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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A brief presentation sheet describes the event and how to participate.

 


Monday 21 March 2022

Authors Café

21 March

09:30 AM - 10:20 AM

ITA

Almeno questi - bibliografia di base della biblioteca per bambini e ragazzi 2021

Area Mall
Authors Café

Presentazione della nuova edizione della bibliografia Almeno questi! prodotta dal Centro regionale di servizi per le biblioteche per ragazzi - promosso da Regione Toscana e Comune di Campi Bisenzio e attivo presso la Biblioteca Tiziano Terzani (Villa Montalvo). La bibliografia è unica nel suo genere per ampiezza di copertura editoriale e risponde a un’esigenza diffusa e fortemente sentita da bibliotecari, insegnanti e operatori interessati alla lettura giovanile: quella di poter usufruire di una finestra panoramica, costruita con criteri ispirati da scelte qualitative, sui libri in commercio per bambini e ragazzi. L'evento prevede la presentazione della nuova edizione e un breve approfondimento su alcuni dei testi selezionati.

Panel

Ilaria Tagliaferri, director, LiBeR

Organized by

LiBeR

Authors Café
Comics

21 March

10:30 AM - 11:20 AM

ITA

Lucca Comics & Games: the opportunities for young professionals

Area Mall
Authors Café
Organized by

Lucca Comics & Games

Flagship Events
Authors Café
Comics

21 March

11:30 AM - 12:20 PM

ITA, ENG

Portrait of an Author: Øyvind Torseter

Area Mall
Authors Café
Panel

Øyvind Torseter in conversation with Enrico Fornaroli

Organized by

Hamelin Associazione Culturale

In cooperation with

BCBF, Accademia di Belle Arti di Bologna, Norla – Norwegian Literature Abroad, Beisler Editore

With the support of

MiC - Ministry of Culture - Directorate-General for Contemporary Creativity

In the framework of

BilBOlbul 2021

Flagship Events
Authors Café
Awards

21 March

12:30 PM - 01:20 PM

The Winner of the BolognaRagazzi Award 2022 - Poetry Special Category

Area Mall
Authors Café

Immenses sont leurs ailes, text by Maurielle Szac, illustrations by Nathalie Novi, éditions Bruno Doucey, France, 2021

Panel

Murielle Szac, author, France;
Nathalie Novi, illustrator, France

Moderators: Chiara Basile, independent children’s bookshop owner, organizer of the Junior Poetry Festival and BRAW Poetry juror; Caterina Ramonda, journalist, author specialized in Poetry and Children’s culture and BRAW Poetry juror

Organized by

BCBF

Flagship Events
Authors Café
Awards

21 March

01:30 PM - 02:20 PM

The Winners of the BolognaRagazzi Award 2022 - Opera Prima and New Horizons Categories

Area Mall
Authors Café

Les Reflets d’Hariett (Opera Prima), text and illustrations by Marion Kadi, L’Agrume, France, 2021;
Laimes bērni (New Horizons), text by Luīze Pastore, illustrations by Evija Pintāne, Liels un Mazs, Latvia, 2021

Panel

Guillaume Griffon, l'Agrume, publisher, France;
Luīze Pastore, author, Latvia;
Alīse Nīgale, Liels un Mazs, publisher, Latvia

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

Organized by

BCBF

Authors Café
Awards

21 March

02:30 PM - 03:20 PM

ITA

Premio Orbil 2022: libri scelti da ALIR - Associazione librerie indipendenti per ragazzi

Area Mall
Authors Café
Organized by

ALIR - Associazione Librerie Indipendenti per Ragazzi

Flagship Events
Authors Café
Comics

21 March

03:30 PM - 04:20 PM

Kids Comics: comic books for early readers

Area Mall
Authors Café

Nel mercato globale è ritornato il fumetto per i più piccoli: nuovi personaggi, nuovi autori, nuovi progetti editoriali, in Italia e nel mondo.

Panel

Giulia Rizzo, editor, Harper Collins Italia;
Valentina Serafini, coordinator progetto Kids Comics


Moderator: Grazia Gotti

Organized by

BCBF

In cooperation with

Cooperativa Stoppani-Accademia Drosselmeier

Flagship Events
Authors Café
Aldus Up

21 March

04:30 PM - 05:20 PM

ENG

Stories on the Move. BolognaRagazzi CrossMedia Award 2022 Meet the Jury

Area Mall
Authors Café

This award aims to select the best publishing projects that expand their narrative universe across different media or that are a narrative extension of a project originated in other media. The International Jury of the Award, composed of experts in interactive and graphic design, new media, video game, film and television works, aims to identify books derived from multimedia projects and narratives originally produced by the world of traditional publishing that have successfully been included or expanded across other platforms such as television, cinema, videogames, mobile devices, or smart speakers.

