IBBY-Yamada 2015: Armenia

Workshop, master class and contest for young writers and illustrators - Young adults and the environment

IBBY Armenia organized a workshop and series of master classes for writers and illustrators with the aim of creating a book for young adults. 14 Armenian writers were selected to participate in three-day workshop led by the German author, Manfred Theisen and were asked to submit stories on the theme of Young adults and the environment. The seven best stories were selected and, together with the Belgian illustrator, Klaas Verplancke, the Armenian illustrators developed illustrations for the texts during a three-day master class. The best illustrations were selected and the resulting authors and illustrators refined and edited the book, which was published by Edit Print Publishing House. The project enabled Armenian authors and illustrators to develop new skills for the creation of books for children and young adults and to profit from the international experience of the workshop leaders.