Valencia city is hosting Baba Kamo 2023 Illustrated Book Festival and Fair. Scheduled for December 14th, 15th, and 16th, this festival celebrates the magic that beautifully illustrated books bring to our lives. With a range y of activities and a diverse array of participants, it promises to be an unmissable event for both professionals in the industry and illustrators fans

A Window to Illustrated Literature

Baba Kamo has become an essential milestone for illustrated literature in Spain and a significant window for illustrated books in the Valencian region. It’s not just an exhibition of books; it’s a platform that promotes learning, creativity, and reading. Last year, it featured titles from 30 publishers, bookstores, and self-publishing labels, and this year promises even more excitement.

Programme Highlights

Thursday, 14th December – “Auditions!”

The festival starts on Thursday with “Auditions!” a series of interview sessions between illustration professionals, publishers, and agencies. These sessions will provide a unique insight into the world of illustrated books, running throughout the day.

Friday, 15th December – Opening Day

Friday is a significant day for the festival. In the morning, B2B meetings between European and Valencian publishers will take place. Simultaneously, the LIT-UP Consortium will host its activities, offering valuable insights and opportunities for professionals in the field. At 5:00 p.m., the grand opening of Baba Kamo Festival and Illustrated Book Fair will welcome the general public. Get ready to immerse yourself in a world of creativity and imagination.

Saturday, 16th December – LIT-UP’s Special Day

Saturday morning continues to be action-packed with LIT-UP’s program of activities within the Baba Kamo Festival. This will include the official presentation of the LIT-UP project to the public and a series of engaging talks and book signings by some of the project’s esteemed guests. At 2 p.m., the LIT-UP activities at the Baba Kamo Festival will conclude, leaving you with a treasure trove of inspiration and knowledge.

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