The Art and Spark of Children’s Books

The Italian Cultural Institute will open its doors to a roundtable discussion on the creativity behind Italian fairy tales and the current state of Italian children’s literature. Presenters include Giovanna Zoboli, writer; Simona Mulazzani, artist; and Maria Giaramidaro, CEO of Oliver Lab, a non-profit organization aiming to promote children's literature in Italy. Mulazzani, Zoboli and Giaramidaro will lead interactive activities geared toward both children and their parents. Giaramidaro will discuss children’s literature in Italy: the old-new technology of reading and interacting with books, hero and heroine, magic animals and the inner wisdom of Mother Nature. Zoboli and Mulazzani will present and read their latest book The Big Book of Slumber (Eerdmans).