Archive for December, 2013

The Befana Drama & Epiphany (La Dramma della Befana e Epifania)
Posted on: December 31st, 2013 by Jane Hunt

January 6th will mark the start of Epiphany and happens to be the morning after the night before so far as my book character, The Befana – or La Befana -is concerned.  The 6th is the morning when Italian children traditionally wake up and find which presents The Befana has left for them.  In fact, [...]

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That Was The Tour That Was
Posted on: December 24th, 2013 by Jane Hunt

Over 50 book signings and presentations and thousands and thousands of people later, the Befana Drama Giro-Rama tour finally ended today … well, for now at least.   It started in Ulverston on October 16 and ended in Preston, having raised awareness among an estimated 75,000 adults and children who became exposed to the Befana [...]

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Creative Writing Workshops Launch In January 2014
Posted on: December 22nd, 2013 by Jane Hunt

Gianna Della Luna Publishing is launching creative writing workshops, to run from January 2014 and available in schools across Lancashire, Cumbria, Greater Manchester, Merseyside, Cheshire and Yorkshire and other areas by negotiation.   The Befana Drama Creative Writing Workshops will be led by Gianna, author of the much acclaimed book, The Befana Drama.  The workshops [...]

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Kids treated to Befana Drama 2 Insights As We Build A Brand And Not Just A Book
Posted on: December 21st, 2013 by Jane Hunt

This week, I had one of the most joyous moments of my entire tour when I visited the wonderful St Cuthbert’s Primary School in Wigan and met their fabulous deputy head, Joanne.   The date had been set aside for the Befana Drama Read-a-Rama and I honestly couldn’t have asked for a better school in [...]

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The Box Office Vision’s Taking Over!
Posted on: December 13th, 2013 by Jane Hunt

The big news of the week for all Befana Drama fans is that book two will be out even faster than anticipated as we shall now be officially launching it at the Bologna Children’s Book Fair (March 24-28) in the beautiful Italian city of Bologna, famed for its food, architecture, University and being relatively close [...]

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Inspired By Bedford & The Kindness of Strangers
Posted on: December 9th, 2013 by Jane Hunt

I watched the big brown eyes of an Italian man light up this morning as the two of us found ourselves in a school car park and he drew up alongside my car.  At first, I thought he was rushing round to my driver’s door to ask why I was parked there, particularly when he’d [...]

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Film Agents, Prancing Horses & Fabulous Cuisine: Why Bologna Beckons!
Posted on: December 6th, 2013 by Jane Hunt

Funnily enough, when my new UKTI advisor did what I requested and found me information on exhibiting at the Bologna Children’s Book Fair in March, the following statement caught my eye ..”This leading children’s publishing event is exclusively for industry professionals and attracts a large international audience including publishers, literary agents, packagers, printers, TV/Film producers, [...]

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Investing In Success
Posted on: December 5th, 2013 by Jane Hunt

Gianna Della Luna has a few more weeks to run with its Befana Drama Giro-Rama book signing tour of the UK, which has (as of tonight) another 21 slots to go, culminating at Dobbies Preston on December 23 and 24.   Gianna Hartwright will then be unpacking her case and putting her feet up over [...]

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Stick or Oliver Twist? What The Dickens Has Happened This Week
Posted on: December 1st, 2013 by Jane Hunt

It’s been a long week and one of great highs and lows.  The lows were definitely experienced at Lightwater Valley.  I had always thought that ‘The Fridge’ was an American footballer, but now I know that is actually one half of an exhibitor area at the Dickensian Festival – the end with the open barn [...]

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