Portuguese writer, illustrator to share insights from career

Portuguese and Luso-Brazilian Studies together with Children’s Studies will present special guest Danuta Wojciechowska, an educator, designer and illustrator of children’s books, on Monday, Oct. 17.

Danuta Wojciechowska
Danuta Wojciechowska

Wojciechowska will deliver a talk from 9:30 to 10:20am in 0001 TEL/DB, drawing on her diverse career.

Currently based in Lisbon, Portugal, Wojciechowska is the founder and creative director of Lupa Design Studio, which opened in 1993. Specializing in illustration and design, her work also embraces the creation of content for children and young people. Recently, she has taken on the role responsible for Lupa’s publications.

Wojciechowska also has experience leading artistic workshops for children and adults in which literacy is a central theme. She frequently takes part in conferences and exhibitions focusing on her work and promoting the library of children’s books (more than 60 books) she has illustrated over the years.

Having collaborated with important Portuguese writers, her work is very well known and many of these books are a reference in Portuguese schools.

She has won several prizes, including the National Illustration Prize in 2003. Internationally, her artwork was selected for the Bologna Children’s Book Fair, and she was the Portuguese candidate of the Hans Christian Andersen award.

In 2014 she was distinguished with the award for “Women who create culture” by the Portuguese Government.

All are welcome to attend the event.