A wide range of activities will be held nationwide from November 13-17 as part of the second phase of a Vietnamese-Danish project on fostering literature for children.

A writing-for-children campaign will be launched for the 2012-2013 period will be launched on this occasion, while a ceremony will be held to present awards to prize winners of the 2011-2012 campaign.

Danish writer Merlin Mann and artist Jan Kjaer will run a workshop on creating graphic novels for local writers and artists. They will also discuss their series of Taynikma Legends comics with pupils from the Hanoi Experimental Secondary School.

The Vietnamese-Danish children’s literature project, with its first phase running from 2006-2010, is being jointly implemented by the Danish Writers Association, the Danish Embassy in Vietnam , and the Kim Dong Publishing House.

After its success in establishing junior reader clubs and organising storytelling trains to visit children across the country, enabling them to meet with the writers and artists whose work they enjoy, the organisers decided to extend the project until 2015.-VNA