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Under the patronage of the Bavarian State Minister for Science and the Arts, the International Youth Library is organizing the White Ravens Festival for International Children's and Youth Literature every second year. Over the course of five days, authors and illustrators from Germany and abroad will read from their most recent works, lead writing workshops and other interactive events, and discuss their life and works. The festival’s focus is as much on renowned and acclaimed authors as it is on new literary discoveries, and its German and international program aims to build bridges between cultures. Bringing authors and illustrators into contact with readers both young and old is central to the purpose of the festival.
In the International Youth Library, "White Ravens" has for many years designated exceptional and innovative children's and youth books from all over the world, which stand for linguistic, content-related and artistic quality and are outstanding examples of a country's children's literary culture. Many "White Ravens" titles provide impulses, set new trends and deal with topics that occupy children and young people. And they do so with surprising twists, their own tone and unusual images.
The White Ravens Festival showcases children’s and young adult literature thus conceived. The main Festival location is Blutenburg Castle in Munich, which is the seat of the International Youth Library. Invited authors will also appear at schools, libraries and other locations across Bavaria.
The next White Ravens Festival will take place in summer 2025.