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Event 30

Anna Woltz

A Hundred Hours of Night

Venue: RAMPEN II

In 2012, Anna Woltz (The Netherlands) experienced Hurricane Sandy in New York. Here she explains how she turned this frightening episode into a Young Adult novel. How close do you to keep to reality? And how did misbehaving parents, a boy with nine fingers and a fear of bacteria find their way into the story?

In English

11+
Free but ticketed
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Anna Woltz

Event 31

Sanne Munk Jensen, B.R Collins and Ana Pessoa in conversation with Rebecca Bach Lauritsen

About my story: Innocence lost – about being almost an adult

Venue: STORE SAL

Three writers talk about their stories published in the anthology Odyssey. They will share their inspiration with the audience and discuss the central themes. The stories are: #Parisjetaime by Sanne Munk Jensen (Denmark), Nearly Home by B.R. Collins (UK), The Blue Well by Ana Pessoa (Portugal).

All are available on Gyldendal’s Danskportal

In Danish and English

13+
Free but ticketed
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Event 32

Sarah Engell and Gideon Samson in conversation with Martin Glaz Serup

About my story: A Journey can Include Inspiration, Tragedy and Humour

Venue: SCENETRAPPEN

Two authors talk about their about their very different stories commissioned for the anthology Odyssey. They will share their ideas with the audience and discuss the central themes. The tales are: What We Have Lost by Sarah Engell (Denmark) and How the Gods Came to Abandon their Mountain and go Travelling by Gideon Samson (The Netherlands).

Both are available on the Gyldendals Danskportal

In English and Danish

13+
Free but ticketed
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Event 33

The Liquorice Man with Hopspots

Venue: ÆSKEN

In this interactive workshop we will learn about Louis Jensen’s story Lakridsmanden. It’s about a boy who lives in a small village. One day he finds a magical purse with a piece of liquorice inside shaped like an arm. Other pieces are shaped like legs and a head. Can the pieces be put together to form a human? or a monster? In this workshop we will look into the boy’s notebook and create our own journey – and together we will find an ending to the story.

In Danish

10+
2 hours
Free but ticketed
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Event 35

Illustration Hub with Hanne Kvist

Venue: UDSIGTEN

Drop in to the Illustration Hub where you can watch professional artists at work, from first stroke to finished book. Join in a workshop or simply watch and be inspired.

In Danish 

8+
2 hours
Free but ticketed
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Event 36

Come and see the Ginormous Pear

Venue: PUSTERUMMET

An exhibition by the publishing house Gyldendal of the author and illustrator Jakob Martin Strid’s world, together with other well-loved children’s books. There will be readings and activities throughout the festival.

In Danish

3+
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Event 37

Stop Motion Film - Workshop

Venue: TWEENS LAB/MAKER SPACE

Learn how to create your own narrative by cutting up pages from old picturebooks and using an iPad to make a short animated film.

In Danish

8+
1 hour 30 minutes
Free but ticketed
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Event 38

Turn the book inside out

Venue: ALTANEN

We need your help to give new life to old books. In this workshop you can create book art by making figures from the pages, or compose poetry through rearranging words and phrases. We provide books and suggestions to get you started.

All languages

8+
45 minutes
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Event 39

Writing Workshop – The Pillars of Storytelling

Venue: BØRNELAB

Author Cecilie Eken will guide you through the basics of storytelling – how to catch and keep the reader’s attention, how to improve your writing and acquire new skills. You will leave with the draft of a story that you can develop and complete at home.

In Danish

11+
2 hours
Free but ticketed
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Event 40

Laura Gallego and Ana Cristina Herreros

About my story: The Mega-city and the Pursuit of Happiness

Venue: BIBIANA

Laura Gallego (Spain) talks to Ana Cristina Herreros about her stories in the anthology Odyssey. She will talk about her inspiration and discuss the central themes. The story is: The Longest Pedestrian Route in the World. It is available on Gyldendal’s Danskportal.

