authors will speak about the uniqueness of Emirati identity, its significance in the past and in the present, and how they managed to express this distinctive Emirati identity through writing children's stories. They will also address the major themes present in their books.

Panel

Dubai Abulhool, author, UAE;
Mrs. Fatma Al Mazrouei, writer, novelist, poet and storyteller, Head of the Historical Archives Section in the National Archives - Ministry of Presidential Affairs
 

Organized by

Sharjah Book Authority

Flagship Events
Illustrators Café
BolognaBookPlus

22 March

12:00 PM - 12:35 PM

Critical Thinking: The role of the critic in promoting books. An ‘In Conversation’ between acclaimed children’s book critic, Leonard S. Marcus and BBPlus Author Ambassador - Michèle Roberts

Services Centre
Illustrators Café
Panel

Leonard S. Marcus children's book historian, critic, educator & publisher;
Michèle Roberts French/British author;
Jacks Thomas, Guest Director, BolognaBookPlus

Organized by

BBPlus

Illustrators Café
Awards

22 March

12:45 PM - 01:45 PM

Announcement of the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award 2022

Services Centre
Illustrators Café

Announcement of the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award 2022, broadcast live from Stockholm.

Panel

Kajsa Ravin, Director General of the Swedish Arts Council;
Jan Björklund, Ambassador of  Sweden to Italy;
Jeanette Gustafsdotter, Swedish Minister for Culture;
Boel Westin, Jury Chair;
Elina Druker, Mårten Sandén and Katarina Kieri, Jury members

Organized by

Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award

Illustrators Café

22 March

02:00 PM - 02:45 PM

Meeting with Lucie Félix, winner of the Grand Ourse prize 2021

Services Centre
Illustrators Café
Organized by

Salon du livre et de la presse jeunesse, Montreuil - France

In cooperation with

Hamelin Associazione Culturale, Biblioteca Salaborsa Ragazzi, Institut français Italia, Les éditions des Grandes Personnes (France), Orfeu Negro (Portugal), Fatatrac (Italy).

With the support of

Institut français

Flagship Events
Illustrators Café

22 March

03:00 PM - 03:50 PM

Meeting with Pei-Hsin Cho and Sarah Mazzetti winners of the 2019 and 2021 International Award for Illustration BCBF - Fundación SM

Services Centre
Illustrators Café
Panel

Pei-Hsin Cho, illustrator, Taiwan;
Sarah Mazzetti, illustrator, Italia;
Teresa Tellechea, Grupo SM, Spain

Organized by

BCBF

In cooperation with

Fundación SM

Illustrators Café

22 March

04:00 PM - 04:50 PM

Silent Wonders: Scholarly words on wordless books

Services Centre
Illustrators Café
Panel

Marcella Terrusi - Childhood history and cultures Instructor, Dpt. Quality Life Studies - University of Bologna. Author of the study Meraviglie mute. Silent book e letteratura per l'infanzia, Carocci, 2017
Tamer Said - Managing Director, Kalimat Group. Publisher of Arabic translation of Meraviglie mute , Kalimat publisher, 2022
Alyazia Al Suwaidi - Founder of Al Fulk for publishing and translation, Publisher of Emirati Silent Books.
Marwa Al Aqrubi - President of the UAE Board on Books for Young People
Flavia Cristiano - President of italian Board on Books for Young People

Moderator: Yasmine Motawy - Senior Instructor, Rhetoric and Composition, The American University in Cairo, Egypt

Organized by

UAE Board on Books for Young People (UAEBBY) and IBBY Italia

Flagship Events
Illustrators Café

22 March

05:00 PM - 05:40 PM

Fluo Books

Services Centre
Illustrators Café

Starting with the bright fluorescent theme that can be found in the selection of books featured in the exhibition "Fluo: Lit Up Books", this round table offers a discussion on illustrated books: from the stylistic and narrative possibilities of colour in the composition of the image, to experimentation in the field of graphics and printing techniques

Panel

Sabine Louali, Éditions des Grandes Personnes, France;
Leonardo Aldegheri, Società Editoriale Grafiche AZ, Italy;
Mirco Dionati, Società Editoriale Grafiche AZ, Italy;
Gaby Bazin, illustrator, France;
Alice Piaggio, illustrator, Italy

Moderators: Grazia Gotti and Petra Paoli, Accademia Drosselmeier, curators of Fluo-Lit up Books exhibition

Organized by

Cooperativa Giannino Stoppani-Accademia Drosselmeier

In cooperation with

BCBF

Flagship Events
Illustrators Café

22 March

05:45 PM - 06:40 PM

ENG

What stories can you tell in times of war? Etgar Keret's point of view. A lecture by the Israeli author

Services Centre
Illustrators Café

Born in 1967 Etgar Keret is an Israeli writer, scriptwriter, performer and director. His books are translated into more than 45 languages.

