IBBY-Yamada 2011: Venezuela

Strategies to write and illustrate stories for children

Three modules were devised and took place at the Banco del Libro in Caracas over 16 different sessions of four hours each. The modules encompassed theory of children’s literature and children as readers, creative writing and illustration workshops.  The project aims to encourage new writers and illustrators to work in children's books.  20 authors and 20 illustrators were invited to participate in the sessions, which were led by Banco del Libro and the author, Fedosy Santaella and illustrator, Gerald Espinoza.