In Spanish

13+
Free but ticketed
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Event 41

Nina Grøntved and Sarah Crossan in conversation with Tore Leifer

Unhappy love, unfortunate reactions and impossible bodies

Venue: BIBIANA

Two writers discuss their stories written for the anthology Odyssey, sharing with the audience the ideas that sparked the central themes.

The stories are: RMS Titanic by Nina E. Grøntvedt (Norway) and Mine by Sarah Crossan (Ireland).

All are available on Gyldendal’s Danskportal

In English and Danish

13+
45 minutes
Free but ticketed
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Event 42

Aline Sax

Workshop – On Characters and Secrets

Venue: RAMPEN II

Every story starts with a character. How does a writer create the characters we come to love so much in our favourite books? In this workshop with the Belgian writer you will use your imagination to create a central character – and a big secret. Because everybody has a secret…

In English

12+
45 minutes
Free but ticketed
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Event 43

Arne Svingen in conversation with Trine May

Writing funny books for kids

Venue: STORE SAL

The author of numerous books about Hubert and Benny Bob talks about how to make kids laugh.

In Norwegian and Danish

8+
45 minutes
Free but ticketed
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Event 44

Finn-Ole Heinrich and Annette Münch in conversation with Martin Glaz Serup

The Point of no Return – On the Unknown and Dangerous, and Finding a Sense of Belonging

Venue: SCENETRAPPEN

Two writers discuss their stories written for the anthology Odyssey. They will share with the audience the ideas that sparked their tales and explore the central themes. The stories are: Pekka-Style by Finn-Ole Heinrich (Germany), When I Open My Eyes the World’s Askew by Annette Münch (Norway).

All are available on Gyldendal’s Danskportal

In Danish and English

13+
45 minutes
Free but ticketed
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Event 45

Come and see the Ginormous Pear

Venue: PUSTERUMMET

An exhibition by the publishing house Gyldendal of the author and illustrator Jakob Martin Strid’s world, together with other well-loved children’s books. There will be readings and activities throughout the festival.

In Danish

3+
45 minutes
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Event 46

Turn the book inside out

Venue: ALTANEN

We need your help to give new life to old books. In this workshop you can create book art by making figures from the pages, or compose poetry through rearranging words and phrases. We provide books and suggestions to get you started.

8+
45 minutes
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Event 47

Salla Simukka

How to Develop an Idea Into a Story

Venue: LILLE SAL

You have a great idea but don’t know yet how to make it into a whole story. This workshop with Finnish writer Salla Simukka will teach you expert tips on how to do just that.

In English

13+
45 minutes
Free but ticketed
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Event 84

Frida Nilsson

Venue: RAMPEN I

The Swedish author reads aloud from her book The Ice Sea Pirates, nominated for a Nordic children’s book award, and the story will be illustrated live on stage.

In Swedish and Danish

Moderator: Nina Sif Tønder
Illustrator: Cato Thau-Jensen 

5+
45 minutes
Free but ticketed
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Frida Nilsson

Event 48

Kim Fupz Aakeson

You read books?!

Venue: RAMPEN

The author of Berørte Katrine and Pragtfuldt, Pragtfuldt talks about on his book for teenagers – his inspiration, motivation and conviction that reading is important.

In Danish

13+
Free but ticketed
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Event 49

Maria Parr and David Machado in conversation with Rebecca Bach Lauritsen

About my Story: The Power of Words and Narratives to Heal and Triumph

Venue: SCENETRAPPEN

Two writers talk about their stories written for the anthology Quest. They will share with the audience the ideas that sparked their tales and expand on the central themes. The stories are: A Trip to Town by Maria Parr (Norway), Journey to the Centre of the Dark by David Machado (Portugal).

Both are available on Gyldendal’s Danskportal

In English and Danish

8+
Free but ticketed
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