Vimmerby Tells, "Vimmerby berättar", is a new annual festival aimed at literature for children and young people. The festival is taking place in Vimmerby during October 17-19, 2019. Vimmerby, in the heart of of Småland, is also known as the childhood home of Astrid Lindgren, famous author of many children books.
Vimmerby tells is a personal festival with all the oppportunities of what a small country town can offer. The festival offers meetings with authors, book talks, workshops, seminars and other events. The focus is on literature for children and young people, but there will also be other kind of events, guided tours and music.
The key values of the festival are Responsability, Courage and Fantasy, much based on the authorship of Astrid Lindgren and the values her writing brings to readers all over the world. Vimmerby tells is also an interesting platform for international exchange opportunities for people interested in literature for children and young people.