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Listening Kids

With talks by Gianfranco Bandini (UNIFI), Radioimmaginaria, Tjeerd van den Elsen (Radiorakkers), Sébastien Schimtz and Florent Barat (Le Collectif WOW!), Ana Gonzalez (Terrestrials – Radiolab) and a masterclass by Sara de Monchy

Lucia Festival will open with a seminar dedicated to audio storytelling for children. Bambini all’ascolto / Listening Kids welcomes researchers, podcasters and producers for discussions and exchanges of international case studies and good practices.

We invite teachers, educators, researchers, podcasters, audio makers and anyone who has ever thought of writing and producing a series for children. 

We want to learn about and experiment with new formats and original content dedicated to children, to share knowledge and suggestions with anyone interested in podcasting and radio as a media to engage children, listen to them and make them listen, but also with those seeking new audiences and new markets. We want to learn from those who innovate audio languages beyond the audiobook and the fairy tale read aloud, from those who write untold stories for your ears that then come to life beyond your headphones, from those who study the complex ways in which childhood matures through listening to and sharing stories.

Listening Kids is free of charge, after registration HERE.

The seminar is in Italian and English: simultaneous translation will be available on your smartphones. Please bring headphones.

The presentations will be accompanied by the visual scribing of illustrator Nicola Giorgio.

Listening Kids is made possible thanks to the generous support of the Dutch Embassy in Italy.

Seminar Program

The impact of audio on language and reading in children

L’arco di Chiara

All the LUCIA festival events are free entry.

Masks are strongly recommended.
The festival venue is accessible to people with reduced mobility and wheelchair users.