Panel

Julie Fox, IP Expert and Executive Producer, Ireland-France;
Neal Hoskins, Founder, WingedChariot, UK;
Thierry Magnier, BRAW CrossMedia Winner 2022, Editions Thierry Magnier, France
Ignacio Meneu Oset, Associate professor, Polytechnic University of Valencia, Spain;
Elisa Salamini, Co-Founder, Mamamò and TheContentMakers, Italy

Moderator: Warren Buckleitner, Founding Editor, Children's Technology Review, USA

Organized by

BCBF

In cooperation with

Mamamò

In the framework of

Aldus Up

Authors Café

21 March

05:30 PM - 06:20 PM

ITA TRANSLATION ENG

Expanding content and broadening the scope of books for an immersive reading experience. The digital world meets authors, publishers and readers

Area Mall
Authors Café

Mauro Morellini "Extended Book un nuovo modello per l'editoria";
Alessandro Cavallaro "La Divina Commedia VR: l'Inferno, un viaggio immersivo";
Sam Habibi Minelli "Apri un libro e immagina... sinergie vincenti tra editoria e digitale"

Panel

Mauro Morellini, CEO, Extended Book;
Alessandro Cavallaro, content curator, ETT S.p.A.;
Sam Habibi Minelli, P.M., GruppoMeta

Moderatrice: Simona Maresca, Communication Manager, GruppoMeta

Organized by

GruppoMeta

Tuesday 22 March 2022

Authors Café

22 March

09:15 AM - 10:15 AM

SDG Book Club: from reading to taking action on the 17 SDGs

Area Mall
Authors Café
Panel

 Emma House, Simbi;
Dusanka Stojakovic, New Africa Books, South Africa;
Antje Watermann, UN Publications;
Raluca Selejan, Two Owls Bookshop, Romania

Moderator: Michiel Kolman, Chair IPA Inclusive Publishing and Literacy Committee

Organized by

SDG Book Club

In cooperation with

BCBF

Authors Café

22 March

10:20 AM - 11:10 AM

A lyrical treasure trove. The International Youth Library’s "Der Kinder Kalender"

Area Mall
Authors Café

First published in 2011, "Der Kinder Kalender” (The Children's Calendar), edited by the International Youth Library , has become a firm favourite in numerous children's rooms, kitchens, and classrooms. Every year, the library's specialists select poems in more than 30 languages and from up to 40 countries for the award-winning calendar. Children and adults can discover a new poem each week, featured in the original language, in German translation and accompanied by the respective original illustration. The International Youth Library team present the calendar and talk about its concept and the selection process for the poems. They also discuss popular and unusual topics, cultural peculiarities, the fascinating diversity of poetry illustration, and the art of translating children's poetry.

Panel

Jochen Weber, head of language sections / Ibero-American Section, International Youth Library Foundation, Germany;
Claudia Soeffner, English Language Section, International Youth Library Foundation, Germany

Organized by

International Youth Library Foundation

Authors Café
Awards

22 March

11:20 AM - 12:10 PM

The Winners of the BolognaRagazzi Award 2022 - Fiction and Non-Fiction Categories

Area Mall
Authors Café

À qui appartiennent les nuages? (Fiction), text by Mario Brassard, illustrations by Gérard Dubois

Monstres Sacrés - Voyage au cœur des volcans (Non-Fiction), text by Julie Roberge, illustrations by Aless MC, La Pastèque, Canada, 2021

Panel

Gérard DuBois, illustrator, France;
Aless MC, illustrator, France

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

Organized by

BCBF

Flagship Events
Authors Café
Comics

22 March

12:20 PM - 01:10 PM

ITA TRANSLATION: ENG

From the Picture Book to the Comic Book: Joëlle Jolivet and Mara Cerri

Area Mall
Authors Café
Panel

Joëlle Jolivet, illustrator, France;
Mara Cerri, illustrator, Italy

Moderator: Ilaria Tontardini, professor of  History of Illustration at Accademia di Belle Arti di Bologna

Organized by

Hamelin Associazione Culturale

In cooperation with

BCBF, Institut Français Italia, Accademia di Belle Arti di Bologna, Éditions Denoël, Hélium éditions, Fatatrac, Coconino Press – Fandango

