Jul 23
Feb 23

Readings, workshops, interviews

Seventh White Ravens Festival for International Children's and Youth Literature

Blutenburg Castle & Bavaria

Under the patronage of the Bavarian State Minister for Science and the Arts, the International Youth Library is organising the White Ravens Festival for International Children's and Youth Literature for the seventh time in summer 2023. For six days, authors from Germany and abroad will read from their books for children and young people, lead workshops and talk about themselves and their work in panel discussions. The festival offers space for renowned, multi-award-winning authors as well as for new literary discoveries and creates a bridge between cultures with German and international programme items. The focus is on encounters between the international guests and the mainly young audience.

The term "White Ravens" has been synonymous with exceptional children's and youth literature at the IYL for many years. White Ravens stand for linguistic, content-related and artistic quality and are outstanding examples of a country's children's literary culture. Many "White Ravens" titles give impulses, set new trends and deal with topics that engage children and young people. And they do so with surprising twists, their own tone and unusual images. 

The main venue of the festival is Schloss Blutenburg, home of the International Youth Library. In addition, the authors tour through Bavaria and can be seen in libraries, schools, museums, cafés, youth and cultural centres, bookshops and other locations.

Guests will be:

Micaela Chirif (Peru)
Michal Hvorecký (Slowakia)
Sarah Jäger (Germany)
Lisa Krusche (Germany)
Shaw Kuzki (Japan)
M. G. Leonard (Great Britain)
André Letria (Portugal)
Malinda Lo (USA)
Martin Muser (Germany)
Max de Radiguès (Belgium)
Bjørn Rørvik (Norway)
Ingo Siegner (Germany)
Simon van der Geest (Netherlands)

Up-to-date information on the programme and the guests is also available at http://www.wrfestival.de/en/.

The White Ravens Festival is supported by the Bavarian State Ministry of Science and Art, the Cultural Department of the City of Munich, the Association of Friends and Sponsors of the International Youth Library, and many other sponsors.

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