Creation of Publishing Projects and Creative Writing

She was born in 1968 in Bologna; an art and literature enthusiast, she graduated cum laude in Modern Literature with a dissertation on Byzantine art history.
She is an iconographic painter and, at first, she devoted herself to the history of mosaic art by holding advanced courses in Italy, Russia and Greece for AIMC and the European Community. Later, she started working as an iconographic researcher and an editor for EDB Bologna.
In 1995, she started writing children’s short stories for several Italian and foreign publishers including Rizzoli, Bohem press, Grimm press and EMP, combining her passion for great classic literature and myth with fiction.

Manaresi Laura - docente di Progetti Editoriali e Scrittura Creativa presso la Libera Accademia D'Arte Novalia

She wrote articles and reviews for the online magazine NewsCinema and she is the script author of the illustrated column Fuoriscena. She creates publishing projects and training courses for illustrators with illustrator Giovanni Manna and she is a children’s book editor and translator.
She holds workshops for educators and artistic workshops and animated readings for children and young boys and girls in schools, public libraries, the Bologna Fair and various festivals, including Turin Book Fair and Giffoni film festival.
She works as a volunteer for AGEOP Ricerca, an association dealing with paediatric oncology, for which she carries out activities for young patients and illustrates the calendar issued by the Association every year.