Five women gather round a pictures book laughing and smiling.
A cohort of ‘Pathways Into’ mentees conversing.  ©

Pop Up Projects

Experience the creation of a new children’s picture book in this collaboration between UK literacy experts Pop Up Projects and Viet Nam publishing house Nhã Nam.  

During a two-week course featuring one-on-one mentoring and workshops, 15 Vietnamese illustrators will be invited to respond to text created by writer and environmentalist Trang Nguyen that focuses on the theme of caring for endangered species and their habitats.  

All of the work will ultimately be exhibited in the UK and Viet Nam and the work of one illustrator will be chosen for publication. 

About the collaborators 

Pop Up Projects and Vietnamese Publisher, Nhã Nam collaborate on this two-week course taking place in Vietnam for talented illustrated. Joining them will be Simon & Schuster’s Senior Art Director, Jane Buckley and author-illustrator Jan Fearnley who will be hosting the workshops and spending time with the illustrators. 

How to take part 

Pathways in Vietnam workshops will take place in September 2023. 

An exhibition showcasing the work will take place in Hanoi in November 2023.