Word Bridges – Open call for professionals in children’s literature to apply for a workshop in Tartu, Estonia between 9 – 12 October 2023

The Finnish Institute for Children’s Literature is implementing a project called Word Bridges, that aims to strengthen and create connections between Finnish and Estonian creators of children’s literature.

As a part of the project, a two-day professional workshop will be organized in Tartu, Estonia on October 10th and 11th 2023. The workshop set is aimed at the writers and illustrators of children’s literature living in the Pirkanmaa region in Finland and Estonia.

The workshops are led by authors of children’s literature who will lead the participants to network, get to know each other’s work and work methods, as well as the children’s book culture and ways of working in neighbouring countries. The instructors are writer Anna Elina Isoaro from Finland and illustrator-writer Kristi Kangilaski from Estonia. The language of the workshops is English.

Applications for the workshop are open to all writers and illustrators of children’s literature living in Pirkanmaa, Finland or Estonia. Based on the applications, a total of six authors and six illustrators will be selected, 3+3 from Finland and 3+3 from Estonia.

Participants’ travel and accommodation will be provided. Travelling days will be 9 – 12 October 2023.

The application form is open until the end of May and selections will be made in the beginning of June.

The application form for the Word Bridges workshop in Tartu.

For Estonian, click here.

For more information, contact:

Helmi Kalaja
Lastenkirjainstituutti/The Finnish Institute for Children’s Literature