He has received the Book Publishers Association’s Platinum Prize several times, the Prime Minister’s Prize (1996), the Ministry of Culture’s Cinema Prize, the Jewish Quarterly Wingate Prize
(UK, 2008), the St Petersburg Public Library’s Foreign Favorite Award (2010), the Newman Prize (2012), the Charles Bronfman Prize in recognition of his work imparting an inspiring Jewish humanitarian vision (2017) and the Sapir Prize (2018), Israel’s most prestigious literary award, for his latest book “Fly Already”, which has also been shortlisted as one of the best books of 2019 by the Financial Times and the New York Public Library.
He was published in The New York Times, Le Monde, The New Yorker, The Guardian, The Paris Review and Zoetrope. Over 60 short movies have been based on his stories.
In 2007, Keret and Shira Geffen his wife, won the Cannes Film Festival’s “Camera d’Or” Award for their movie Jellyfish, and Best Director Award of the French Artists and Writers’ Guild. In 2010, Keret was honored in France with the decoration of Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres. Keret’s book, The Seven Good Years, was chosen by The Guardian as one of the best biographies and memoirs of 2015. In November 2018, a Dutch documentary film Etgar Keret: Based on a True Story won the Arts Programming category at the International Emmy awards. The Middleman, a French speaking mini-series, starring Mathieu Amalric and co-written and co-directed by Keret & Geffen had aired in ARTE in May 2020. Middleman won the best screenplay award at La Rochelle fiction TV festival in France. In 2020 he produced, together with Inbal Pinto, the Israeli contemporary dancer and choreographer: Outised – A Covid-19 fairytale, a short movie about the difficulties in real life during the pandemic.

Keret resides in Tel Aviv and lectures at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev.

Introduction by David Unger, writer, representative of the Conference of international Book Fair Directors

Organized by

Conference of International Book Fairs Directors

Wednesday 23 March 2022

Illustrators Café

23 March

09:00 AM - 09:45 AM

Il Fondo Sergio Silva Libri Illustrati: a Parma una collezione dal passato di BCBF

Services Centre
Illustrators Café

Fondo Sergio Silva libri illustrati: a Parma una collezione dal passato di BCBF

Panel

Emanuela Bussolati illustratrice;
Nadia Malcisi, dirigente scolastica I.C. Salvo d' Acquisto;
Vanja Passerini, curatrice con l'associazione Bibliomondo famiglie volontarie aps

Moderatrice: Marina Petruzio studiosa di letteratura per l'infanzia e di costume

Organized by

Fondo Sergio Silva

Illustrators Café

23 March

09:50 AM - 10:50 AM

ENG TRANSLATION: ITA

The Magic Hour: a meeting with Kitty Crowther

Services Centre
Illustrators Café

Kitty Crowther, ALMA Award winner, talks about her books and the artistic journey of “the Magic Hour” exhibition.

Panel

Kitty Crowther, illustratrice e scrittrice, Belgium;
Ilaria Tontardini, professor of History of Illustration, Accademia di Belle Arti di Bologna

Organized by

Hamelin Associazione Culturale

In cooperation with

Pastel-L’école des Loisirs, Topipittori

Flagship Events
Illustrators Café

23 March

11:00 AM - 12:20 PM

The reasons behind a choice - Meeting with the Illustrators Exhibition Jury 2022

Services Centre
Illustrators Café
Panel

Barroux, illustrator, France;
Nana Furiya, illustrator, Japan;
Agata Loth-Ignaciuk, Wydawnictwo Druganoga;
Irene Savino, Ekaré;
Valerio Vidali, illustrator, Italy

Moderator: Marcella Terrusi, professor of History and Childhood Culture, UNIBO

Organized by

BCBF

Flagship Events
Illustrators Café
Awards

23 March

12:30 PM - 01:20 PM

Announcement of the winner of 2022 International Award for Illustration BCBF-Fundación SM; Announcement of the winner of 2022 Ars in Fabula Grant Award; Prize giving ceremony of the artists selected for the 2022 Illustrators Exhibition

Services Centre
Illustrators Café
Panel

Moderator: Marcella Terrusi, professor of History and Childhood Culture, UNIBO

Organized by

BCBF

Illustrators Café

23 March

01:30 PM - 02:20 PM

Yuval Noah Harari announces his new project for pre-teens

Services Centre
Illustrators Café
Organized by

Sapienship

Flagship Events
Illustrators Café
Awards

23 March

02:30 PM - 03:30 PM

ITA

Premio Strega Ragazze e Ragazzi 2022: incontro con i vincitori 2021 e annuncio del libro vincitore nella nuova categoria "Narrazione per immagini"

