Congress theme: “I Read Different” – Cultural Diversity and Literature for Children
Organized by the OEPLI (Spanish section of IBBY)
Miramar Palace, San Sebastián, July 3-5
The aim of the IVth Iberian Congress on Literature for Children is to think about the impact that cultural diversity has in the way we read/write literature for children. Questions such as the impact that multicultural societies have had on contemporary literary criticism, or the challenges created in promoting reading habits in a diverse society will be central to our discussions.
The 4th Iberian Congress on Children’s and Young Literature has been organized by the OEPLI (Spanish Board on Books for Children) in collaboration with its federated organizations: Consejo General del Libro Infantil y Juvenil, ClijCat (Consell Català del Llibre Infantil i Juvenil), Galtzagorri (Asociación de Literatura Infantil y Juvenil Vasca), GÁLIX (Asociación Galega do Libro Infantil e Xuvenil), APPLIJ (Associaçao portuguesa para a promoçao do livro infantil e juvenil) and IBBY’s delegation in Portugal.
Well-known writers, professors and literary critics will take part in the 4th Iberian Congress on Children’s and Young Literature, and they will analyze the influence of cultural diversity in our society from different angles, such as, education, literary criticism, or reading habits promotion. The participants include, among others: Juan Kruz Igerabide and Patxi Zubizarreta (Basque writers), Karen Sands (University of Buffalo, USA), Elisa Bonilla (National Reading Program of Mexico), Marisa Pata (Sánchez Ruipérez Foundation), Enrique Gil Calvo (sociologist, University Complutense of) and Pedro Cerrillo (University of Castilla La Mancha, director of CEPLI).
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