The Topromi Foundation participates in creating the story “Hubbub on Saint George’s Day”
The Topromi Foundation, the Catalunya La Pedrera Foundation, El Far Cooperative and the Escola de Lletres have presented “Hubbub on Saint George’s Day. Stories and illustrations based on diversity”.
The book is a collection of stories created by 8 writers, students of the “Experience children's literature” workshop at the Escola de Lletres of Tarragona and illustrated by 10 people from the Creative and Design Studio of the Topromi Foundation and El Far Cooperative.
This initiative springs from the desire to give opportunities to people with different capacities. Therefore, “Hubbub on Saint George’s Day”, the outcome of the creativity and passion of different people; it is a unique, personal book, and more importantly one that is valuable in and of itself.
The story is set on the Feast Day of Saint George on the Rambla Nova in Tarragona and is told through the adventures of 8 characters: a pigeon, a rose, a poetic streetsweeper, a child who climbs to the top of the famous human pyramids, a noseless florist, a seeing-eye dog, a lizard and the best book in the world.
The book's illustrations
The illustrations were made by the Creative and Design Studio, an initiative of the Topromi Foundation (of the Catalunya La Pedrera Foundation) and El Far Cooperative. This studio merges graphic design with social transformation, since it fosters original thinking and expression in individuals with functional diversity.
The book's writers
The book contains 8 stories written by 8 students in the “Experience children's literature” course at the Escola de Lletres of Tarragona. Following the recommendations of their teacher, Joan Rioné, they were able to finish the workshop by putting everything they learned into practice by publishing this storybook.
A storybook that follows the Easy-to-Ready guidelines
Thanks to the advice of the Dyslexia Association of Tarragona, “Hubbub on Saint George’s Day” was published following the Easy-to-Read guidelines.
Easy-to-Read guarantees that everyone can access texts, especially individuals with temporary reading difficulties (immigrants, late learners, undereducated persons, etc.) or permanent reading difficulties (learning disorders, functional diversity, senility, etc.).