With the support of

MiC - Ministry of Culture - Directorate-General for Contemporary Creativity

In the framework of

BilBOlbul 2021

Authors Café
Awards

22 March

01:20 PM - 02:10 PM

Libri Anfibi - VI Edizione del Premio Malerba per l'Albo Illustrato

Area Mall
Authors Café
Panel

Anna Malerba, presidente;
Gioacchino De Chirico, giurato e coordinatore;
i giurati Cristina Taglietti, Paola Vassalli, Simone Di Biasio

Organized by

Premio Malerba

Flagship Events
Authors Café
Spotlight on Africa

22 March

02:20 PM - 03:10 PM

ENG TRANSLATION ITA

Spotlight on Africa - Innovators of African publishing

Area Mall
Authors Café

This panel will focus on how African publishing innovators and entrepreneurs are solving complex, systemic African publishing challenges, such as promoting publishing and reading in indigenous languages and rural book accessibility and literacy, through the use of new, holistic solutions and disruptive technologies and approaches.

Panel

Elena Pasoli, Exhibition Manager, Bologna Children's Book Fair;
Un rappresentante ICE Agenzia;
Bodour Al Qasimi, Presidente IPA;
Angela Wachuka, Co-Founder, Book Bunk, Kenya;
Bibi Bakare-Yusuf, Publisher, Founder of Cassava Republic Press, UK/Nigeria;
Will Clurman, Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer, eKitabu, Kenya;
Ama Dadson, Chief Executive Officer, AkooBooks Audio, Ghana

Organized by

BCBF

In cooperation with

IPA - International Publishers Association

With the support of

ITA - Italian Trade Agency; MAECI - Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation

Flagship Events
Authors Café
Spotlight on Africa

22 March

03:20 PM - 04:10 PM

ENG TRANSLATION ITA

Spotlight on Africa - In their own words: storytelling to protect vanishing African languages

Area Mall
Authors Café

Africa’s indigenous languages are at risk of extinction, and many have already disappeared. With indigenous children’s publishing one of the primary ways these languages are passed on to youth, telling African stories in African languages has never been more critical. This session will explore the role of governments, publishers, and authors in preserving and promoting indigenous languages.  

Panel

Mkuki Bgoya, publisher, Mkuki na Nyota Publishers, Tanzania;
Maureen Masamba, president and publisher, Malawi Book Publishers Association, Malawi;
Sandra Tamele, Founder and Editor, Editora Trinta Zero Nove, Mozambique

Moderator: Nathalie Carrè, Inalco - Institut National des Langues et Civilisations Orientales, France

Organized by

BCBF

In cooperation with

IPA - International Publishers Association

With the support of

ITA - Italian Trade Agency; MAECI - Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation

Flagship Events
Authors Café
Spotlight on Africa

22 March

04:20 PM - 05:10 PM

ENG TRANSLATION ITA

Spotlight on Africa - Developing African reading culture beyond the classroom

Area Mall
Authors Café

The Accessibility and Visibility of African Children’s Books: Despite many literacy programs in Africa, little attention is paid to instilling a culture of reading amongst youth. The result is a generation that is reading less and watching more than ever before. This session will discuss the role of governments, donor agencies, publishers, librarians, teachers, and families in fostering a culture of reading.

Panel

Kumuriwor Alira Bushiratu, co-founder, Learners Girls Foundation, Ghana;
Amira Abul-Magd, publisher, Dar Al-Shorouk, Egypt;
Chirikure Chirikure, poet, songwriter, author, Zimbabwe;
Catherine Uwimana, Book Development Expert, Rwanda

Moderator: Alison Tweed, Chief Executive Officer, BookAid, UK

Organized by

BCBF

In cooperation with

IPA - International Publishers Association

With the support of

ITA - Italian Trade Agency; MAECI - Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation

Flagship Events
Authors Café
Aldus Up

22 March

05:20 PM - 06:00 PM

Diverse Digital Journeys: Two stories – Skyship Entertainment and Piboco

Area Mall
Authors Café

Ed Nawotka talks with Morgan Fortier and Brett Jubinville from Sky Ship Entertainment (Canada) on the development of their Super Simple kid’s brand and their entrance in the book publishing world. Comparing two different journeys through the world of digital content and looking at Piboco (Denmark) who have become the premium indie digital publisher for picture books today

Panel

Ed Nawotka, international editor for Publisher Weekly, USA;
Morgan Fortier and Brett Jubinville, Sky Ship Entertainment, Canada;
Aksel Køie, Piboco, Denmark

Organized by

BCBF

In cooperation with

Wingedchariot

In the framework of

Aldus Up

Wednesday 23 March 2022

Flagship Events
Authors Café
Aldus Up

23 March

09:30 AM - 10:00 AM

Digital Firsts - Publishing Children’s Stories in Cross-Media Formats

Area Mall
Authors Café

Neal Hoskins, Digital consultant for the Bologna Children’s Book fairs talks with Sebastian Wehner, CEO Wonderz (Germany) and Juliet Tzabar, CEO Plug in Media (UK) With their combined and varied experience in producing popular children’s IP within cross media formats they will highlight how the different opportunities and challenges that publishers face in the creating complimentary media can centre around one main children’s character.

