The "Book On!" Children's Literature Festival is being held in Bertrange (ARCA Bertrange at 17 Rue Atert; also the nearby Schauwenburg Castle) from Friday 22 to Sunday 24 September 2023.
The event is organised by the Lithuanian Community in Luxembourg in association with a reading promotion programme “Children’s World” (LT) and in partnership with Bertrange Commune and Libreria Italiana Lussemburgo.
The aim of this unique literature event in Luxembourg is to promote children’s literature, foster reading culture and provide Luxembourg families with high quality cultural activities. The festival’s main target audience is children aged 0-12 and their families.
The festival will feature authors from Luxembourg, Lithuania, Belgium, Portugal, Italy and Ukraine, and will present literary works in various forms and art styles. The festival's programme includes meetings and workshops with writers and illustrators, opening of illustration exhibition, theatre performances, film screenings and a children’s literature book fair.
Activities will be conducted in Luxembourgish, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, English and Lithuanian.
This year’s programme highlights include workshops by illustrator André Letria, founder of Pato Lógico publishing house in Portugal, award-winning author from Ukraine, Kateryna Mikhalitsyna, celebrated Italian artist Fuad Aziz, winner of der Deutsche Jugendliteraturpreis 2021 Lina Itagaki (Lithuania), prominent writers and illustrators from Luxembourgh – Marc Weydert, Anja Di Bartolomeo, Marie-Isabelle Callier, Snejana Granatkina and others.