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ALBUS International Festival for Children's Literature

Join the Children's Literature Festival 2018 at Dokk1, and experience the best of Danish and Nordic children's literature mixed with visits from authors and illustrators from other parts of the world.

2018.10.16 | Lene Bekker Lassen

Children's Literature Festival 2018

International Festival for Children's Literature 2018

Children's Literature Festival

ALBUS is a brand new international literature festival for children and youths taking place at Dokk1 in Aarhus. The festival focuses on including children and new formats in the communication of literature.

Here, you can experience the best of Danish and Nordic children's literature mixed with visits from authors and illustrators from other parts of the world.

The festival offers a number of different activities and you can among other things participate in writing and drawing workshops, readings, creative works and different forms of story telling.

The printed programme is ready

From the 1-4 November Dokk1 will be abound with children's writers, publishers and illustrators, who all contribute to creating Aarhus's new children's literature festival, Albus.

From Tuesday 16 October, you can get the programme at the libraries at Dokk1, or you can view the programme online here (in Danish).

Through own stories, through talks with authors, meetings with other children and young people, through illustrations, competitions and even guided tours in the city - the festival wishes to open the world of literature and create meetings between families, children and literature.

"The ability and the desire to read opens the world of opportunities and experiences. I am looking forward to the fact that Aarhus now has its own international children's literature festival. It will give even more children and youngsters a desire to read," said Rabih Azad-Ahmad, Councilor for Culture and Citizen Services, Aarhus.

Theme: Illustrators

The Albus Festival has a theme that is about illustrations and the illustrators who work to convey literature visually. Drawings and illustrations are a significant feature of children's literature, and the Albus festival has therefore got its very own visual identity created by illustrator Kamila Slocinska. Slocinska's universe is legendary, colorful and of high artistic quality - exactly as Albus strives to be.

The festival is for anyone who loves literature for children and young people - and the programme is aimed at both schools, professionals, families, and young people. Everything is free, but more activities require a ticket. See if there are available free tickets for the event that you wish to join in the programme (in Danish).

When and where?

1-4 November 2018

Dokk1/the libraries in Aarhus
Hack Kampmanns Plads 2
8000 Aarhus C
View map.

Information and contact

For more information about the festival, please contact:

Library Manager, Marie Østergård:
Project leader of the festival, Sif Lüscher Rauff:


The Albus Festival programme offers the new forms of children's literature, children's literary city walks, and meetings with talented local writers and illustrators like Søren Jesse, Annie Bahnson, Gunvor Ganer Krejberg, Cato Thau-Jensen, and Kamila Slocinska, as well as meeting famous writers like Kim Fupz Aakeson, Josefine Ottesen, and Lene Kaaberbøl, reviewers like Mette Vedsø, Camilla Hübbe, and Kamila Slocinska, and international names like Teri Terry, Ole Könnecke, and Catarina Sobral.

Staff, UIC
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