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Get ready for the SmåBUS 2020 International Children´s Book Conference!

Three days of talks, lectures and workshops in beautiful Småland

From 3-5 July, 2020, SmåBUS will be organizing the second International Children's and Young Adult Literature Conference in the heart of Småland, Sweden. This upcoming edition is themed around Inspiration & Responsibility and will involve a number of lectures, workshops, a museum visit, various children’s activities and an international illustrators’ exhibition. The organizers call it “an inspiring cultural movement working in the spirit of Astrid Lindgren.” Speakers include Flemish author Bart Moeyaert, laureate of the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award 2019, which is often referred to as the “Nobel Prize for youth literature.”

 SmåBUS 2020 attracts an international book-loving crowd of all ages and from different backgrounds. It gives authors, publishers, illustrators, and literary translators of children’s and Young Adult (YA) literature an opportunity to connect over the course of several days, making it the ideal environment to spark creativity and foster collaboration. Attendees will discover new genres and styles, as well as learn more about the practical applications of children's and YA literature. The 2018 edition of the SmaBUS Conference drew an enthusiastic crowd. For tickets and the complete conference program, see the event website. 

“SmåBUS 2018 has boosted my confidence as a writer in an incredible way. Being able to completely indulge in literature and writing without having any daily worries to care about was like plugging into a non-stop vibe of inspiration that lasted for weeks after returning home from SmåBUS. The workshops were truly inspiring, the food delicious, and I absolutely loved our trip to Astrid Lingdgren Näs.” – Inge Bergh, children’s books author, Belgium.

SmåBUS is a non-profit organization based in Sweden, which offers writers and illustrators working in children’s and YA literature a platform to exchange inspiration and experience among peers.


For more information and images, please get in touch with Joke Guns at +46 72 571 45 44, or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Wednesday, 18 September 2019