Rising Stars: Children‘s Authors and Illustrators from the Baltics

Rising Stars: Children‘s Authors and Illustrators from the Baltics

12 Mar 2019, 11:30 - 12:30

Children's Hub
Language:
English

Following the successful Baltic Countries Market Focus programme in 2018, the Baltic countries continue to introduce exciting newchildren‘s authors and illustrators to the UK children‘s publishing market. This panel discussion aims to celebrate three rising stars from the Baltics, who have recently been published and awarded in the United Kingdom. They are: Monika Vaicenavičienė (Lithuania), winner of the Best Picture Book - New Talent and Overall New Talent at the World Illustration Awards 2018 for her book What is a River?; Elīna Brasliņa (Latvia), with two illustrated books - Moon Juice by Kate Wakeling and The Dog Who Found Sorrow by Rūta Briede; and Ulla Saar (Estonia), with her book Everyone’s the Smartest (written by Contra).

Contributors

  • Dylan Calder

    Chairperson

    Executive Director

    Pop Up Projects CIC

    Dylan Calder is Executive Director of Pop Up Projects CIC, a not-for-profit Arts Council NPO. Pop Up’s work bridges education, literature and...

  • Monika Vaicenavičienė (Lithuania)

    Speaker

    Monika Vaicenavičienė is an award-winning illustrator and picture book author.In Monika’s picture books, personal memories, legends, and real stories...

  • Elīna Brasliņa (Latvia)

    Speaker

    Elīna Brasliņa (1988) is an illustrator from Latvia. She has illustrated about twenty titles so far, most of them children's books and young adult...

  • Ulla Saar (Estonia)

    Speaker

    Ulla Saar (1975) is one of the most celebrated Estonian illustrators today. She graduated from the Estonian Academy of Arts in product design and is...

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