Panel

Neal Hoskins, Digital consultant for BCBF;
Sebastian Wehner, CEO Wonderz, Germany;
Juliet Tzabar, CEO Plug in Media, UK

Organized by

BCBF

In the framework of

Aldus Up

Flagship Events
Authors Café
Aldus Up

23 March

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

The Very Hungry Caterpillar apps - an eight year overnight publishing success story

Area Mall
Authors Café

Neal Hoskins BCBF digital consultant (UK) and Emmet O’Neill CEO, Story Toys (Ireland) investigate the onscreen journey of one the most loved picture books form Eric Carle. They will be working through the long and winding road of a route to success and seeing what makes the enduring story able to reinvent itself for the digital age without losing its original enigmatic draw.

 

Panel

Warren Buckleitner, founding editor of The Children’s Tech Review, USA;
Emmet O’Neill, CEO of Story Toys, Ireland

Organized by

BCBF

In cooperation with

Wingedchariot

In the framework of

Aldus Up

Flagship Events
Authors Café
Comics

23 March

10:40 AM - 11:30 AM

ITA TRANSLATION: ENG

Twenty Years of Kids Comics in Italy

Area Mall
Authors Café
Panel

Renata Gorgani, Editor in Chief, Il Castoro;
Emanuele di Giorgi, co-founder and CEO, Tunué;
Marta Mazza, Editor in Chief, Mondadori;
Della Passarelli, Editor in Chief, Sinnos;
Emilio Varrà, president, Hamelin Associazione Culturale

Organized by

Hamelin Associazione Culturale

In cooperation with

BCBF

With the support of

MiC - Ministry of Culture - Directorate-General for Contemporary Creativity

In the framework of

BilBOlbul 2021

Flagship Events
Authors Café
Comics

23 March

11:40 AM - 12:30 PM

ENG TRANSLATION: ITA

Twenty Years of Global Kids Comics

Area Mall
Authors Café
Panel

Olivier Bron, editor, éditions 2024;
Frédéric Gauthier, founder, La Pastèque;
Rita Fürstenau, autrice, illustrator and publisher, Rotopol Press

Moderatrice: Sonia Déchamps, journalist, France

Organized by

Hamelin Associazione Culturale

In cooperation with

BCBF

Authors Café
Sharjah Guest of Honour

23 March

12:40 PM - 01:50 PM

Trailblazing Women in Publishing

Area Mall
Authors Café
Panel

Senja Požar. M.Sc, Senior Rights Manager, Slovenia;
Chris Modafferi, Senior Art Agent, Advocate Art, Italy-America;
Sandra Tamele, Editora Trinta Zero Nove, Mozambique

Organized by

PublisHer - An Industry - Led Movement To Bring Gender Equality To World Publishing

Authors Café

23 March

02:00 PM - 02:50 PM

ITA

OLTRE CONFINE. Editoria per ragazzi e internazionalizzazione

Area Mall
Authors Café

Da anni i libri per ragazzi sono uno dei settori trainanti dell’export editoriale e gli autori e gli illustratori made in Italy apprezzati in tutto il mondo. Ma quali ingredienti deve avere una storia per catturare l’attenzione internazionale? Come promuovere autori e libri all’estero? Quali sono le figure professionali che operano in questo campo e come si trasforma la passione in professione? Esperienze e consigli a confronto, con le testimonianze di Pierdomenico Baccalario, scrittore, socio di "Book On a Tree", agenzia creativa impegnata nella realizzazione di progetti transmediali internazionali, di Alice Fornasetti, agente letteraria specializzata in editoria per ragazzi e young adult e socia di Grandi & Associati, e di Arianna Squilloni, fondatrice in Spagna della casa editrice "A Buen Paso". Conduce Paola Di Giampaolo, analista editoriale, responsabile progettazione e sviluppo dei Master in Editoria dell’Università Cattolica. Partecipano alla gestione dell'evento e alla comunicazione gli allievi del Master Professione Editoria cartacea e digitale, coordinati dai docenti

Panel

Pierdomenico Baccalario, scrittore;
Alice Fornasetti, agente letteraria, Grandi & Associati;
Arianna Squilloni, editrice, A Buen Paso;

Moderatrice: Paola Di Giampaolo, analista editoriale, responsabile progettazione e sviluppo dei Master in Editoria dell’Università Cattolica

Organized by

Master Professione Editoria e Master BookTelling dell’Università Cattolica

In cooperation with

CRELEB (Centro di ricerca Europeo libro, editoria, biblioteca), MVGPress, Manzoni22 e Out of the blue

Flagship Events
Authors Café
Comics
Aldus Up

23 March

03:00 PM - 03:50 PM

I mestieri del fumetto

Area Mall
Authors Café

All the professions involved before and during the publication of a comic book. An appointment for all those who dream of working in a comic book publishing house.