Services Centre
Illustrators Café
Panel

Davide Morosinotto, Alessandro Barbaglia, Annet Schaap, vinictori Premio Strega 2021

Moderatrice: Marcella Terrusi, docente di Storia e culture d'infanzia UNIBO

Organized by

BCBF

In cooperation with

Fondazione Bellonci

Illustrators Café

23 March

03:40 PM - 04:30 PM

ITA

A sentimental education for young people

Services Centre
Illustrators Café
Panel

Giuseppe Pierro, dirigente del Ministero dell'Istruzione;
Chiara Rapaccini, autrice;
Caterina Mazzucato, scrittrice;
Chiara Belliti, editor

Organized by

Beisler Editore

Illustrators Café

23 March

04:40 PM - 05:30 PM

FR TRANSLATION ENG

Other Fairy Tales: Benjamin Lacombe and Beatrice Alemagna

Services Centre
Illustrators Café

Two giants of contemporary children’s literature are confronted with the fairy tale, a reference for putting the great existential questions back into play.

Panel

Benjamin Lacombe, author and illustrator, France;
Beatrice Alemagna, author and illustrator, Italy

Moderator: Sophie Van der Linden, author and literary critic, France

Organized by

Hamelin Associazione Culturale

In cooperation with

Rizzoli, Topipittori

Flagship Events
Illustrators Café
BolognaBookPlus

23 March

05:40 PM - 06:20 PM

Talking Pictures. Talking Nothing

Services Centre
Illustrators Café
Panel

Steven Guarnaccia, illustrator and designer, USA;
Massimiliano Tappari, writer and illustrator, Italia;
Ilaria Tontardini, Hamelin Associazione Culturale

Moderator: Emilio Varrà, Hamelin Associazione Culturale

Organized by

BBPlus

In cooperation with

Hamelin and Steven Guarnaccia 

Thursday 24 March 2022

Flagship Events
Illustrators Café

24 March

09:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Portare il mondo ai bambini attraverso i libri (6-8 anni)

Services Centre
Illustrators Café

Gli editor e gli editori verso il mondo della scuola con proposte di letture e percorsi.

Panel

Francesca Archinto, editrice, Babalibri;
Fausta Orecchio, fondatrice e direttore, Orecchio Acerbo;
Silvia Nono, Foreign Rights e Emons Raga, Emons;
Daniela Gamba, editor, La Coccinella

Moderatore: Giovanni Nucci

Organized by

BCBF

Flagship Events
Illustrators Café

24 March

10:00 AM - 10:50 AM

Uno due tre dimensioni: viaggio nelle tecniche di costruzione dei libri pop-up con Massimo Missiroli

Services Centre
Illustrators Café

All’inizio c’è un sottile cartoncino, poi, a poco a poco, piega dopo piega, taglio dopo taglio, con l’aiuto di un po’ di colla, quel cartoncino diventa un castello, un drago, un aereo, un missile che ci accompagna nella terza dimensione. Un viaggio nelle tecniche di costruzione dei libri pop-up raccontato da Massimo Missiroli.

Panel

Massimo Missiroli, pop-up designer, Italy

Flagship Events
Illustrators Café

24 March

11:00 AM - 11:50 AM

Portare il mondo ai bambini attraverso i libri (8-12 anni)

Services Centre
Illustrators Café

 Gli editor e gli editori verso il mondo della scuola con proposte di letture e percorsi.

Panel

Chiara Fiengo, editor, Feltrinelli;
Beatrice Fini, director divisione area ragazzi e YA, Giunti;
Della Passarelli, editorial director, Sinnos;
Gaia Stock, editor, EL, Einaudi Ragazzi

Moderatore: Giovanni Nucci

Organized by

BCBF

Flagship Events
Illustrators Café

24 March

12:00 PM - 12:50 PM

Se il barone rampante scendesse dall’albero: la letteratura salvata dai ragazzini

Services Centre
Illustrators Café

L’importanza della poesia, del teatro e della narrativa nella scuola di oggi.

Panel

Federico Appel, redattore e autore;
Daniele Aristarco, autore;
Federica Iacobelli, scrittrice e docente

Moderatore: Giovanni Nucci

Organized by

BCBF

Flagship Events
Illustrators Café

24 March

01:00 PM - 01:50 PM

La voce libera di Gianni Rodari - Favole, Filastrocche e Canzoni

Services Centre
Illustrators Café

Un viaggio di Max Paiella nel mondo rivoluzionario e poetico di Gianni Rodari.

Panel

Max Paiella, vignettista, cantante, musicista, Italia

Organized by

BCBF