In framework of the Swiss it! Initiative the Embassy of Switzerland in India and Bhutan and Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia launched the Swiss literary days series in February 2021. Martin Clavadetscher, Winner of the Swiss Book Prize 2021 participates as part of the series at Bhutan Echoes : Drukyul’s literature festival 2022.
“Let me tell you a story” – A unique project launched as part of the Swiss It! initiative entailed a series of story writing and illustrating workshops for children in Bhutan. The workshops culminated in launching an e-book of stories written and illustrated by Bhutanese children. The book will be launched in a special film, along with the message of the Ambassador Dr. Ralf Heckner, heralding the beginning of 2022. This special film along with two most popular children’s films “Heidi” and “Schellen-Ursli” will be broadcasted on Bhutan National Television Channel 2 on the 1st, 2nd and 3rd January.
Following storytelling workshops conducted by ThinkArts with school children in Bhutan, Francesca Sanna will engage the same students in an online workshop on October 02 on illustrating their stories. She will also lead an online workshop on the process of illustration for illustrators from Bhutan on October 06. This project takes place under the umbrella of the "Swiss it!" initiative.