Panel

Marco Rana, editor, Mondadori;
Georgia Cocchi Pontalti, licensing e marketing manager, edizioni BD;
Jacopo Moretti, Senior Event Manager, Lucca Crea

Moderatore: Emanuele Di Giorgi, Resp. Commissione Comics & Graphic Novels di AIE

Organized by

AIE - Associazione Italiana Editori

In cooperation with

Aldus Up and Eudicom

Flagship Events
Authors Café
Awards
Comics

23 March

04:00 PM - 04:50 PM

ENG TRANSLATION: ITA

The Winners of the BolognaRagazzi Award 2022 - Comics category

Area Mall
Authors Café

Bienvenue à Bibiville (Early Reader), text and art by Éponine Cottey, Éditions 2024, France, 2021;
Teatro di natura (Middle Grade), text and art by Michelangelo Setola, Canicola, Italy, 2021;
Polly (Young Adult), text by Fabrice Melquiot, art by Isabelle Pralong, Éditions La Joie de lire, Switzerland, 2021

Panel

 

Olivier Bron, publisher, Éditions 2024, France;
Liliana Cupido, publisher, Canicola, Italy;
Francine Bouchet, publisher, La Joie de lire, Switzerland;
Animo Chen, comic book artist, winner of BRAW Comics 2020

 

Moderators: Sonia Deschamps, co-artistic director of the International Comics Festival of Angoulême and BRAW Comics juror; Alberto Sebastiani, professor of Linguistics, Literature and Comics culture UNIBO and BRAW Comics juror

 

Organized by

BCBF

Flagship Events
Authors Café
Comics

23 March

05:00 PM - 06:00 PM

The advantages of acquisitions for building or starting a comics catalogue

Area Mall
Authors Café

The comics and graphic novel industry is growing fast worldwide. Publishers are looking to include these types of works in their catalogues, others are looking to start new comics publishing companies or imprints and there is also a desire to increase the number of these works in existing catalogues. The growth of demand is fast and producing these works takes time. Acquisitions can meet growth demands with ease. Speakers at this round table will talk of their experiences in helping publishers grow their catalogues with the foreign rights sale of their works and others will speak of how acquisitions helped them meet growth needs.

Panel

Veronique Ma, Hachette / Albert Rene;
Federico Zaghis, BeccoGiallo;
Amelia Mack, Astra Publishing House;
Wiebe Mokken, Scratch Books, The Netherlands

Moderator: Ivanka Hahnenberger, VIP Brands

Organized by

BCBF

Thursday 24 March 2022

Authors Café

24 March

09:30 AM - 10:20 AM

Il cervello del bambino che legge - Percorsi di lettura per insegnanti (scuola dell’infanzia)

Area Mall
Authors Café

Come reagisce il cervello del bambino di fronte alla lettura, cosa realmente vede, cosa scopre, cosa preferisce? Come facilitare una lettura attiva e partecipata.

Panel

Ilaria Tagliaferri, direzione LiBeR

Organized by

BCBF

In cooperation with

LiBeR

Authors Café

24 March

10:30 AM - 11:20 AM

Forti, motivati e accattivanti - Percorsi di lettura per insegnanti (scuola secondaria di primo e secondo grado)

Area Mall
Authors Café

Idee per costruire un percorso di lettura - forti, motivanti e accattivanti - per giovani lettori (11-14 anni)

Panel

Giuseppe Assandri, author, LiBeR

Organized by

BCBF

In cooperation with

Pepeverde – letture e letterature giovanili

Flagship Events
Authors Café

24 March

11:30 AM - 12:20 PM

Raccontare il presente, immaginare il futuro: i libri per l'infanzia e l'adolescenza di fronte agli obiettivi dell'Agenda ONU 2030 per lo Sviluppo Sostenibile.

Area Mall
Authors Café
Panel

Anselmo Roveda, scrittore, coordinatore redazionale di Andersen

Organized by

BCBF

In cooperation with

Andersen